Foundations of Expository Teaching and Preaching – HOMI 601

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course explores the biblical foundation for the ministry of teaching and extracts a template for a step-by-step procedure for the practice of pedagogy, whether for pulpit presentation, classroom instructions, or small group discipleship, etc. As a result, the student will be able to add to his instructional skill set and tool kit direction and resources for personal preparation, lesson message presentation (including methods, materials, and differentiated instruction to address learning styles), and comprehensive assessment. (Formerly DSMN 601)

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The early church submitted itself to the apostles’ teaching (Acts 2:42), and Paul instructed Timothy to pay attention to his life and his teaching (1 Timothy 4:16). The 21st Century church cannot afford to do less. This course will help prepare teaching ministers for the task before them—educating God’s people in His Word.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Prepare a text analysis of a biblical passage(s) noting the structural relationships of various ideas in the text.
  2. Integrate a theological interpretation of a biblical passage(s) in which the main textual idea will be identified and based on the main textual idea.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to write the foundational statements of the sermon and/or lesson.
  4. Connect the theological interpretation with the sermon development through the combination of rhetorical skills, importation of natural analogies, and the development of illustrations.
  5. Plan a sermon/lesson manuscript that combines the elements of A, B and C leading to the preaching of the sermon or the teaching of the lesson.
  6. Construct a curricular plan.
  7. Discuss the practical, theological, and methodological foundations of Christian education as it relates to communicating theologically.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussion

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. In the original thread the student must create a response to the provided prompt. The thread must be at least 400 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and must be supported with at least 2 citations in current Turabian format.

The student must reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words and incorporate at least 1 citation in current Turabian format. Acceptable sources include the textbook, the Bible, and other course materials. (MLO: G)

McDill Worksheet Assignments (12)

The student will complete 12 Worksheets throughout the course on the preparation and dissection of a sermon according to the McDill textbook. (MLOs: A, B, C, D, E)

Sermon Manuscript Assignment

Using the worksheets completed from the McDill textbook as a guide, the student will write a 10-12-page sermon manuscript on Philippians 1:12–18. The manuscript will utilize appropriate formatting in order to demonstrate the various elements of the sermon. (MLO: E)

Homiletical Outline/Curricula Plan Assignment

The student will devise a Homiletical Outline/Curricula Plan for the book of Titus. The homiletical outline must include the following: a series title, the main idea of the passage, sermon division statements, brief statements of explanation and illustration for each sermon division statement, and a conclusion consisting of a brief paragraph summarizing the lesson and emphasizing the main take away from the lesson and/or sermon. The plan must include a unit of 4 lessons for the book of Titus, a cover page, and 1,700–2,500 words of written content. (MLO: F)

Quiz: The Basics in Teaching

Quiz: The Basics in Teaching will be an exercise that will assess the student’s understanding of the assigned reading as it relates on a conceptual level of expositional preaching and teaching. Readings for the quiz are the Linhart Sections 1–2 and Richards & Bredfeldt chapters 1-8. The quiz will consist of 2 essay questions and have a 1-hour time limit. (MLOs: A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

Quiz: Applying Methodologies

Quiz: Applying Methodologies will be an exercise that will assess the student’s understanding of applying instructional methodologies as they relate to expositional preaching and teaching. Readings for this quiz are Linhart Sections 3–5 and Richards & Bredfeldt chapters 9-20. The quiz will consist of 3 essay questions and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit. (MLOs: A, B, C, D, E, F, G)