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: DP3621L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Practicum

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Present an exegesis of a biblical text and use their findings as the basis for a textual sermon


Prepare and preach a sermon that takes into account both the text and the ministry context


Develop skills in preparing to deliver (preach) a sermon


Demonstrate a willingness to engage positively with supervision in the preparation and writing of sermons

Unit sequence

Relationship to course: A praxis unit in the Bachelor of Ministry

Prerequisites: At least 36 points in Field D—Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies (DP) Normally, • Completion of DP2015L Preparing the Sermon and DP3016L Preaching the Sermon or equivalent • the student fulfils a vocational requirement


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


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Project Report or Project Journal

A project report that supports the achievement of the learning outcomes.

Task 1

Project report (planning phase)—a preaching program plan

Due date is determined by the supervisor but normally by the end of week 2

Task 2

Workshop 1: an exegetical summary and sermon outline in the form of a briefing paper as the basis for a discussion with the supervisor.

Task 3

Workshop 2: an integrative response.

5000 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 18 Oct, 2018

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