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Introduction to Preaching and Teaching
This course examines the significance of preaching for the contemporary church and begins to equip students to become expository preachers and teachers. The course will explore approaches to preaching taken by leading homileticians and reflect on the place of preaching in the life of the church. Students will also examine the range of approaches to Christian education taken in N. American churches, assessing their strengths and weaknesses, and will identify students’ own learning and teaching styles.
Students will view sermons by noteworthy contemporary preachers and examine a variety of different sermon forms. They will examine different teaching curricula, with a particular focus on teaching resources for youth ministry. Students’ own questions and needs will determine the exact shape of the course, which will also provide an opportunity for reflection on each individual’s own authentic preaching voice. Classes will follow a seminar format, with an emphasis on discussion.
The course aims to equip students to understand the place and purposes of preaching and teaching in the church, and to appreciate the issues involved in the expository preaching of the Scriptures.