The degree will benefit those who are interested in practical theology or actively engaged in a parish pulpit preaching ministry. It will also be useful for those who desire further study in homiletics.
Students will be able to:
Our program appeals to those who seek:
Eight courses (24 credits). Six courses must be taken within the preaching department. Two “elective” courses may be taken from another division, such as Theology or from another school in the Boston Theological Institute (BTI). If a student takes a preaching course from BTI, it “counts” as part of the six.
Options and flexibility abound in our modular Th.M. We designed our modular Th.M. in Preaching with the busy pastor or ministry leader in mind. Each year, a total of five courses will be offered as one-week intensives. Two of those courses will be taught back to back during the summer.
Digital Live courses are semester long courses that meet online. They typically require a three-day residency in Charlotte.
We’ve also designed independent study courses to complement our bi-annual Preaching Conference, the annual meetings of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, and bi-annual Ockenga Lectures.
Students may also elect to take one online Semlink course in theology.
No. The modular program does not have to be completed in one year, but it is possible for participants to do so.
Students who want to live on campus must take three courses per semester in order to maintain full-time status and housing eligibility. The degree must be completed in one year.
If you have specific questions about Th.M. in Preaching course offerings or scheduling, please contact Dr. Patricia Batten, Associate Director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching, [email protected]