Over the course of this class, you will learn an adaptable rhythm of sermon preparation so you will routinely complete your sermons by Friday. This rhythm incorporates your spirituality so you preach Good News you believe, and preach it more effectively.
The process of studying the sermon text is adapted from the ancient rhythm of Lectio Divina: read, study, express, and pray.
While you will learn to employ this process over 5 contiguous days, it is expected you will adapt it to suit your personality and calendar.
In addition, you will learn to apply BsP's 'Heart of the Message' process to articulate your sermon's message and content. Once the sermon is completed, you will also learn a process to appraise sermons based on BsP's definition of an effective sermon.
- Teacher: Catherine Caimano