Foundations of Pastoral Preaching

This graduate unit introduces students to the foundational skills and principles involved in the preparation and delivery of sermons.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points




Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Explain the significance of the elements of an effective sermon and its delivery in a variety of Christian traditions
  2. Assess the role of the sermon in worship and spiritual formation
  3. Evaluate a range of sermons exemplifying different styles in terms of their pastoral purpose
  4. Evaluate the impact of the pastoral context on the shape and delivery of a pastoral sermon
  5. Apply their knowledge and skills to the preparation and delivery of pastorally appropriate sermons with diverse purposes.
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