PRESS RELEASE: A NEWLY ACCREDITED PROGRAM: DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (DMIN) AT PURITAN REFORMED THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Grand Rapids—Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”) announced today a newly accredited program: Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree program.
Foundational to an accredited Doctor of Ministry program at PRTS is the academic and spiritual formation of the student. Commencing August 2021, the DMin degree program is designed for those who desire to advance their ministry skills, particularly in preaching and homiletics, and is developed for those who have a passion for preaching, are gifted communicators, have a minimum of three years of pastoral ministry, and show promise in their local and regional ministry of teaching, homiletics, and preaching.
Joel R. Beeke, President of PRTS stated, “We trust that by God’s grace the Doctor of Ministry (homiletics) program, which stresses both solid Reformed academic training and vital piety, will serve the church and the academy in unprecedented ways, strengthening the Reformed community worldwide.”
The specific focus of the Doctor of Ministry program at PRTS is on biblical, Reformed, experiential, and practical preaching. PRTS seeks to adhere to the Reformed and Puritan tradition of homiletics, exemplified by John Calvin, William Perkins (Art of Prophesying), Petrus van Mastricht (Best Method of Preaching), Jonathan Edwards, and many others. We aim to do so by offering a Doctor of Ministry program that is distinctive in its academics and biblical piety; this will be evident in the admissions requirements, as well as in the program’s academic rigor, and spiritual and practical formation components. The Doctor of Ministry program will be academically rigorous and practical—resonating with the Reformed and Puritan tradition of preaching—as we seek to offer a comprehensive program with high, measurable, and peer-reviewed academic standards. Spiritual components of the DMin program may consist of assigned readings and preaching (in theory and practice). The program will be further enhanced by homileticians and preachers serving as subject experts and co-advisors for the DMin student.
Begun in 1994, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is now an accredited educational institution for MA, MDiv, ThM, and Ph.D. degrees. Its mission is to prepare students worldwide to serve Christ and His church through biblical, experiential, and practical ministry. The seminary numbers more than 200 students, has twelve professors, twenty globally renowned scholars as adjunct faculty, and a support staff of fourteen.