Seminary-trained teams providing customized research, meeting specific needs of church pastors and staff.
The pressure from high expectations, combined with the relentless frequency of weekly services, creates for many pastors "the tyranny of the coming Sunday." Add the countless, diverse demands on a pastor, and too many weeks there simply isn't time to get it all done. Let Docent help.
We provide a dedicated team of seminary-trained researchers that have their PhDs or are MDiv or PhD students.Learn more about our team »
Docent's research does not replace the pastor's study time or write sermons. Rather, we provide a team of research allies whose work can creatively and diligently complement the pastor's own work.Learn more about our process »
You determine how you need Docent to work for you. We don’t tell you what or how to think. Rather, we execute your specific instructions. We enhance what you wish to convey.Learn more about our process »
We want you to be fully satisfied with our work and welcome your comments. We believe that constructive criticism and feedback strengthens our partnership with you.Read what other pastors say about Docent »
Docent is a non-profit organization dedicating its profits to fund holistic inner city ministry and higher education initiatives. Docent currently focuses on the Yellowstone Academy in Houston, TX as the primary recipient of our inner city funding.Learn more about our charity »
“We found that our Docent researcher was very committed, very thorough, very flexible and willing to work within our ministry context to offer what would help us best.”
Dave Nelson, Lead Pastor
K2 the Church, Salt Lake City, UT
“Their quality scholarship makes me less dependent on the quick fix of reading “popular sermons.” It’s one of the smartest things I’ve done.”
Vic Pentz, Senior Minister
Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA
“I find Docent to be a valuable resource as I seek to faithfully preach God's Word each week. ”
Steve Hartman, Senior Minister
Third Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA