Is it time for you or a priest you know to go deeper? Bexley Seabury DMin programs focus on achieving competence in a specific field of practical knowledge and linking learning to your ministry setting. Our faculty members offer academic and pedagogical expertise in their respective disciplines as well as real-world experience.
DMin in Congregational Development
Our curriculum includes 8 required courses and 2 DMin-level electives that emphasize the integration of theory and practice and incorporate theological reflection. Courses help you refine your leadership, analytic, and community-building capacities, and learn how to apply new insights to your ministry context. All courses are offered as 1-week intensives in January and June. Learning continues throughout the year, in online conversations with your core group, and culminates in a thesis.
DMin in Preaching
Offered collaboratively, with five nearby seminaries, this program is fully ecumenical—faculty, students, and worship all reflecting a mix of faith traditions. Coursework is anchored in 3-week summer terms in Chicago, and continues throughout the year with work in your home congregation leading to a final thesis project.