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Clamp Divinity School to offer new doctoral degree

April 12, 2017

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This fall Anderson University’s Clamp Divinity School will launch a new Doctor of Ministry degree in 21st Century Ministry. Seminars will focus on how churches and ministries can effectively engage social and generational change through studies in a variety of areas, including leadership, preaching, pastoral ministry, and evangelism.

         “Too often, seminaries are busy equipping students for yesterday’s church,” says Michael Duduit, Dean of the Clamp Divinity School. “Our goal in this DMin program will be to equip ministers for effective service in tomorrow’s church as they learn to be biblically faithful while responding to cultural and generational shifts that impact our churches and communities.”

         The program will begin in the fall semester with two seminars offered: Contemporary Church Models led by Matt Rogers, pastor of The Church at Cherrydale in Greenville, and Expository Preaching & Tomorrow’s Church, led by Duduit (who also serves as founder and Executive Editor of Preaching magazine). The latter seminar will include sessions with Bryan Chapell, author of the book Christ-Centered Preaching and the 2017 Broadus Lecturer at Anderson University.

         This will be the second Doctor of Ministry track offered by Clamp Divinity School; the first one, which continues, is a DMin in Biblical Preaching. Both tracks include 35 credit hours of seminars and a significant ministry project. Each track can accept up to 15 students per year.

         The new DMin program will include both applied (online) seminars and residential seminars. Applied seminars are completed primarily online, with interactive online class meetings held early in the semester and one concluding day on campus. Residential seminars involve spending four days on campus. The seminars are coordinated so that students taking both seminars in a semester can come to campus for one week, with one day spent on the applied seminar and four days on the residential seminar. Students are not required to enroll in two seminars per semester, if they prefer to take one at a time.

         “This is a unique program which we believe meets a great need for ministers in a time of intense cultural and social change,” Duduit explains. “Our goal is to help ministers be ready to more effectively serve as they engage a changing world with the Gospel.”

         For more information, visit the Clamp website at, or call (864) 328-1809.

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