Details for Preaching

Have you ever wished that you could bottle the persuasiveness and power of your favourite preacher in order to supercharge your own sermons and see your congregation transformed? When it comes to sermons, the bridge between the first century text and twenty-first century context can often seem longer than 2000-odd years. If you want to discover what turns effective preaching into life-changing preaching, and bring revelation to postmodern people that struggle with the Christian story, then look no further. Get ready to be equipped with the rhetorical tools in this unit to craft a message so powerful that it will be impossible for your audience to leave the pews unchanged.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN003
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Dean O'Keefe


The following subjects are pre-requisites:

Awards offering Preaching

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Demonstrate an ability to produce messages based on biblical and cultural exegesis;
  2. Develop a knowledge of tools and skills related to preaching;
  3. Deduce elements required for effective preaching;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding both of the contours of the biblical text and how to apply these to the needs of congregations in sermon delivery.             

Subject Content

  1. Ancient oratory and Christian preaching
  2. Hermeneutics and preaching
  3. Constructing exegetical sermons
  4. Constructing topical sermons
  5. Communicating to different audiences
  6. Skill development

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face on site
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  1. Sermon (30%)
  2. Reflection Paper (40%)
  3. Sermon (30%)