D.Min. Preaching Cohort

2017 Cohort forming now. Apply for admission by March 6, 2017

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.

Beginning in summer 2017, you can further focus your Doctor 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 the Preaching Cohort in Summer 2017.




Reduce This!



Graduate in five years



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






Cohort Course Schedule

Art Azurdia
Effecting Gospel-Centered Transformation
July 17-21, 2017
Tony Merida
Preaching and Pastoral Ministry
Jan. 22-26, 2018
Dan Doriani Preaching New Testament Literature
July 9-13, 2018
Bryan Chapell
Christ-Centered Preaching
Jan. 21-25, 2019
Zack Eswine Preaching and Application
July 15-17, 2019
Steve Mathewson Preaching Old Testament Literature
Jan. 20-24, 2020
Robert Smith Doctrinal Preaching
July 27-31, 2020
Reid Kisling Research Design and Methodology
Jan. 25-28, 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 D.Min. 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 M.A. 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 enrollment counselor to explore alternative Doctor of Ministry admission options.