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Lectionary Preaching

3 Credits

MIN 629

The Lectionary, which follows the church year, is a helpful tool for both personal study and sermon preparation, covering a major portion of the Bible over a three-year period. This course will focus on using the Lectionary to the best advantage, understanding both its benefits and pitfalls. This course will address how to speak through the Lectionary to relevant topics in the culture and the Church. The act of preaching in the congregation lies at the core of what defines a pastor; therefore, pastors should continually seek ways to expand their preaching repertoire and develop their preaching skills. Each student will have the opportunity to preach at least once from Lectionary passages corresponding to the week he/she is assigned to preach. The focus will be placed on: sermon preparation and delivery; faithfulness to the biblical text(s); and relevancy in preaching.