1 PR 673 ADVANCED SERMONIC STRUCTURES PR 673/773 3 Credits Spring 2015 Dr. Larry Ball Professor Contact Information: Office Hours: Address: Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4:00 PM Course Description: An advanced study of sermon structure and development with an emphasis on adapting sermon structures to the Biblical text, and the development of variety in outlining and delivery methods. This course will explore declarative, narrative, inductive, deductive, and other sermonic structures. The course is designed to allow pastors to add new and fresh outlining and application methods to their preaching repertoire. Textbooks: Required Resources Micahel Duduit, ed. Handbook of Contemporary Preaching, Nashville: Broadman Press, Joe Linares, Proclaiming God s Stories, Greenville: BJU Press, Jerry Vines and Jim Shaddix, Power in the Pulpit, Chicago: Moody Press, Students, Please Note: It is your responsibility to order the required textbook(s) prior to the first day of class. Please refer to our Resource Page on our official IBC / IBCS website for all orders ( Learning Outcomes and Objectives: IBCS Mission: The mission of International Baptist College, in both its undergraduate and graduate programs, as an integral ministry of Tri-City Baptist Church, is to develop graduates and Christian leaders who glorify God and demonstrate their love for God and others by living a biblical lifestyle, by obeying the Great Commission, and by championing the fundamentals of the historic Christian faith as they serve God in their families, their local churches, the West, and the world. Learning Outcomes and Objectives: In order to fulfill the IBCS mission this specific course strives to achieve the following Learning Objectives. Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) fulfills a portion of the IBCS Mission. Each Course Learning Objective (CLO) fulfills specific PLOs. Each Student Learning Objective (SLO) and Course Assignment fulfills a specific CLO. Students will come to come to know Christ better, and develop a greater love for God successful student will understand the importance of the Word of God in his life. The successful student will therefore learn the priority of an expository philosophy. The successful student will therefore learn to appreciate the variety of
2 successful student will how to apply the Scripture.. The successful student will therefore learn to find the theme of the sermon passage. The successful student will therefore learn to relate the theme of the passage to the modern listener. Students will learn to champion the fundamentals of the faith successful student will communicate the message of the Scripture text. successful student will know how to build effective sermons from a variety of Scriptural texts. The successful student will therefore learn the importance of structure. The successful student will therefore learn the importance of propositional preaching. The successful student will therefore learn basic skills of rhetoric. The successful student will therefore examine the variety of Scriptural exegetical sources. The successful student will therefore learn to bridge the gap between hermeneutics and homiletics. Students will learn to communicate the Word of God effectively in their churches. successful student will learn a variety of sermon structures. successful student will learn effective methods to gain and keep the interest of a congregation. The successful student will therefore learn how to build a textual sermon. The successful student will therefore learn how to build a textual sermon from a narrative passage. The successful student will therefore learn to build a topical sermon from an expository philosophy. The successful student will therefore learn a variety of models to use in building a textual sermon. The successful student will therefore learn a variety of subjects to use in the topical sermon. Course Evaluation: The approved institutional grading scale is listed below. All courses will be graded according to this standard. Letter Grade Numeric Grade Quality Points / Credit Hour A A B B B C C C D D D F
3 Course Requirements: Assignment Specific Requirement % Reading Sermon Outline 600 pages total- 300 from Vines, 200 from Duduit, 100 from Linares with a one page summary of each book read. List pages read and main points learned. Prepare and deliver (outside of class) a message using one of the methods discussed. Have a friend evaluate the message and turn in an outline for evaluation. This should be done the second nine weeks. Tests Tests as scheduled- midterm and final 30% Paper Class Participation Each student will write a position paper concerning the benefits and problems with a contemporary preaching practice. Paper should include an up-to-date assessment of present practices and an evaluation of those practices based upon Scripture. A minimum of 5,000 words using at least five sources. Include bibliography. Each student is expected to participate in classroom discussions and not to be distracted by outside media. i.e. FB, etc. 20% 20% 25% 05% Students, Please Note: IBCS has obtained permission to use the following electronic guides furnished by the Purdue Online Writing Lab. Unless specifically directed to do otherwise by your individual instructor, please use these resources when writing all papers. Both of the links below are the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL). o Undergraduate: MLA Formatting and Style Guide o Graduate: Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition Course Pre- and Co-Requisites Bibliography Adams, Jay, Communicating with 20 th Century Man. Presbyterian and Reformed, Adams, Jay. Preaching with Purpose. Baker, Blackwood, Andrew. Expository Preaching for Today. Baker: Grand Rapids, 1943 Braga, James. How to Prepare Bible Messages. Multnomah, Broadus, John. On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. Harper and Row: New York, 1944 Bryson, Harold t. Expository Preaching. Broadman and Holman: Nashville,1995. Kaiser, Walter C. and Moises Silva, An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, Koller, Charles. Expository Preaching Without Notes. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1962 Linares, Joe. Proclaiming God s Stories. Greenville, SC :Bob Jones University Press, 2009 Lloyd-Jones, Martin D. Preaching and Preachers.Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1971 MacArthur, John. Rediscovering Expository Preaching. Nashville:Thomas Nelson, 1992 Mark, Henry C. Patterns for Preaching. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, Mawhinney, Bruce. Preaching With Freshness. Harvest House: Eugene, Oregon, 1991 Shaddix, Jim. The Passion Driven Sermon. Broadman: Nashville, 2003 Stott, John. Between Two Worlds. Grand Rapids; Eerdmans, 1982
4 Late Work Late work may be penalized. Any work missed because of an absence must be made up upon the student s return to class. The instructor is under no obligation to accept any late work. The instructor may alter due dates at his/her discretion. Tardiness and Absences Students who are tardy to class will receive demerits. Being tardy three times will equal one absence. Being tardy to class by more than fifteen minutes will be considered an absence. The student is permitted one absence for each credit hour without penalty. Each additional absence may reduce the student s final course grade by 2%. Being absent 25% or more of the classes will result in the loss of credit for the course. Please Note The instructor reserves the right to alter the course schedule or assignments at his or her discretion. Course Schedule The course will meet on the following days and at the following times: Days of the Week: Tuesday and Thursday Times: 1:10 PM- 2:25 PM The course will tentatively follow the schedule listed below. The instructor reserves the right to alter the assignments, the course content, and due dates as necessary.
5 Date Lecture & Assignments 1/13 Introduction and Lecture 1/15 Lecture 1/20 1/22 1/27 1/29 2/3 2/5 2/10 2/12 2/17 2/19 2/24 2/26 3/3 3/5 Mid- Term Exam 3/10-12 Spring Break 3/17 Sermon Outline Due 3/19 Lecture 3/24 3/26 3/31 4/2 4/7 4/9 4/14 4/16 4/21 4/23 4/28 Paper Due 4/30 May 4-6 Final Exam