Introduction to Pastoral Preaching in Context

The unit Introduction to Pastoral Preaching in Context (CALD) introduces students to the initial skills and fundamental principles involved in the preparation and delivery of sermons within a specific cultural setting. It is an Elective unit that may be included in a Major in Pastoral Theology or Christian Life and Ministry within the Bachelor award.

This unit is available only to candidates enrolled in the BTh/BMin (CALD Stream).


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. Articulate and prioritize the elements of an effective sermon and its delivery within their own cultural context
  2. Explain the role of the sermon in worship and spiritual formation within the ethos of their local culture
  3. Analyse a range of preaching styles suited specifically to their own culture
  4. Identify a range of pastoral contexts and determine how they influence the sermon and its delivery
  5. Apply their knowledge and skills to the preparation and delivery of pastorally appropriate sermons within their own culture.
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