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PAS3033 - Christian Preaching I

Course Description

An introduction to homiletical principles and the practice of sermon preparation.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Prepare and preach sermons that are Biblically Based.
  2. Prepare and preach sermons that are Spirit Driven.
  3. Prepare and preach sermons that are Outcome Focused.
  4. Prepare and preach Well Crafted Sermons.
  5. Prepare and preach sermons that are Communicated Effectively.


The following competencies as outlined in the Sourcebook on Ordination: United States of America Edition, 2006 to meet the educational requirements for Ordination within the Church of the Nazarene will be achieved by completing this course:

  • Ability to exegete a passage of Scripture using the steps of historical, literary, and theological analysis used in exegesis.(CN-17)
  • Ability to communicate publicly through multiple methods (oral, written, media, etc.) with clarity and creativity for the same of fostering meaning.(CP-1)
  • Ability to preach evangelistically and to be engaged with and equip others in personal and congregational evangelism.(CP-16)
  • Ability to envision, order, participate, and lead in contextualized theologically grounded worship and to develop and lead appropriate services for special occasions (i.e. wedding, funeral, baptism, and Lord's Supper).(CP-21)
  • Ability to prepare, organize, and deliver biblically sound sermons in culturally appropriate ways using appropriate techniques and skills.(CP-22 Elder)
  • Ability to develop and utilize existing ministry forms such as evangelistic preaching, pastoral care preaching, doctrinal/teaching preaching and preaching Christian seasons/calendar by which individuals, families, and congregations may be formed in Christlikeness. (CP-23 Elder)
  • Ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of current homiletical models in light of enduring theological (Bible, doctrine, philosophy) and contextual (history, psychology, sociological) perspectives.(CP-24 Elder)


Course Prerequisites

Introduction to the Old Testament and Introduction to the New Testament, Biblical Interpretation, Principles of Public Speaking, and two English composition courses.

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