PREACHING I (PT715)
EFFECTIVE BIBLICAL PREACHING
This course is the first part of two courses on preaching taught by Dr. Ron Cottle, a master preacher and communicator. This course focuses on the development of skills and resources for effective biblical preaching. Students are exposed to various methods of preaching such as expository, topical, textual and narrative methods of sermon preparation and delivery.
Emphases in this course include:
► The examination of the homiletic process.
► Identifying different types of preaching ministry.
► Examine the preacher's role as a teacher, equipper, persuader and communicator.
► Explain and appraise different methods of sermon preparation and delivery.
► Describe and analyze the various components of a sermon.
► Evaluate sermons for overall effectiveness, listenability, authoritativeness, and cohesiveness.
► Appreciate the significance of each component of the sermon in the preaching process.
This course is worth four quarter units of credit in the degree programs of Embassy College.
Dr. Ronald E. Cottle is the Founder and President Emeritus of Christian Life School of Theology (CLST Global), the Founder and President Emeritus of the Apostolic Council of Transformational Servant-Leaders (ACTS) and the Founder and President of the Embassy College (EC).
He received a diploma in Theology from Southeastern Bible Institute, Lakeland, Florida, a B.A. in English-Religion, Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, the M-Div. from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina, and both the Ph.D. in Religion and the M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Cottle and his wife of sixty-plus years, Joanne reside in Columbus, Georgia and have one son, Ron Jr. See more about Dr. Cottle at www.roncottle.com.