Although clearly worthwhile in giving aspiring preachers a good foundation, oftentimes many courses and books on preaching (also known as “homiletics”) in Bible colleges and seminaries oftentimes take more of a “how-to” approach to preaching. While it is certainly helpful to learn the skills of negotiating the path from biblical text to the sermon itself, in this course we’ll take a different approach to the discipline of homiletics. Starting by laying the building blocks of preaching, the course adopts more of a “values-based” approach to the task of preaching. By connecting preaching to church leadership, the course explores the importance of personal credibility and spiritual authenticity on the part of the preacher. It also examines the connection between preaching and spiritual gifts, explores a theology of preaching, and finally concludes with communication theory, biblical preaching and the connection between preaching and the Holy Spirit. I look forward to walking this journey with you as you seek to lay a solid foundation for your preaching ministry.
What are the requirements?
You should be interested in exploring preaching.
This course is offered in English. If you would like to do this and English is not your first language, please contact us and indicate the language in which you would require this course.
What am I going to get from this course?
A more comprehensive understanding of the important connection between preaching and church leadership.
Putting into place the building blocks of preaching: credibility, spiritual authenticity and a biblical theology of communication that ultimately relies upon the Holy Spirit.
13 lessons of narrated PowerPoint slide shows.
Who is this course for?
You are a “practicing preacher” in a church or related ministry context
You are a homiletics student.
You are currently involved in preaching and/or church ministry leadership.
You are exploring a call to the ministry or to preaching.
You want to equip yourself for future service as an effective communicator of God’s Word.