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Doctor of Ministry Department
DMin Preaching Cohort

DMin Preaching Cohort

2019 Cohort forming now. Apply for admission in Summer 2019

Preaching has the potential to convey the glory of God, the weight of sin, the wonder of salvation, and the power of a life lived for God. Let's move beyond potential—to lasting transformation.

In July 2019, you can further focus your Doctor of Ministry studies by joining the Preaching Cohort. You'll join a company of ten fellow pastors to perfect the art of preaching in your congregation. You'll learn from and receive critique by some of the most widely respected communicators in the evangelical Church. You'll publish a dissertation that pushes the practice of preaching forward.

In keeping with our focus upon gospel-centered transformation, this program strengthens you for the express purpose of strengthening the Church. So take your preaching to the next level; join our next Preaching Cohort in the summer 2019 semester.




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Graduate in five years



5-day intensive courses in Portland mean no need to relocate






2018 Cohort Course Schedule*

*Summer 2019 cohort schedule will be posted in the near future

Tony Merida Preaching and Pastoral Ministry July 2018
Jim Shaddix Preaching New Testament Literature January 2019
Bryan Chapell Christ-Centered Preaching July 2019
Zack Eswine Preaching and Application January 2020
Steve Mathewson Preaching Old Testament Literature July 2020
Robert Smith Doctrinal Preaching January 2021
Reid Kisling Research Design and Methodology July 2021


Accessible Scheduling

The Doctor of Ministry Preaching Cohort program may be completed in five years' time by enrolling in five-day intensive seminars offered at the Portland campus, twice each year. This streamlined scheduling means you can complete your studies without leaving family, career, or ministry behind.

A Practical, Publishable Dissertation

Your dissertation won't sit on a shelf in our library. The fifth year of your program will see you develop a practical and scholarly product that speaks to the field of pastoral ministry, will be a blessing to your fellow pastors, and is worthy of and appropriate for publication. Dr. Reid Kisling oversees our dissertation process, and with his help your dissertation could make a significant impact upon pastors and ministry leaders everywhere. This level of academic research requires our DMin students to have ready access to a theological or seminary library in their region.

Admission Requirements

  • A Master of Divinity degree or a two year MA degree in ministry leadership consisting of at least 72 semester credits from an ATS-accredited seminary
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 higher, as well as a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • At least three years of full-time experience in a significant ministry leadership role after seminary graduation
  • Continuing significant leadership role during period of doctoral studies
  • A completed application for admission and all admission materials

If you do not meet one of these requirements, we invite you to contact an Admissions Counselor to explore alternative Doctor of Ministry admission options.