Six ACTS seminaries jointly sponsor a program in preaching leading to a Doctor of Ministry degree. The instructors who teach in the program are preachers and formal teachers of national and international reputation. They come from a wide range of settings and expertise as homileticians and preachers in the field. The program involves three annual summer residencies in Chicago, two projects in the participant’s ministry site and a thesis project.
During each summer residency, participants take a core (required) course, an elective course relevant to the participant’s learning goals, and participate in a colloquy. During colloquy, advisory groups consisting of peers working together to assess homiletical theology, develop group and individual learning goals and design a “Preaching Ministry project” which participants conduct independently at their ministry site between September and March following the first two residencies. After the third residency, participants develop a final project resulting in a thesis.
The program requires a separate ACTS DMin in Preaching application available from the website, actsdminpreaching.com or the program coordinator of the ACTS DMin in Preaching program. Applications are approved by the admissions committee of the seminary to which the candidate applies.
Interested persons should contact the Program Coordinator, ACTS DMin in Preaching Program, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201; 847-866-3975, firstname.lastname@example.org.