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Academics

D.Min in Preaching

Growth in preaching involves curiosity, openness to the Holy Spirit, synthesis of imagination and reason, and power and authority to proclaim the Word of God. The Bexley Seabury Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program, offered in collaboration with six other Chicago-area seminaries as the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) DMin in Preaching Program, offers opportunities to achieve that growth in your own preaching.

This ecumenical program, which includes intensive summer residencies and work in your home congregation during the year, is designed to help you become the preacher God is calling you to be.

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D.Min in Congregational Development

At Bexley Seabury, our low-residence doctor of ministry students have an unparalleled opportunity to learn, stretch, challenge themselves and others, and emerge at the end of three years with exceptional skills in leadership and deeper theological grounding for innovative and effective congregational ministry.

Students study with and learn from the outstanding faculty at Bexley Seabury, expert practitioners in fields related to congregational development, and peers. To integrate theory and practice, our DMin program includes collaborative study in small groups, lecture and discussion, online reflection throughout the year with a core group, case studies, a congregational study, and a thesis.

Our DMin in Congregational Development encourages students to reflect theologically on the nature of the church, understand the challenges and opportunities facing today's faith communities, analyze congregations and their contexts, practice effective community organizing and strategizing, and develop a learning community with others who are asking similar questions. Read abstracts of theses written by past DMin students.

A new cohort of students begins the program each June; applications are due April 1, with priority admission for students who apply by January 15. Learn more about the application process.

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