3 November 2017 - 30 November 2018
The Qu’Appelle School for Mission and Ministry is pleased to announce a 5-part course on preaching. This course is recommended for all who are preparing for licensed ministry as a Reader, Deacon or Priest, but may be of benefit to anyone who is interested in learning the principles of sermon preparation and delivery. All are welcome.
Session 1 Preparing to Preach
Introduction What is homiletics/preaching?
The Purpose of Preaching
What Scripture says about preaching
The Theology of Preaching
Prepare your Soul
Date HELD: October 14th 2017 – Will be available online
Session 2 Developing the Plan
Understanding the Lectionary
Understanding the texts
Finding the central idea and staying focused
Types of Sermons: expository, textual, topical
Date offered: January 20th 2018
Session 3 Organizing the Sermon: From Idea to Message
Finding a structure for effective delivery
Researching the Text/Topic; Knowing the Tools
Developing an Outline
Remembering the ‘big story’ of the gospel
Date offered: April 13th and 14th 2018
QSMM - Course in Preaching/Homiletics
Session 4 Illustration and Application
Using stories, humour and illustrations in your homily
Applying your message to life
Styles of Preaching
Date offered: June 8th and 9th 2018
Session 5 Preaching on special occasions
Feasts, Fasts and Holy Days
Date offered: October 12th and 13th 2018
Assignments: While there will be some academic reading, the focus of this course will be on the practical skills of sermon writing and sound delivery techniques. Participants will be required to preach in a group setting in the class. Every effort will be made to create a safe and supportive environment in which to do so.
Certificates will be awarded to participants who have fulfilled the requirements of the programme.
The cost of this course is included in the registration for the Diocesan Reader programme.
For those NOT registered in the Reader Programme, the cost is $600, which can be paid by installment.
For more information about the programme, contact Archdeacon Catherine at email@example.com or phone the office at (306) 522 1608 ext 8. Information is also available on the diocesan website quappelle.anglican.ca
Required information: To complete this registration, you will need registrant's contact information, allergies or food sensitivities, emergency contact.
Registration opens November 3.