Preaching as a Practice and the Practice of Preaching

Designation: PAST 3053

Participants will be introduced to preaching as a central biblical, historical and theological practice within the Christian Church. Participants will then examine the theology, theory and practice of designing and delivering sermons in context. With respect to design this will involve consideration of sermon content, purpose, form, illustration, story, and the context of a congregation gathered in worship. Particular attention will be given to designing ‘developmental/ big idea’, and ‘narrative’ preaching forms. In relation to sermon delivery, there will be a focus on rhetoric, voice, stance, eye contact, and working from a sermon script. in taking this course participants will be expected to design and deliver sermons receiving peer and tutor, group and individual, feedback.

Recommended Prior Study

  • None


Rev. Dr. Stuart Blythe
John Gladstone Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship: 902-585-1803:

Available in New Brunswick

We’re travelling so you don’t have to! This course is being offered as an extension class in New Brunswick.

Course Information
Current Schedule - Three-Weekend Intensive - Fall Term 2018 Designation Instructor

Location:  RiverCross Church, Saint John, NB.

Sep. 28-29, Oct. 26-27, Nov. 16-17

PAST 3053 N1 Rev. Dr. Stuart Blythe