That said, a man with gifts needs to be trained if he is to use his gifts effectively.

The preaching module at London Seminary provides clear, practical instruction on sermon preparation, the structuring of a sermon, preaching from the different genres of Scripture and ensuring that preaching is centred on Christ.

We emphasise that preaching is more than simply the effective communication of the results of sound exegesis. It involves argument, persuasion, exhortation, urgency and passion. 

Above all, it requires a prayerful dependence upon the Holy Spirit, that the preacher may proclaim the words of Christ with divine power and authority.

This module combines workshops and seminars as well as more formal lectures, and it includes instruction in voice production.

Students also have regular opportunities to expound the Bible in morning worship at the Seminary, and to preach on Sundays and take mid-week meetings in churches.

Module Outline

first year

Hermeneutics 

Main lecturer: Martin Salter

  • Interpreting in Submission (Christian approach to biblical hermeneutics)
  • Interpreting Skilfully
  • Interpreting in Tradition / Community

homiletics

Main lecturer: Chris Bennett

  • Elements of Sermon Preparation

Lectures take place approximately fortnightly on a Wednesday morning, 10:20 - 13:00.
 

voice production

Lecturer: David Bond

20-minute workshops take place approximately fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons.

second year

homiletics

  • Preaching in the Old Testament
  • Preaching in the New Testament
  • Preaching Workshops
  • Pastoral Preaching
  • Evangelistic Preaching

Lectures take place approximately fortnightly on a Wednesday morning, 10:20 - 13:00.

 

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