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Preaching for Worship and Mission

Featured unit in Semester 1, 2021

Preaching, as the great satirist Hogarth observed, has the potential to inflict as much damage as blessing.

This unit explores the history of preaching, and reveals how the great preaching of the past resonated with its times, but may no longer be appropriate for today. Students examine sample sermons from the past. This allows reflection on the elements of preaching which remain appropriate and relevant for today.

Students will develop a critical framework for understanding the nature and purpose of preaching, building on foundational skills in biblical studies and theology. They will also understand the relationship of preaching to its context in worship and express this understanding by preaching a sermon to the class.

College Trinity College Theological School
Lecturer Revd Dr Fergus King
Level Level 1; Level 9
Study Mode Face-to-face
Unit Code
(with link to UMS)
DL3100T (face-to-face)
DL3109T (online)
DL9100T (face-to-face)
DL9109T (online)


  • I am interested in the course titled “Preaching for Worship & Mission” and was wondering if this offered as a audit course. I am a graduate of ACU with a Masters of Arts (Theology). If its is available to audit could you please let me know the cost and p[process to enrol.

    Thank you

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