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Program Overview

Share God's Word

The Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching program is designed to be completed in three years. Each year requires resident attendance at Luther Seminary for three weeks, in which the core requirement class, an elective and a colloquy are conducted. A post-residency period gives participants time to complete a special project or thesis.

Candidates enter, work, and graduate as a class/cohort, thereby promoting the accountability and encouragement necessary to flourish in advanced professional study. Throughout the year, participants have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from their class via Web-based forums relating to their course work, contextual projects and thesis, vocational and professional development, and spiritual well-being.

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Core requirement

Assess your theology. Explore sermon design and delivery.  Reflect on the relationship between biblical text and your preaching context.

1.  Preaching as the Word of God
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2.  Preaching as the Proclaimed Word
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3.  Preaching as the Word in Context
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Learning Outcomes

Luther Seminary and its faculty aspires through its D.Min. program in Biblical Preaching to assist its student participants in achieving the following learning outcomes:

  • Participants will develop interpretive lenses and practices for reading and studying the Bible that will inform preaching in the light of their particular cultural context.

  • Participants will be able to make use of their ministry contexts as learning environments.

  • Participants will experience a deepening of both their faith in Jesus Christ and their commitment to, and understanding of their vocation.

  • Participants will be able to preach effectively in their ministry contexts.