Rising Hope, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
45 hours (15 weeks).
November 2011 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: prepare a complete, well-structured, engaging sermon; speak publicly with confidence, clarity, and effectively use verbal and nonverbal dynamics; analyze and interpret texts; and apply lessons from texts that have been analyzed to everyday life with consideration of their own context and that of the audience.
Instruction is offered via a classroom-based approach accompanied by supplemental readings, quizzes, homework, interaction with instructor, and final exams. Topics include: brief homilies, expository sermons, public speaking, biblical preaching, and the exegesis of biblical passages.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Communication, Homiletical Styles, Public Speaking, Preaching or Religious Studies (11/16).