324 – Preaching

Dates Instructor Contact information
Winter 2023: Dec. 2, Jan. 13, Feb. 10



Students will be able to:

  1. Articulate a theology of proclamation.
  2. Exegete a variety of biblical passages for preaching.
  3. Evaluate sermons for biblical integrity, theological soundness, internal logic, delivery, and appropriate insights gained from the evaluation of their own sermons.
  4. Develop plans for ordering and delivering sermons in their congregational and communal context.


Textbooks (Required)

  • Craddock on the Craft of Preaching, Lee and Kathryn Sparks, ed.
  • Vital Preaching: the Art of Sharing God’s Word, Justin W. Tull


Supplemental Resources (Not required)

  • Preaching without Notes, Joseph Webb
  • The United Methodist Music and Worship Planner (2016-17)


Final Grade will be based on the following components:

Main Assignments Percent of Grade
Sermon and Exegesis 40%
Sermon Outline (in addition to one preached)  10%
Sermon Ideas from Lectionary Readings 10%
Book Report 10%
Class Participation 10%
Keys to Effective Preaching  20%


Advanced Preparation

Read texts in advance of class.


Class Limit

Limited to the first 12 students to register.


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