School of Preaching

Preaching

Christian Ministry

MIN 2183 Text Driven Preaching
Three Hours.

Preaching

PRCHG 3000 Preaching Practicum
The application of the principles of preaching taught in Advanced Expository Preaching, PRCHG 3323. This practicum includes the application of preaching skills and techniques taught by the various professors in the classroom. It involves the student finding a ministry setting in which to preach, preaching, and then evaluating their preaching. Corequisite: PRCHG 3323.
No Hours.

PRCHG 3113 Expository Communication of Biblical Truth
A study of the oral presentation of a biblical text. Basic principles of communication will be studied and applied in a speaking experience including: the formulation of a central idea and structure developed from a text, audience analysis, support material, delivery, and application. Special attention will be given to the area of women communicating to women. Prerequisite: BIBST 3203.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 3313 Introduction to Expository Preaching
A study of the construction of sermons directly from a Biblical text. Basic principles of preaching will be studied and applied in a preaching experience including: the formulation of a central idea, sermon structure, support material, delivery, and application. Prerequisite: BIBST 3203 and GREEK 3323.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 3323 Advanced Expository Preaching
A continuation of PRCHG 3313, enhancing the development and delivery of the sermon. With the aid of videotape, the professor and peers evaluate student sermons. Additional emphasis is given to preaching the different genres of biblical literature. Prerequisites: BIBST 3203 and PRCHG 3313. Corequisite: PRCHG 3000. The content of this course satisfies PRCHG 5322.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 3413 Adv Old Testament Preaching
Three Hours.

PRCHG 3423 Adv New Testament Preaching
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4323 Genre-Sensitive Preaching
A study in the preparation of genre-sensitive, text-driven sermons. The course will cover preaching OT Narrative, Wisdom, Poetry, NT Narrative, Parables, Epistles, and Apocalyptic literature.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4343 Text Driven Preaching
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4353 Advanced Biblical Preaching - OT
A study in the preparation of biblical sermons. Sermons will be prepared from selected Old Testament passages. Special attention will be given to the analysis of the biblical authority of the sermon and to the challenges of preaching to a contemporary congregation. The content of the course is changed and can be repeated by the student. Prerequisite: PRCHG 3313.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4363 Advanced Biblical Preaching - NT
This course addresses issues of preparing text-driven sermons on a specific New Testament book. Emphasis will be given to background, text-structure, and developing text-driven sermons from the paragraph units of the book. Prerequisite: PRCHG 3313.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4373 Prchg through the Gospels with Jesus
A survey of select passages of Jesus' preaching as recorded in the Gospels with attention to the cultural, sociological, and geographical background.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4383 Evangelistic Preaching (EVANG 4383)
A study in preparation and delivery of biblical sermons with emphasis on the element of persuasion. Biblical sermons will be prepared from selected evangelistic passages. Special attention will be given to the invitation, the evangelistic series, a program of evangelistic preaching, and the sermons of great evangelists. Prerequisite: PRCHG 3313.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4403 Preaching on Contemporary Issues
Preaching to the contemporary culture is studied both as to the use of the biblical sermon in speaking to ethical, social, theological, and personal issues and as to principles of style for effective contemporary communication. Prerequisite: PRCHG 3313.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4413 History and Theology of British Preaching
A historical, theological, and homiletical study of some of the great British preachers from the Reformation to the present.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4423 History of Southern Baptist Preaching
This course offers a survey of the history of homiletical development in Southern Baptist life. Beginning with the founding of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845, the course addresses key movements and personalities in Southern Baptist preaching. Special attention will be given to the formative role of John Broadus, the great preachers of the 20th century and the role of preaching in the Conservative Resurgence of the late 20th century. Prerequisites: None. However, this course may not be substituted for PRCHG 3313 or PRCHG 3323.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4443 Voice and Speech Improvement
The course will emphasize the care and training of the speaking voice and will deal with vocal improvement of individual students. It will consider the basic speech process, efficient vocal production, oral interpretation, and standards of articulation and pronunciation for pulpit speaking.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4453 Theology of Preaching
A study of preaching as a theological act. Examines the claim that the proclamation of the Word of God is the word of God, as well as other theologies of preaching. Emphasizes developing a theology of proclamation and identifying its significance for the contemporary practice of preaching. Prerequisite: PRCHG 3313.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4454 Theology of Preaching
Four Hours.

