Prompted by the promise of Christ's soon return, the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program at Andrews University is designed to develop spiritually mature and responsible professionals in ministry for worldwide church leadership. The DMin Preaching concentration prepares participants for excellence in prophetic preaching.
The outcomes of the Preaching concentration include 1) a knowledge base, 2) a transformational emphasis on being, and 3) doing, evidenced in skill training for homiletics.
Knowing: The knowledge base has the following components:
- Exceptional understanding of theory in the field of homiletics
- A faithful Adventist theology of prophetic preaching
- An understanding of servant leadership
- Integration of preaching and worship
Being: In the process of the Preaching concentration, participants will experience transformational development in the following ways:
- Security with humility in the high calling to ministry
- Enrichment of personal and family life
- Greater commitment to ministry
- Positive collegial relationships
- A global view of society and ministry
Doing: Participants in the Preaching concentration also enhance preaching skills and demonstrate competency in areas fitting their context from the practices listed below:
- To produce excellent exegesis of scripture
- To learn and practice diverse styles of preaching
- To evaluate the effectiveness of preaching
- To deliver prophetic semons with excellence
- To read scripture in public effectively
- To articulate theological and theoretical understandings that advance preaching and worship
- To develop vision for meaningful congregational worship
- To organize, lead, and equip others to lead public worship
The following learning modalities will be included in the concentration's andragogy:
- A ministry development plan
- A context support group
- Learning groups including collective assignments, consultations, and accountability
- Classroom consultation: including didactic and experiential learning as well as networking with top educators and experts in the field of homiletics
- Research: including perusal of the current literature, assigned readings, and case studies
- Praxis: including implementation of preaching in the context of ministry
- Project: including theological reflection, field research, and intervention involving a specific challenge in their ministering context.
Dr. Hyveth Williams serves as concentration coordinator starting with the 2011 cohort. She can be reached at 1-269-471-6363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel and lodging information is provided in the links under the "Intensive Location" column.
Cohorts are identified by the year in which they formed. Cohort participants will take these courses:
Course requirements and schedule for the cohort that begins in 2015:
|Course #||Course Name||Instructors||Intensive Dates||Intensive Location|
Prophetic Preaching in the Worship Context (4 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
|Hyveth Williams||June 8-16, 2015||Andrews University|
DMin Project Seminar (4 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
|Bill Knott and/or David Penno||June 17-23, 2015||Andrews University|
Spiritual and Theological Foundations for Ministry (8 cr)
(Field Research Symposium April 18-19, Petr Cincala)
Daily schedule for Field Research Symposium
|Jon Dybdahl||April 6-19, 2016||Andrews University|
|Implementation Symposium||David Penno||
December 13, 2016
1:00-5:00 pm, EST
|virtual meeting via Zoom|
|CHMN744||A History of Preaching: Periods, Personalities, Propensities (5 cr)||Hyveth Williams||July 8-18, 2017||Andrews University|
|GSEM796||DMin Project ( 3 cr)||summer semester 2017|
|CHMN748||Preaching the Literary Forms of the Bible (5 cr)||Kenley Hall||July 7-17, 2018||Andrews University|
|GSEM796||DMin Project (3 cr)||summer semester 2018|
For dates and locations of courses planned for cohorts in other concentrations, see the four-year DMin Program Planner.
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