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Regent University School of Divinity Unveils its Doctor of Ministry in Biblical and Renewal Preaching 

Regent University School of Divinity Unveils its Doctor of Ministry in Biblical and Renewal Preaching 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 10, 2024) – Regent University is announcing its new Doctor of Ministry with a concentration in Biblical and Renewal Preaching—a program designed to deepen theological understanding, equip ministry leaders with advanced skills in sermon construction, and provide Christlike practices for church care in today’s complex ministry culture.

“God has designated preaching as His way of delivering Biblical truth to His church and the world. To fulfill God’s call in this, our new program in Biblical and Renewal Preaching will help attain the highest level of preaching effectiveness that is Biblical in authority, Spirit-filled in quality, excellent in preparation, and relatable in delivery,” said Corné J. Bekker, Dean of the School of Divinity at Regent University. “The focus of Biblical preaching is to know ‘Jesus Christ and Him crucified’ (1 Corinthians 2:2 ESV). We place our program’s substantive priorities with Jesus Christ and Him crucified; His Holy Spirit’s power—not ours—and God’s power above man’s wisdom.”

This program emphasizes the transformative power of the Holy Spirit and advocates for a faithful interpretation of the Bible to inspire and win souls for Christ. The coursework will enable preachers to deliver messages that not only uplift and edify but also inspire profound spiritual and societal change.

“Regent continues to attract the brightest minds and most inspired hearts for Christ from around the globe,” said Dr. William L. Hathaway, Regent University Provost. “The world is in desperate need of renewal preaching that mirrors the Biblical model of leadership.  It is Regent’s continued mission to provide the most innovative and principled curriculum available to ensure that our graduates are ready to meet that need and impact the world for the glory of God.”

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About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university, with more than 13,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study, including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University has been ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for 12 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2024).