Pastoral Leadership in Homiletics 

Specialization Coordinator: Dr. Richard Ward

Word. Image. Energy. Justice. Passion. Weave these strands into effective preaching that meets the demands of our age. In this specialization we are seeking to help pastors gain clarity and insight into the art and craft of preaching, a major function of congregational leadership. Through this 32 semester hour program, pastors will develop their gifts in preaching and proclamation of God’s work in the world.    

The following is a description of the courses offered

for this concentration from previous years, distributed in three phases:


Foundation Phase:  9 hours in Foundation Courses:     

  • Pastoral Leadership in Context--3 hours
  • The Biblical Message and the Praxis of God--3 hours
  • Constructive Theology of Ministry--3 hours

Specialization Phase:  16 hours in Specialization Seminars:

  • Core Homiletic I--4 hours
  • Media and the Church--4 hours  
  • Core Homiletic II--4 hours
  • Elective related to DMin project--4 hours

Project Phase:  7 hours in Proposal and Project Courses:

  • Project Development Seminar I--0.5 hour
  • Project Development Seminar II--2.5 hours 
  • Project Proposal Course--2 hours
  • Project Course--2 hours

The Application deadline for:

January enrollment is October 1st, application fee is waived if submitted by September 15th.

June enrollment is April 15th, application fee is waived if submitted by April 1st.  


Phillips Theological Seminary offers Christian graduate theological education
in service of intelligent, just, and compassionate religious and civic communities. We welcome
students to a safe space for truth-seeking conversations about the Bible, Jesus, and faithful living.
Courses available on campus and online for certificate, diploma, MDiv, MAMC, MASJ, & MTS
programs, and on campus for the DMin program.

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