Course Title: Bible Teaching / Preaching Methods
Course Code: FMT 503
Credits: 3

This is a hybrid course including the equipping of all students for teaching at the small group and Sunday School levels and instruction in homiletical methodology which emphasizes basic principles of sermonic organization for those pursuing a pulpit teaching role. The course includes the study of the principles involved in a Christian philosophy of learning and teaching, and an evaluation of models for Bible lesson plans, instruction on how to outline Bible studies based upon a textual message or topical message format, and how to integrate exegetical findings for clear and understandable teaching. Students will be exposed to both “line diagramming” and “block diagramming” and learn how to organize biblical and theological content and combine this content with illustrative and applicational points to produce teaching or preaching that is thoroughly biblical, as well as thoroughly understandable and relevant.