Preaching Refined

As a shepherd of God's flock, expository preaching is the supreme manifestation of love for the church.




Modular Sessions

+ Dissertation


Per Year



Program Purpose

The Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching is a modular program designed to refine the faithful expositor's preaching ability, providing an academic setting that enables him to remain in his present ministry.


Grow in knowledge of the Scripture, homiletics, and expository preaching.


Study in Los Angeles under faithful preachers and teachers who are known for their expertise.


Fellowship richly with other pastors who share the calling to feed Christ's flock.


Preach in your current ministry context using concepts from each modular session.
The program has one simple goal in mind — to fine tune your preaching for maximum effectiveness.
- John MacArthur

Modular Sessions

July 2018

Expository Preaching and The New Testament

Homiletics and Sermon Delivery
with John MacArthur, Steve Lawson, and guest lecturers T. David Gordon and Derek Thomas

January 2019

Historical and Contemporary Preaching Models
with John MacArthur, Steve Lawson, and guest lecturers Carl Trueman and Michael Reeves

July 2019

Doctrinal Foundation for Expository Preaching

Expository Preaching and The Old Testament
with John MacArthur and Steve Lawson. Guest lecturers TBA.

January 2020

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

Professors and Guest Lecturers

John MacArthur

President, Professor of Pastoral Ministries

Steve Lawson

Professor of Preaching, Dean of D.Min. Studies

Derek Thomas

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

Joel R. Beeke

Guest Lecturer, President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

Alistair Begg

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

Daniel Block

Guest Lecturer, Professor of Old Testament of Wheaton College

Carl Trueman

Guest Lecturer, Professor at Grove City College

Dale Ralph Davis

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

Sinclair Ferguson

Guest Lecturer, Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary

Michael Reeves

Guest Lecturer, President of Union School of Theology

T. David Gordon

Guest Lecturer, Professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College
Students will also benefit from the experience and expertise of The Master's Seminary Faculty.

Designed for Pastors Who...

Preach regularly and desire to learn and grow without leaving their current ministry context.
Have an M.Div. and have been preaching for at least three consecutive years. OR Have an MA (65+ credits) in a biblical field and have been preaching for at least five consecutive years.
Have a desire to sharpen their original language skills.
Aspire to crystallize their understanding of expository preaching through a dissertation.
Applicants coming from outside of the United States, must be aware of specific requirements for International students.

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