PRCHG 4463 Rhetoric I
A study of the interaction between rhetoric and preaching with particular emphasis upon Ancient to Renaissance rhetoricians, who will be critically evaluated as to their contribution to the development of preaching. Focused attention will be given to rhetorical practices and strategies which will be identified and evaluated as to their use in the homiletical setting. Prerequisites: PRCHG 3313.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4473 Rhetoric II
A study of the interaction between rhetoric and preaching with particular emphasis upon modern and contemporary rhetoricians who will be critically evaluated as to their contribution to the development of preaching. Prerequisites: PRCHG 3313.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 4533 Chronological Bible Storying (MISSN 4633)
A study of the use of narrative forms of proclamation to communicate biblical truth with people who are primarily oral communicators. Special attention is given to selecting, adapting, and telling biblical stories chronologically with a view to communicating the Christian message to adherents of non-Christian belief systems.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 5002 Preaching Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of preaching.
Two Hours.

PRCHG 5012 Preaching Reading Seminary II
Intensive reading in the discipline of preaching.
Two Hours.

PRCHG 5353 Preaching Directed Study
Three Hours.

PRCHG 5360 Revival Evangelism Practicum
A study of local church evangelistic outreach methods with special attention to the preparation for local church revival. Class sessions will be devoted to orientation, assigned readings, preparation and evaluation. One week will be spent in a local church participating in a revival meeting.
No Hours.

PRCHG 5363 Revival Evangelism Practicum
A study of local church evangelistic outreach methods with special attention to the preparation for local church revival. Class sessions will be devoted to orientation, assigned readings, preparation and evaluation. One week will be spent in a local church participating in a revival meeting.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 5373 Issues in Sbc Preaching
This course is conducted in connection with the Southern Baptists of Texas Annual Convention. Students attend all preaching sessions of the Preaching Conference and Convention. Special attention will be given to a study and evaluation of the sermons.
Three Hours.

PRCHG 5383 Preaching and Pastoral Ministry
Three Hours.

PRCHG 5393 Text-Driven Preaching
Three Hours.

PRCHG 5453 Principles and Procedures for Cross-Cultural Preaching
The course will focus on the way to communicate most effectively in various cultures the biblical revelation. Designed for career cross-cultural ministers as well as those on temporary assignments, the course will ordinarily be team-taught by one preaching and one missions instructor.
Three Hours.

Doctoral Studies for Preaching

PRCHG 7002 Preaching Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of preaching.
Two Hours.

PRCHG 7012 Preaching Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of preaching.
Two Hours.

PRCHG 7022 Preaching Reading Seminar III
Intensive reading in the discipline of preaching.
Two Hours.

PRCHG 7032 Preaching Reading Seminar IV
Intensive reading in the discipline of preaching.
Two Hours.

PRCHG 7324 Preaching the Genres of Scripture
The various genres of Scripture will be examined as literature. After an examination of the Scripture as literature, homiletic frameworks will be explored that can be adapted to the genres respectively.
Four Hours.

PRCHG 7614 Preaching the Old Testament
A study of the development of text-driven sermons from selected genres of Old Testament literature. It will also include an examination and evaluation of Old Testament sermons preached by selected Southern Baptist preachers in the last twenty-five years.
Four Hours.

PRCHG 7634 Biblical Preaching
A study of the development of biblical sermons, including an analysis of the hermeneutical method used to move from the biblical text to a sermon on that text. The form of the text as it relates to the form of the sermon will be analyzed.
Four Hours.

PRCHG 7644 Preaching, Teaching, and Discipleship
A study of the connection between preaching, teaching, and discipleship. Special emphasis will be given to expository preaching, expositional teaching, and biblical discipleship practices.
Four Hours.

PRCHG 7654 The Contemporary Sermon
An examination of the contemporary sermon in the light of modern preachers, their sermons, style, and writings.
Four Hours.

PRCHG 7674 Evangelistic Preaching
An examination of the history, delivery, and theology of evangelistic preaching. Special attention will be directed toward the theology of evangelistic preaching and its impact on noteworthy evangelists throughout antiquity.
Four Hours.

PRCHG 7694 Southern Baptist Preaching
This course examines the preaching of the Southern Baptist Convention. Special attention will be given to the history of Southern Baptist preaching, the preaching of the conservative resurgence, and contemporary Southern Baptist preaching. This study will yield implications for contemporary pastoral preaching.
Four Hours.

