OPEN JAN 13, 2020 – MAR 18, 2020 550 $
Homiletics
In this course, the fundamentals of an effective sermon will be presented and practiced. These include: sermon preparation, sermon structure, creating a manuscript, rhetoric and effective body language. These practical fundamentals will be built upon a discussion of the nature of sermon anointing (divine empowerment).
TIME COMMITMENT6 HOURS PER WEEK
DURATION8 WEEKS + RESEARCH
PACETUTOR GUIDED
MODULSKILLS
COURSE LANGUAGEENGLISH
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTAVAILABLE IN ENGLISH
DIFFICULTYINTERMEDIATE
CREDIT HOURS2
TOTAL TIME40 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH

What you´ll learn

Homiletics: Preparation and delivery of sermons
In this course, the fundamentals of an effective sermon will be presented and practiced. These include: sermon preparation, sermon structure, creating a manuscript, rhetoric and effective body language. These practical fundamentals will be built upon a discussion of the nature of sermon anointing (divine empowerment).

Course Goals

  • The student is introduced to and understands basic communication principles.
  • The student describes different sermon types.
  • The student articulates the nature of theologically sound sermon preparation.
  • The student observes and practices power-filled sermons.
  • The student demonstrates basic comprehension of rhetorical skills and practices.
  • The student summarizes the dimensions of divine empowerment of sermon ministry.

Acquired Skills

  • Individualizing a sermon for a particular listenership.
  • Delivering a riveting sermon with as much freedom as possible.
  • Incorporating diverse rhetorical tactics in a sermon.
  • Preparing for spiritual impact through appropriate prayer and listening to the Lord.
OPEN JAN 13, 2020 – MAR 18, 2020
550 $

Contents of the course in detail

Homiletics: Preparation and delivery of sermons
  • Introduction and principles of communication
  • The goal of a sermon, sermon varieties
  • The place of prayer in sermon preparation, understanding of sermon anointing
  • Congregation/listener analysis, and resulting theme and text choices (about what should I preach?).
  • Preparation of various sermon types, supporting resources
  • Use of illustrations, parables, and examples
  • Sermon structure and preparation of the sermon manuscript
  • Rhetoric 1: use of voice, gestures, and facial expression
  • Rhetoric 2: body language, movement, and expression

Faculty

To be announced

Final exam

Online test

Evaluation and Grading

2x one-page reflections on sermons listened to (20%).
4x evaluations of sermons delivered (60%).
Final essay examination (20%).

Preparatory tasks for the students

Required reading (18 hours).
Listen to 2 sermons (live or online).
Presentation of four sermons in the student’s Placement Church with evaluation.

Proof of achievement

to be announced

Required Reading

To be announced.

Additional Bibliography

To be announced.