Details for Preaching and Public Communication

This subject is both educational and practical at the Master’s Degree level. The goal of the subject is to help you become a better preacher and all-round communicator. Opportunities to prepare, practice and progress in this vital area of ministry are awaiting you when you enrol.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN504
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daryl Potts


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Preaching and Public Communication

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 and demonstrate advanced knowledge of contemporary tools and skills related to preaching, in order to deconstruct, modify and strengthen personal preaching skills;
  3. Compose a strategy for effective public speaking;
  4. Create Audience Interest and validate ability for effective message communication;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding both of the contours of the biblical text and how to apply these to the needs of congregations in sermon delivery;
  6. Discuss the significance of the place of preaching both within the Pentecostal and wider church traditions;
  7. Exhibit an ability to analyse the integration of sermon construction and communication, including the consideration of other Christian perspectives and understandings.

Subject Content

  • Introduction to Preaching and Public Communication
  • Preaching Skill Development
  • Pentecostal Preaching in Light of First-century Oratory
  • The Holy Spirit and Preaching
  • Constructing Topical Sermons
  • Hermeneutics and Preaching
  • Preaching in Postmodernity
  • Biblically Informed Preaching
  • Communicating to Different Audiences
  • Pentecostalism and Preaching

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/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

  • Exegesis Paper (25%)
  • Short Reflective Paper (25%)
  • Sermon x3 (50%)