Preaching Practicum

Roger G. DePriest

Wednesdays 9:45am-1:00pm

This course is designed to complement the course entitled Principles of Preaching (a prerequisite course to this one). It is designed help the student apply the theories and principles learned in Principles of Preaching. The overall goal of the course is to assist the student in cultivating his skills for effective sermon delivery. Attention is given to cultural communication norms, diction, verbal and non-verbal devices, and other issues relevant to ministerial public speaking. Instruction is coordinated with supervised practical elements.

As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to 1) construct sermons from various genres of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments; 2) develop sermons in various stages of written form (e.g., full manuscript outline form, etc.); 3) attain greater confidence in the actual delivery of biblical sermons: and 4) demonstrate acceptable proficiency in the art of biblical preaching and teaching. 2 credit hours. 

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Course Requirements

  • 25% - Textbook Reading (1000 pages)
  • 5% - Reading Reports
  • 30% - Sermon & Preaching Lab (1)
  • 20% - Sermon Evaluations (5)
  • 20% - Class Attendance/Participation