PRCHG 7704 History and Theology of British Preaching
A historical, theological, and homiletical study of some of the great British preachers from the Reformation to the present.
Four Hours.

PRCHG 7714 Preaching in Historical and Cultural Context
A historical study of the interaction between preaching and culture, with particular reference to substance and style, will be followed by critical evaluation of contemporary American culture with a view to determining the most effective approaches to preaching in the contemporary culture.
Four Hours.

PRCHG 7734 The Theology of Preaching in Pastoral Context
A study of biblical sermons using criteria developed from pastoral theology, and from a theology of proclamation. An analysis of the hermeneutical method used to move from a biblical passage to a sermon on that passage will be included. Sermons prepared in the seminar will be studied in relation to the pastoral context, and to a theology of proclamation.
Four Hours.

PRCHG 7764 Topics in Preaching:
Four Hours.

Doctoral Studies

Colloquium

Doctoral Studies for Colloquium

COLLM 6500 Continuous Enrollment (Available Only to Students Enrolled in the Program Prior to July 1, 2005)
All D.Min. students who have not yet completed the seminar requirements and are not currently enrolled in seminars are enrolled in Continuous Enrollment.
No Hours.

COLLM 6511 Professional Project Seminar (Available Only to Students Enrolled in the Program Prior to July 1, 2005)
Students enrolled in this seminar will submit a completed prospectus to the seminar for peer and faculty evaluation. The seminar also allows students to review the requirements and expectations of the project and project report.
One Hour.

COLLM 6522 Independent Study (Available Only to Students Enrolled in the Program Prior to July 1, 2005)
Provided only to students who were enrolled in the D.Min. Program prior to July 1, 2005. For additional details on D.Min. independent studies, please contact and secure permission of the Associate Dean for the D.Min. Program in advance of registration. Please note that each independent study has a $200 fee which is charged in addition to the tuition and matriculation fees.
Two Hours.

COLLM 6550 Continuous Enrmnt-Missionary
No Hours.

COLLM 8000 Professional Dissertation Seminar I
An examination of all parts of a dissertation prospectus to enable a student to bring his or her prospectus to completion. The project webinar is designed to review and prepare a final draft of the prospectus. The student should be able to submit his or her prospectus to the D.Min. Committee soon after this webinar concludes. The webinar will aid the student in evaluating the overall prospectus argument, clarifying the theological background, and refining goals. Then the student will be able to link these key components to the plan of ministry. Careful attention will be given to strengthening areas of deficiency in each prospectus.
No Hours.

COLLM 8001 Professional Dissertation Seminar I
An examination of all parts of a dissertation prospectus to enable a student to bring his or her prospectus to completion. The project webinar is designed to review and prepare a final draft of the prospectus. The student should be able to submit his or her prospectus to the D.Min. Committee soon after this webinar concludes. The webinar will aid the student in evaluating the overall prospectus argument, clarifying the theological background, and refining goals. Then the student will be able to link these key components to the plan of ministry. Careful attention will be given to strengthening areas of deficiency in each prospectus.
One Hour.

COLLM 8004 Professional Dissertation I
An examination of all parts of a dissertation prospectus to enable a student to bring his or her prospectus to completion. The project webinar is designed to review and prepare a final draft of the prospectus. The student should be able to submit his or her prospectus to the D.Min. Committee soon after this webinar concludes. The webinar will aid the student in evaluating the overall prospectus argument, clarifying the theological background, and refining goals. Then the student will be able to link these key components to the plan of ministry. Careful attention will be given to strengthening areas of deficiency in each prospectus. The 8004 section has requirements beyond the 8000 section in order to reflect the additional four hours of work.
Four Hours.

COLLM 8010 Professional Dissertation Prospectus
Upon completion of a Doctor of Ministry student's seminar requirements, the student will prepare and submit for D.Min. Committee approval a prospectus which details the plan of ministry which will be accomplished in the Doctor of Ministry dissertation.
No Hours.

COLLM 8020 Professional Dissertation in Progress
Following formal approval of the prospectus, the student will complete the dissertation as outlined in the prospectus. Upon successful completion of the dissertation, the student will receive six credit hours and will be cleared for graduation from the program.
No Hours.

