Course number: DEPS2102 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: Developing strategies for effective preaching in a postmodern context and across varied audiences.

Course Description: Delivering objective Biblical truth in a postmodern context is the challenge of contemporary preaching. This course provides students with the skills to exegete a passage, determine the big idea, develop that idea into an effective message that can be delivered to a cross section of audiences. While this course is concerned primarily with development of sermon outlines and manuscripts, students are also expected to improve their public speaking skills.

Course Textbooks:
Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages.
 2nd edition. Robinson,Haddon. Grand Rapids,MI: Baker,2001.
Communicating For A Change. Andy Stanley & Lane Jones.  2006. ISBN: 9781590525142.

    Instructor:  Gerry Johnson

Biography:Gerry has served in pastoral ministry for 18 years, as Communications Director for the Overseas Missions Division of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, President of Vanguard College, and as Executive Director of Mission of Mercy Canada. He currently serves as Senior Associate Pastor at Mill Woods Assembly in Edmonton. Gerry enjoys Friday ‘date night’ with his wife Karen, home renovations and a refreshing Brown Cow (half milk and half root beer) on a hot summer day.

Diploma in Theology, Bachelor of Arts in Theology (Pastoral Studies) Vanguard College;
Honors M.A. in Leadership and Management, Briercrest Seminary