Learn the basics of preaching by preparing for the seasons of Lent and Easter.
This item includes:
21 Live hours 60 On-your-own hours 8 Live sessions
About this program
Upon completion of this unit, the participant will have;
developed two sermons that
emerge from their experience with the
spiritual practice of listening to God in scripture and the neighbourhood.
are based on a deep engagement with
scripture readings from the lectionary for the seasons of Lent/Easter
have been delivered as part of a
worship service for which the participant has received feedback from people in
the worship service and from other participants
reflect and acknowledge the United
Church’s commitment to inclusive language and intercultural sensitivity;
appropriately acknowledges sources
developed the capacity to articulate the
role of preaching in the life of the Church and in worship become familiar
with theological themes related to the Lent/Easter seasons such as redemption,
grace, gratitude, mercy and resurrection
gained an understanding of the historical
development of the Bible and of the Church’s ways of engaging the scriptures
have gained insights into delivery skills,
including use of voice, pacing, gestures, oral vs. written communication
become familiar with different styles
of preaching and ways of organizing a sermon.
begun to develop a list of resources for
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time Date TBA
Each Unit begins with an Orientation Session to help students become familiar with the technology we're using for the course. This is mandatory for new students and optional for everyone else.
Christine Jerrett and Stephen Fetter (of United-in-Learning) will introduce you to:
how the online LLWL training program works
Our online meeting platform
How to post assignments and comment on each other's work
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time, Date TBA
This webinar is for everyone in the course, regardless of which Learning Group you are assigned to. It will introduce the themes and topics for the whole Unit, and provide an opportunity to interact with a leading thinker in the denomination. Each Learning Group will be reflecting together on the issues that are raised in this webinar.
Six Small Group Meetings
Small groups meet every two weeks over a 12 week span
Every two weeks students are assigned 3-6 readings, videos or podcasts. Students will be asked to read/view these during the first week of each 2-week section, and write a short reflection on each of these which will be posted in a threaded discussion forum. During the second week of each 2-week section students are asked to comment on the posts of at least 2 other people in their small group.
Each 2-week section culminates with a "live" meeting on Zoom of your small group.
Meetings times for small groups will be posted when registration opens for this Unit. You'll be asked to select your group when you register