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Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Preaching


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  The prospective doctoral candidate must hold an earned Master’s degree from an approved educational institution.  Upon receipt of the application and consultation, a determination will be made concerning the prospective doctoral candidate’s eligibility.





Total Courses

6 courses(30 hours)

Core Courses & Electives


20 hours

60-120 pages

Core Courses

Minimum 3

Authorized Textbooks

Elective Courses

Maximum 3

Elective Page or No Travel Seminar Tab




No Travel Seminars


Maximum 3


No Travel Seminar Tab


TUITION - $2,595.00

Automatic Monthly Payment Program:  $200 down and $100 a month for a total of $2,595.00.

Up Front Payment Program: $300 reduction for a total of $2,295.00 paid at enrollment.

Tuition does not include textbooks. Please purchase them at your favorite book dealer or www.Amazon.com

ABOUT THIS DEGREE PROGRAM:  The Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Preaching degree program will enable the doctoral candidate to do an overall study of research and practice in the realm of proclamation/Biblical preaching.  The program consists of six courses which, are the equivalent of thirty hours of study, and a dissertation, which is the equivalent of 20 hours of study. Texts must be selected from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Although all textbooks may be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time.  Once a textbook is read, a 10 to 20 page paper describing what was read must be submitted for grading.    A four to six page paper is required for each No Travel Seminar.  We are simply asking students for a summary of the material. Review the How to Submit Your Work tab concerning submission of assignments.

SPECIFIC DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:  The Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Preaching degree program requires a total of 50 hours.  This is comprised of six courses (30 hours) and a dissertation (20 hours).  Three of the six required courses must be core courses chosen from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Up to three of the six required courses may be electives.  Electives may be chosen from the Electives Page or the No Travel Seminars page.  No Travel Seminars are optional.  A maximum of three No Travel Seminars may be utilized for this program.


DBP 610  The Witness of Preaching - The Witness Of Preaching, Second Editionby Thomas G. Long (October 20, 2005)

DBP 620  Christ-Centered Preaching - Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermonby Bryan Chapell (Mar 1, 2005)

DBP 630  Expository Preaching - Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages by Haddon W. Robinson (March 18, 2014)

DBP 640  Biblical Preaching  - The Four Pages of the Sermon: A Guide to Biblical Preachingby Paul Scott Wilson (May 1, 1999)

DBP 650 Sermon Preparation - Power in the Pulpit:  How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons by Jerry Vines and James L. Shaddix (June 10, 1999)

DBP 660  Basics of Preaching - We Preach Christ: The Man, The Method, The Message by T.A. Prickett (December 8, 2004)

DBP 670  Dynamic Preaching - Preaching That Changes Lives by Mike Fabarez (September 19, 2005)

DBP 690 Preaching Essentials - The 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching - Second Edition by Wayne McDill (Jul 1, 2006)

DBP 700  Church Growth 101 - Church Growth 101 A Church Growth Guidebook for Ministers and Laity by Glenn W Mollette (Mar 28, 2012

DBP 710  Doctrinal Preaching - Doctrine That Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Teaching and Preaching To Life, Dr. Robert Smith 


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1238
8922 Ruffian Lane
Newburgh, Indiana 47629



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