Registration is open for Dr. Steve Thomas’s Doctor of Ministry course on “Preaching Narrative,” January 24-27. Most of us know how to preach epistolary literature, but we struggle with narrative and poetry. The Central Seminary D.Min. in public ministry aims to correct that deficiency. Here is what Dr. Thomas says about his course:

This course is intended to help the student develop deeper commitment to and enhanced abilities in the work of expository preaching. This is achieved by 1) exploring theological and historical data that shape understanding of the preacher’s role, 2) identifying hermeneutical issues specific to narrative preaching, and 3) practicing exegetical and homiletical skills key to faithful exposition.

Dr. Thomas has studied at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Reformed Theological Seminary.

The class will meet from 7:30 on Tuesday morning until 5:00 on Friday afternoon. We have adopted a Tuesday through Friday schedule to allow travel time for pastors who wish to be in their own pulpits on Sunday.

The Central Seminary D.Min. in public ministry offers courses in preaching narrative, preaching imaginative literature (poetry, wisdom, and parable), public worship, and public defense of the faith. If you are interested in pursuing the D.Min., you can contact Kevin Bauder. Tuition for the first course is free for every qualified D.Min. applicant!