This unit focuses on the practical dynamics of publicly communicating the word, and practising the various skills of sermon exegesis, writing and preaching, as they are appropriate to various preaching contexts.
Unit Code: DP3216L
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Demonstrate public speaking skills
Contextualise sermons both in terms of the needs of the hearers and in terms of the theology of the means of grace
Write and preach sermons based on lectionary texts
Write and preach occasional sermons (e.g. Weddings, funerals, school)
Listen critically to preached sermons and provide constructive feedback
Assess and utilise constructive feedback
Show advanced skills in moving from sermon preparation to public preaching, demonstrating both theological depth and clear application to the hearer
Demonstrate advanced ability to receive feedback and apply learning to the practice of preaching.
Prerequisites: Preparing the Sermon
Teaching input from the lecturer, seminar style dialogue and discussion, reviewing and discussing pre-reading materials, class exercises practicing skills and methods, impromptu speaking, class presentations of sermon study materials, with students coaching one another and providing feedback.
Occasional sermon 1500 words Presented during week 4—due end of week 6
Lectionary sermon 3500 words Presented during weeks 10 to 11—due end of week 11
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2020-01-14 15:17:35 +1100