Many of those pursuing theological education through Truett Seminary’s online Certificate Program are bi-vocational ministers who are not able to attend seminary as full-time students. It was with these students in mind that the Certificate Program’s new preaching course was designed.
“For many of these ministers, preaching is a weekly or periodical responsibility, and we believe that it is important to study preaching methods in order to be effective in communicating the Gospel,” said David Tate, Certificate Program Coordinator. “Our new online Certificate course allows active ministers to dramatically improve their preaching abilities.”
Students in the Preaching 1 Certificate course spend a substantial amount of time looking at the steps necessary to write and communicate effective sermons. Over the course of eight weeks, they will craft a sermon, step by step, which will then be preached as a final project at the end of the course. Additionally, students will be learning from the preaching styles and techniques of a diverse group of some of the most gifted preachers alive.
“Through sermon videos and associated writings on preaching, students will have the opportunity to find their ‘voice’ and will be equipped with resources and direction to continue to grow and develop in their ministry,” Tate said.
For more information about the Preaching 1 course and Truett’s Certificate Program, visit baylor.edu/truett/certificate.