GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN BIBLICAL PREACHING
Heritage Seminary is pleased to announce a five course program entitled Graduate Certificate in Biblical Preaching. It is designed for pastors who are in a regular preaching ministry who want to take their preaching to the next level. Courses are offered three times a year—March, June, and October (the latter to coordinate with the Heritage Preaching Lectures).
Each course will consist of two days of instruction, with a third day marked out for a hands-on workshop in which the students actively prepare sermon manuscripts. Then, over the next several months, the students will video and upload four sermons preached in their churches to be critiqued by peers and Heritage appointed professors. Each student will develop a personal growth plan (PGP) that will guide the journey through the five courses.
All five courses are for credit, and can be applied to any of the graduate certificates, diplomas, or masters degrees that Heritage Seminary offers.
FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM
1. Respected Preaching Professors:
Each course will feature a preaching professor recognized for his effectiveness in expository preaching. All professors understand the rigours of weekly preaching in a local church setting.
2. Personal Growth Plan:
Heritage staff will assist each student in developing a Personal Growth Plan (PGP) that identifies specific areas for growth in both content and delivery. This customized plan will help students focus their efforts and leverage their learning in the classes.
3. Integration of Classroom & Church:
Students in the program will use their regular preaching schedule to coincide with the classes and required posted sermons. In this way, students can fulfill church preaching responsibilities and class assignments at the same time.
4. Multiple Sermons, Ample Feedback:
In most courses students will post four sermons. Feedback will be given from classmates and from Heritage’s online professor for the class. This mix of self, peer, and professor review will assist the student’s development by providing specific and constructive evaluation.
The Graduate Certificate in Biblical Preaching can be completed in two years, and can be rolled into a MTS degree, MDiv degree, or Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Studies.
5 COURSE CURRICULUM
1) The Personal Side of Expository Preaching
2) Preaching Narrative
3) Apologetics, Evangelism, and Preaching
4) Preaching Apocalyptic Literature
5) Christ-Centered Preaching
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For more information please contact:
Bob Parks, GCBP Coordinator—firstname.lastname@example.org
Karyn Mowbray, Seminary Asst. Registrar – email@example.com