- Unit Code & NameDL8198B Worship and Preaching: Essentials
This unit is designed to give the student an introduction to the theology and practice of public ministry in a local church setting. Attention is given to the development of skills and conceptual understanding that will support the development of effective worship leading and preaching.
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- DisciplineDelivery ID: 44992
- LevelPostgraduate Foundational
- Semester1. Summer School, 2022
- Delivery ModeIntensive
This unit is running as a split intensive.
Admission closes Friday, 28 January 2022
7 - 11 February 2022 (Week 1) The first week of the intensive will be run as an online and face-to-face class. Students can indicate how they will attend, either in person or online at enrolment.
Monday, 7 February - 9.15 am to 4.45 pm
Tuesday, 8 February - 9.15 am to 4.45 pm
Wednesday, 9 February - 9.15 am to 12.45 pm
Thursday, 10 February - 9.15 am to 4.45 pm
Friday, 11 February - 9.15 am to 12.45 pm
14 February to 6 May 2022 (Weeks 2-13) online only
1 hour weekly Zoom coaching for assessments (time to be determined with cohort, Fridays preferred)
- Lecturer(s) Major Dr Grant Sandercock-Brown | Major Dr Laithe Greenaway
- Learning Activities
*This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
1 x 1,500 word integrative essay on worship traditions - 25%
1 x 1,500 word annotated worship plan - 25%
1 x 3,000 word sermon and critique - 50%
- Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. Compare and analyse different worship traditions assessing their distinctives, strengths and weaknesses.
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. Apply and evaluate appropriate methods for sermon design.
5. Create a sermon for use in a congregational setting and defend its effectiveness from homiletical principles.
- Text Books
To undertake this unit, you are required to have access to a copy of:
Cherry, Constance M. The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010. Also available at the EBC Library as an eBook.
Robinson, Haddon W. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. Third Edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. Also available at the EBC Library as an eBook.