An introduction to the principles and processes for the preparation and delivery of sermons, presentations, and devotional messages. Special emphasis is given to the role of oral communication in attracting seekers to the church and building identity and community. Participation includes experiential involvement in an assigned ministry area. The candidate preaches 4 – 5 times which includes pre-session assessment and post session evaluation and debriefing by her/his Mentor. The candidate uploads sermon and debriefing notes from 2 of these messages. The candidate also participates in a guided study of the preaching teaching process that uses textbooks such as Preaching and Preachers ((Lloyd-Jones) and Biblical Preaching (Robinson).
Work load: 5 CEUs (50 hours)
Time frame: 4 months