Preaching

Preaching effectively during furlough

Author
Michael E Davis
Abstract
The intention of this thesis-project was to create a preaching handbook for missionaries on furlough (home ministry assignment). The same principles used in a preaching handbook for furloughing missionaries are applicable to missionaries during deputation (support team building). Missionaries are afforded tremendous opportunities as they are given the preaching hour in a local church. The purpose of this handbook is to help the missionary be better prepared to take full advantage of his or her preaching opportunities.

Oral clarity in preaching

Author
Gary M Bennett
Abstract
This work gives the preacher a greater understanding of the nature of oral communication in general, and more specifically, the nature and potential of oral communication of the gospel. Though preaching is intended to be an oral event, extensive means of written communication, such as manuscripts and outlines, have been employed for hundreds of years by preachers in the crafting and delivery of their messages. This project, by drawing contrasts between literacy and orality, seeks to pull the preacher toward communication that is more truly oral.

The bejeweled pig snout: appropriate use of humor in preaching

Author
Stephen E Ellis
Abstract
In Bejeweled pig snout: appropriate use of humor in preaching, the author offers an assessment of the compatibility of humor with modern preaching. Research includes an overview of Old and New Testament examples of humor; the various types, styles, and sources of humor; and a nonprofessional's look at how humor works. The work also includes a methodology for gauging the effectiveness of any particular piece of humor in a given setting, and a means of categorizing the four different types of humor and how each can best be implemented in sermon construction. A concept based seminar concludes the work.

Theocentric preaching

Author
Darryl S Dash
Abstract
This thesis examines the issues involved in preaching sermons that are both theocentric (God-centered) and relevant. This model is based on theological convictions on the relevance of theology, the nature of God and Scripture, and on human participation in the divine theo-drama. This thesis outlines the hermeneutical issues related to theocentric interpretation. It also presents a model for sermon development, based on Haddon Robinson's book Biblical preaching, which focuses on issues related to God-centered, relevant preaching. This thesis forms the basis of a seminar and book outline on theocentric preaching.

Holistic preaching: a method of sermon preparation and delivery that incorporates learning styles and multiple sense stimulus

Author
Charles Edward Anderson
Abstract
Scripture's nondescript treatment of preaching leaves an open door for additional methodologies that enhance the communication of God's Word. The chosen enhancements of this study are educational theories on learning styles, modalities and multiple sense stimulus. It is found that preaching coupled with learning styles aid in the spiritual growth of individuals and church communities.

Speaking their language: an evangelistic message sequence aimed at unchurched, disinterested adolescents

Author
David E Martin
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis to manuscript an evangelistic sermon series aimed at adolescents. These sermons are designed for use during an outreach camp setting. The author reviewed the state of adolescent culture and wrote a theological case for proclamation and incarnational ministry. A basic framework for evangelistic message sequences is offered and a message sequence along with seven manuscripts were written. In August 2004, these sermons were presented during four camp settings. They were revised and presented again in April 2006 and August 2006 during three camp settings. The research on adolescent culture is used during seminar settings.

Equipping the laity to care for others in crisis

Author
Gordon R Paley
Abstract
This work focuses on equipping and motivating the church to care for others in the specific areas of death, critical illness, suicide, gambling, alcoholism, depression, conflict with the law, homosexuality, pain at Christmas, divorce and pornography. The thesis begins by surveying the congregation to learn about their three greatest personal crises. Thirteen messages were delivered on Sunday mornings to address these crises. Detailed fill-in-the-blank sermon notes were included in each Sunday's bulletin. These inserts were accumulated into a resource booklet after the project as a quick reference tool to assist the congregation in caring for their neighbours, family and friends during a future crisis. The work includes the results of the congregational survey and concludes with a chapter highlighting the outcomes established by the study.
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