About Us

The ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program combines class work in Chicago over three consecutive summers and projects conducted in the context of one's local ministry. This work involves a rotation of three videotaped sermons, written reflection papers, and collaboration with members of one's ministry context. Participants normally complete the program in three years.

This program is practical. Your education extends beyond the classroom into your ministry context, focusing concretely o­n your unique learning goals and the needs of the people you serve. You will collaborate with members of your ministry to develop competence in the area of ministry that congregations have rated as o­ne of the most important pastoral responsibilities. Explore your call to proclaim God's Word.

Through this program you will improve your understanding of and skills in preaching, discover your own pulpit hermeneutic, claim and nurture your preaching voice and reconsider preaching within a variety of contexts, mentored by preachers and master teachers of international reputation.For more information, contact Program Coordinator Marcy Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For participants entering the program in 2016, the first Residency begins June 19 with classes from June 20 - July 8, 2016.