Prepare to be challenged in your thinking.
The lecture phase focuses on local church-type preaching ministry. This will include how to formulate a sermon that engages the congregation in both exegetical and topical forms, essential skills in sermon delivery, and hands-on experience in a safe environment. Life skills for the continued development of the preacher/teacher are also explored. We also learn about classroom-type teaching as well as more specialized preaching subjects, including further developing skills in public communication, lesson planning and evaluation, teaching in cross-cultural situations, helps and hindrances of visual aids, effective storytelling, identifying and serving different learning styles, teaching non-literate people, preaching effectively from the different genre of scripture, how to teach through a book of the Bible, how to prepare topical teaching for a DTS-type setting, how to integrate the gifts of the Spirit into a preaching- or teaching-type situation. The dynamics of an effective home group Bible study will also be addressed, as well as basic skills in children’s and youth ministry communication, preaching to the unchurched and evangelistic preaching will explored and more. The focus will again be very practical with further opportunity for students to gain confidence in safe learning situations.
After receiving instruction, students set off on an outreach to put into practice all they have learned and preach the Word in the nations. Outreach offers a myriad of opportunities to partner with local churches, ministries and small groups and teach within those settings. We partner with local pastors so each student can join in the life of a church; to preach, teach and serve in other ministry opportunities that may arise to implement what has been learned and practiced in the classroom. A cross-cultural environment enriches the learning experience and the versatility of the student.