This is a practical unit in a supervised ministry context which focuses especially on developing further the skills of preparing and preaching the sermon. The student will practise exegetical skills by working with lectionary readings for the preparation and delivery of sermons in a ministry context. The preparation and delivery will be regularly evaluated with the supervisor.

Unit Code: DP9621L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Practicum

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Use advanced exegetical skills in analysis and interpretation of biblical texts and apply findings to textual sermons


Integrate the text and the context in meaningful ways which show insight into and engage with the hearer


Develop and use reflective practices in the area of preaching

Unit sequence

At least 48 points of DP is desirable.


This is applied workplace learning informed by relevant literature, supervisory observation and mentoring, and student reflective integrative responses.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Portfolio Indicative tasks: • Project report (planning phase)—a preaching program plan • At least three exegetical summaries and sermon outlines, notes on feedback from the supervisor and a summary of modifications made as a result • Evidence of suitable reflective processes including debrief with the supervisor

7000 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-04 23:55:25 +1100