Content

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

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate public speaking skills

2.

Contextualise sermons both in terms of the needs of the hearers and in terms of the theology of the means of grace

3.

Write and preach sermons based on lectionary texts

4.

Write and preach occasional sermons (e.g. Weddings, funerals, school)

5.

Listen critically to preached sermons and provide constructive feedback

6.

Assess and utilise constructive feedback

7.

Show advanced skills in moving from sermon preparation to public preaching, demonstrating both theological depth and clear application to the hearer

8.

Demonstrate advanced ability to receive feedback and apply learning to the practice of preaching.

Unit sequence

Preparing the Sermon

Pedagogy

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.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Homily/Sermon

Occasional sermon 1500 words Presented during week 4—due end of week 6

30.0
Homily/Sermon

Lectionary sermon 3500 words Presented during weeks 10 to 11—due end of week 11

70.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:44 +1100