Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching is a modular program designed to refine the faithful pastor’s ability to teach and preach the Word of God




modular sessions & dissertation



Lawson-Duncan 1 Hour Webinar for Prospective Students

Drs. Steven J. Lawson and Austin T. Duncan discuss why you need the Doctor of Ministry program and answer questions from prospective students. Alumnus Dr. Michael Staton shares his experience in the program.

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 The D.Min. offers you the opportunity to

Deepen your knowledge of Scripture, homiletics, and expository preaching

Study in Los Angeles under renowned pastor-theologians

Fellowship with other pastors who share the calling to feed Christ’s flock

Preach in your current ministry context using concepts from each modular session

Modular Sessions

January 2021

Historical Contemporary Preaching Models with John MacArthur and Steven Lawson. Guest lecturers TBA.

July 2021

Expository Preaching and the Old Testament, Doctrinal Foundation for Expository Preaching with John MacArthur and Steven Lawson. Guest lecturers TBA.

January 2022

Theology & Expository Preaching with John MacArthur and Steven Lawson. Guest lecturers TBA.

July 2022

Expository Preaching and The New Testament, Homiletics and Sermon Delivery with  John MacArthur and Steven Lawson. Guest lecturers TBA.

The D.Min. is for pastors who have an M.Div. and have been preaching for at least three consecutive years or have an M.A. (72+ credits) in a biblical field and have been preaching for at least five consecutive years.

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Why choose the TMS DMin?

For the focused, modular format and expert faculty.

Our D.Min. curriculum is a focused opportunity to improve your study of Scripture, your preparation, and your delivery of expository sermons. In this program, you will sit under the teaching and preaching of world-class theologians and faculty. They will mentor you, listen to your sermons, and offer feedback on how you can be more effective in your exposition of the Word of God. The modular format allows you to further your training without leaving your present ministry, giving you the opportunity to put your training into immediate practice.

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Professors & Guest Lecturers

Steven J. Lawson

Dean of D.Min. Studies and Professor of Preaching, President and Founder of OnePassion Ministries

John MacArthur

Chancellor Emeritus and Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Pastor-Teacher at Grace Community Church

Derek Thomas

Guest Lecturer, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church (Columbia, South Carolina)

Dale Ralph Davis

Guest Lecturer, Minister in Residence of First Presbyterian Church (Columbia, South Carolina)

Alistair Begg

Guest Lecturer, Pastor of Parkside Church (Cleveland, Ohio)

Daniel Block

Guest Lecturer, Professor of Old Testament of Wheaton College

T. David Gordon

Guest Lecturer, Professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College

Joel R. Beeke

Guest Lecturer, President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

Sinclair Ferguson

Guest Lecturer, Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary

Michael Reeves

Guest Lecturer, President of Union School of Theology

H.B. Charles Jr.

Guest Lecturer, Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church