COLLM 8026 Successful Dissertation Defense
Upon successful completion and defense of the Dissertation, students earn six credit hours.
Six Hours.

DMin Cultural Engagement

Doctoral Studies for DMin Cultural Engagement

DMNCE 6112 Cultural Engagement & Chr World View
To equip Christian ministers to engage culture with the perspective of a biblical worldview. Students will receive foundational instruction in biblical, theological, and philosophical studies that will enable them to develop effective ministry strategies for addressing key cultural issues.
12Hours.

DMNCE 6212 Christian Apologetics and Modern Culture
This seminar will prepare 21st century ministers to respond apologetically to the major social and moral issues of today's multicultural society. The seminar will focus on the development of an understanding of the historical patterns of culture, the formulation of a methodology for researching the student's socio-demographic environment, and the utilization of Christian apologetics as a means of responding to major theological/cultural issues. 12Hours.
12Hours.

Chn World View/Cult Engmnt

Doctoral Studies for Chn World View/Cult Engmnt

DMNCW 6112 Developing the Biblical and Theological Foundations for a Christian Worldview
This seminar will assist 21st century ministers to develop and strengthen their understanding of the biblical and theological foundations of the Christian faith. The seminar will focus in on a study of the major works in Christian doctrine (both classic and contemporary) in order to assist the student to develop a sound theological framework with which to think about issues of cultural engagement. A component of this seminar will focus on expositional preaching since a primary way to address cultural and worldview issues is through expositional preaching.
12Hours.

DMNCW 6212 Chr Apol and Mod Culture: Multicult Soc
This seminar will prepare 21st century ministers to respond apologetically to the major social and moral issues of today's multicultural society. The seminar will focus on the development of an understanding of the historical patterns of culture, the formulation of a methodology for researching the student's socio-demographic environment, and the utilization of Christian apologetics as a means of responding to major theological/cultural issues.
12Hours.

Expository Preaching

Doctoral Studies for Expository Preaching

DMNEP 6112 Expository Preaching: Exeg of NT Lit
This seminar will examine the process of formulating a proper exegesis of New Testament literature. Consideration will be given to an analysis of the grammar, syntax and structure that is found in various genres. The seminar will evaluate current issues in homiletics including the need to develop a bridge between the hermeneutical study of Scripture and the delivery from the pulpit. Special attention will also be given to the role of rhetoric as a preaching tool in the 21st century church.
12Hours.

DMNEP 6212 Expository Preaching: Exeg of OT Lit
This seminar will examine the process of formulating a proper exegesis of a selected Old Testament book. Consideration will be given to an analysis of the grammar, syntax and structure that is found in Old Testament literature. The seminar will evaluate current issues in homiletics including the process of delivering effective sermons from a prophetic and/or poetic portion of Old Testament text. Special attention will also be given to the styles of delivery that today's pastor can utilize which will reach the postmodern world without compromising the Word of God.
12Hours.

DMNEP 6312 Text-Driven Preaching
12Hours.

Pastoral Leadership

Doctoral Studies for Pastoral Leadership

DMNPL 6112 Pastoral Leadership: Found of Ldrshp
This seminar will explore the components involved in and the tools needed to foster leadership principles necessary for 21st century ministry. The seminar will focus in on such subjects as the what and how of critical thinking, the process of decision making, and the process whereby a minister/pastor can build a powerful ministry team. Expository preaching will also be a focal point since it is a critical part of pastoral leadership. The seminar will also explore the principles of "Servant Leadership," including the concept of how to embrace suffering as a necessary part of God's plan for the minister's heart.
12Hours.

DMNPL 6212 Pastrl Ldrshp and Dynamics of Ch Ldrshp
This seminar will instruct pastors/ministers on the importance of effective communication in the pastorate. Special attention will be given to conflict management and the role of leader as both a mentor and supervisor.
12Hours.

Research and Writing

Doctoral Studies for Research and Writing

DMNRW 6000 Research and Writing
An introduction and study of the various resources and tools available and necessary for research and writing at the doctoral level. The course will include development of skills in locating and accessing research sources, application of basic standards for academic argumentation, introduction to proper formatting as outlined in the Southwestern Manual of Style and its companion software Endnote, and exposure to SWBTS course management software (Blackboard and Turnitin).
No Hours.

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