PC132-812 - Preaching - Skills and Self-Evaluation
2,802 Standard Tuition Fee
Category developing unitB
pastoral churchUnit Discipline
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
A. Know and understand
Demonstrate Advanced knowledge and understanding of preaching, and the criteria to listen to and Critique their own sermons.
B. Be able to
1. Critique homiletical principles
2. Demonstrate Advanced skill in preparing and delivering sermons
3. Present Research-Aware evidence-based perspectives on preaching
C. Be in a position to
Applying perspectives and skills from the preaching workshop to ministry contexts
Section 1: Introduction
1. What is preaching?
2. Preaching in the Bible
Address at least two of:
a. The preaching of Jesus
b. Apostolic preaching in Acts
c. The Old Testament prophets
d. Deuteronomy as a sermon
e. Hebrews as a sermon
Section 2: Sermon preparation
1. Preparing a sermon
2. Hermeneutics for the preacher
3. A preaching plan
Section 3: Preaching different Bible genres
Address at least three biblical genres
Section 4: Preaching demonstration
Preaching will be demonstrated by guest lecturers and preachers, usually working with a selected book of the Bible.
Section 5: Preaching and change
1. Congregational change
a. How sermons work to produce change
b. Preaching to the heart and motivational structures of the heart
c. The elements of content, expression, wisdom, timing
d. The place of preaching in congregational revitalisation
2. Self-evaluation and change—preaching as a life-long process
a. How to listen to your sermons
b. Using criteria for reviewing sermons
c. Self-evaluation and response to comments
Sections 1–5 are weighted at 20% each
This unit's indicative bibliography is currently being revised. Students should contact their home college for further details at the time of taking this unit.
Chapell, B., Christ-Centred Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon, 3rd edn (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2018).
Robinson, H., Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001).
Adam, P., Speaking God’s Words: A Practical Theology of Preaching (Vancouver: Regent College, 2004).
Beeke, Joel R., Reformed Preaching: Proclaiming God's Word from the Heart of the Preacher to the Heart of His People (Wheaton: Crossway, 2018).
Childers, J., Purposes of Preaching (Cambridge, MA: Chalice, 2004).
Day, D., A Preaching Workbook (London: SPCK, 2004).
Larson, C. B. and H. W. Robinson (eds.), The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching: A Comprehensive Resource for Today’s Communicators (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005).
Logan, Samuel T. (ed.), The Preacher and Preaching: Reviving the Art (Phillipsburg, P&R, 2011).
Pagitt, D., Preaching Re-Examined: The Role of the Sermon in Communities of Faith (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005).
Robinson, H. and B. Larson (eds), The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005).
Chapman, J., Setting Hearts on Fire (Sydney: Matthias, 1999).
Goldsworthy, G., Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000).
Greidanus, S., Preaching Christ from the Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000).
Stott, J., I Believe in Preaching (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1998).