Learning ActivitiesLectures, group work, online forums, videos
*This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
Assessments1 x 1,000 word book review - 25%
1 x 1,000 word sermon outline - 25%
1 x 2,000 word essay - 50%
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. Describe a number of worship "styles" and preaching methods, assessing their distinctives.
2. Identify key components of a worship service and the relationship of these components to the overall structure.
3. Develop and articulate a theology of worship and preaching.
4. Outline and employ the principles of worship planning and leadership, and evaluate their effectiveness.
5. Design appropriate resources for biblical communication, using introductory hermeneutical principles and homiletical skills for use in a congregational setting.
Text BooksTexts to be purchased
Cherry, Constance M. The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010. Ebook available via EBC library catalogue.
Robinson, Haddon W. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. Third Edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. Ebook available via EBC library catalogue.