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Preaching in the Contemporary World (2 ECTS)


The purpose of this course is to help preachers present life-changing messages that connect with the world around them. The course will focus on presenting messages that are true, clear, interesting, and relevant. Students will be challenged to present messages that are true to the intent and power of Scripture. The course will also examine the post-modern culture and offer help in making messages relevant to the needs and concerns of this audience.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: 1. Distinguish between modernism and postmodernism and explain how these movements influenced the church’s presentation of the gospel. 2. Defend the reliability of the Bible as the preacher’s foundation. 3. Summarize the process of developing sermons that effectively communicate biblical truth. 4. Identify elements of effective sermons for modernists and postmodernist audiences. 5. Describe the elements of effective communication in a modern and postmodern world. 6. Discuss the impact of the preacher’s personal life on the effectiveness of sermons. 7. Explain the relationship between creativity, technology, and effective worship experiences. 8. Compare and contrast the effectiveness of inductive, deductive, and narrative preaching in a modern and postmodern world. 9. Explain the value and process of leading a creative preaching planning team. 10. Analyze the relationship between the decline of church attendance in North America and the perceived relevance of the church.

Mode of Study

Lecture Video Student interaction Hands on


50 objective multiple choice questions Online or pencil and paper Passmark 70%


90-100% A 4 Superior  80-89% B 3 Good 70-79% C 2 Satisfactory 0-69 F 0 Fail Berean school of the Bible (Christian  Ministry) grading Rubric



MQF Level 5 Qualification

60 ECTS Credits


Ministerial Studies Program

Certified Minister Level 1, 2, 3

20 ECTS Credits each

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