Master Of Theology ThM Homiletics Residential Degree Program At Liberty University
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Jan 13, 2020
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Prepare to Preach the Gospel with a Master of Theology in Homiletics

Are you excited about developing your sermon writing and delivering skills? If you’re looking for ways to communicate the mystery of God and the teachings of Jesus Christ to your congregation, then Liberty University’s Master of Theology – Homiletics can help prepare you. Your desire and joy in preaching the Word of God should be bolstered with education and experience to reach the listener’s heart. Our experienced professors can help you learn to put your thoughts down on paper and then deliver those thoughts with the power of the Holy Spirit behind it.

Liberty University’s Master of Theology – Homiletics is a postgraduate program that is designed for students who have previously achieved their Master of Divinity or equivalent degree. This program will focus on your ability to develop, write, and deliver sermons to teach, inspire, and bring the Gospel to the listener. If you find yourself wanting to expand your knowledge and ability, but not yet ready to pursue your doctorate, then this postgraduate degree program will develop your skills while still preparing you for future doctoral studies.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Homiletics Degree?

If you are eventually planning to pursue your doctoral-level education then the Th.M. – Homiletics thesis track is the best route for you to take. It is specifically designed for those students going on to a doctorate, and it can smoothly help you transition to the challenges and rewards both in ministry work and your future studies.  Your studies in homiletics will help you develop your sermon writing and delivering skills. This degree program will culminate in a thesis paper that will help prepare you for the work you will do on a dissertation if you choose to pursue your doctorate.

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What Will You Learn in Our Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Homiletics Degree?

Your training in theology will go beyond your M.Div. and investigate modern and contemporary Christian thought, as well as a deeper exploration of biblical theology. The homiletics specialization of your Master of Theology (Th.M.) will be focused primarily on the preparation and delivering of sermons.

You will learn about expository preaching and the methods of interpretation as well as the formula for sermon outlines and how to preach expository sermons. You will also learn how to preach evangelistically with special emphasis being placed on the Old and New Testaments. Special occasions such as Christmas, weddings, and funerals often require special sermons. You will study how to preach for these occasions as well as how to fulfill the needs of the contemporary church family.

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Featured Courses

HOMI 605 – Expository Preaching

HOMI 612 – Evangelistic Preaching

HOMI 635 – Preaching for Special Occasions

HOMI 670 – Preaching from the Old Testament

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Highlights of Our Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Homiletics Degree

  • Monday-only classes for masters’ programs allow students to complete large portions of their Postgraduate degree by only attending class one day a week.
  • We have a state-of-the-art homiletics/teaching lab in our School of Divinity building.
  • Our Scriptorium houses: the Rawlings Foundation rare books valued at over $1 million, a 111 ft.-long Torah scroll that dates to the 16th century, and a functioning replica Gutenberg Printing Press.
  • Local church ministry training is embedded within our programs.
  • We provide experiential learning opportunities through church and para-church ministries.

Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Homiletics Degree Information

      Career Opportunities for Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Homiletics Graduates

      • Bible Instructor
      • Evangelist
      • Family Pastor
      • Missionary
      • Professor
      • Senior Pastor

      Admission Requirements for Postgraduate Degrees

      Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission: