Proclaiming the Faith

Class Dates: Oct 17, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
Day/Time: Thursdays, 6-8 PM (Pacific)
Length: 8 Weeks / 16 Hours
Note: No class Oct 31 or Nov 28
Instructor: Rev. Bo Baumeister
Cost: $300
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Course Description


The purpose of this course is to assist the student in understanding and applying the principles of Gospel communication and proclamation. This is, therefore, a marriage of theory and practice. The theory involves understanding Biblical and historical theology and practices of preaching (often called homiletics). The practice involves writing and preaching law/Gospel missional sermons with pastoral oversight.

8 weeks / 16 hours

Goals and Objectives


MTC students will
  1. ground their lives in the truth of God’s Word.
  2. translate their knowledge and skills into mission action.
  3. serve as unifying mission leaders in their communities.
  4. pursue ongoing learning for service in mission and ministry.


Being Objectives (Spiritual Formation): The student will

  1. grow in faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  2. understand the impact of missional preaching as the declarative proclamation of the Word of God delivered from the responsibility of the pastoral office.
  3. rely upon the Means of Grace for preaching.
  4. strengthen commitment to the Scriptural truth that God desires all to be saved and to come to knowledge of truth.
  5. be faithful to the pastoral office and recognized as a person of faith and integrity.
  6. engage in personal study and application of the Scriptures, the Lutheran Confessions, and other theological devotional writings in personal and public life.
  7. exhibit a teachable spirit.

Knowing Objectives (Cognitive Formation): The student will

  1. learn the components of a well-designed sermon.
  2. learn appropriate delivery techniques of sermonic material.
  3. learn how to use media to support the delivery of sermon material.

Doing Objectives (Conative Formation): The student will

  1. demonstrate effective pastoral leadership based on the Scriptures, emphasizing outreach to the lost.
  2. properly interpret the Scriptures, rightly dividing Law and Gospel.
  3. prepare, deliver, and evaluate an expository and a topical sermon.
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