DMin students in the Leadership Track may choose to complete their program with a Preaching concentration.
Cultural and Contextual Relevance
Society is shifting in dramatic ways, but the mandate to preach the Gospel to reach the lost and disciple the church remains the same. This concentration will help you access a fresh entry point to present God’s message in post-Christian Canada. Through in-depth contextual and cultural analysis, you will learn how to better identify and address the present needs of your congregation and community using persuasive sermons that are both relevant and practical.
Practice of Preaching
Be equipped with the skills needed to answer the question: How does my preaching work together with the Holy Spirit to bring Scripture to life and change lives? Continue to grow in your ability to deliver effective, life-changing preaching by deepening your exegetical and hermeneutical skills as you wrestle with the meaning and implications of Scripture. Experiment with various sermon forms and delivery styles that will help you engage with 21st century audiences. You will enhance your public speaking abilities, become familiar with new communication assessment tools and learn how to better evaluate your own preaching and offer constructive feedback to others.
Spiritual Growth and Discernment
The most effective preaching stems from the ministry of men and women committed to growing spiritually. We all possess unique gifts, life experiences and character traits that shape the way we communicate. Continue to cultivate your gifts through spiritual formation to better communicate God’s word. You will be challenged to pursue and commit to new rhythms that further your spiritual growth and deepen your relationship with God.
Program Schedule and Course Sequence
Residencies in this 3-year program are second and third full weeks of June and the first full week of January. Summer residencies do not include weekends.
- DMML 0901: Formation of the Leader
- DMPC 0901: Participating in God’s Work: Preaching Foundations
- DMML 0941: Exegeting Your Ministry Context
- DMML 0951 Integration Overview
- DMML 0907: Leadership Development
- DMPC 0904: Embodying the Gospel: Enhancing Communication Skills
- DMML 0942: Philosophy of Christian Leadership
- DMML 0952 Integration Proposal
- DMML 0905: Intercultural Leadership Competency
- DMML 0943: Action Research Project
- DMPC 0912: Topics in Proclamation
- DMML 0953 Integration Portfolio
Preaching Concentration Coordinator
Dr. Kevin Livingston
Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry
View Faculty Bio | klivingston [at] tyndale [dot] ca | 416.226.6620 ext. 2207