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14 Communicating Christ CO201

(Includes preaching and other forms of communication)

Course Description

Communicating Christ is an introduction to the processes and skills necessary for effective communication. The course also introduces the student to the transactional process of public speaking and variety communication methods. The student will learn how to focus a topic by using question / response / discussion formats for communication rather than simply stating an idea.   The student will also learn writing and speaking. They will be taught the principles of understanding and adapting to the audience, identifying the communication purpose, organizing discourse to accomplish that purpose, developing and supporting the main idea with specific data, and revising/practicing to prepare for multi-media communication to various audiences.

This course is a learn-by-doing experience. Students will receive feedback throughout the composing process and the planning-to-speak process, and then will deliver and publish final products. All the assignments are sequential and developmental, growing out of typical ministry opportunities.

The course serves in the important task of training others to communicate the word of God faithfully. The course will offer the steps to follow in order to prepare and present various types of sermons.

Course Rational

Effective communication is one of the most important tasks of pastoral ministry of delivering Word’s God. This task is considered foundational to fulfilling the calling of God to the ordained ministry. The Apostle Paul illustrated the importance of proclamation in his charge to Timothy: “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage, with great patience and careful instruction” (2 Tim 4:2).

 

Program Outcomes from APR SOO

Content

CN-26 Knowledge of the basic theory and art of communication, especially that which concerns preaching and teaching

Competency

CP-22 Ability to communicate orally and visually according to the culture

CP-23 Ability to preach Biblical sermon that applies to life

CP-24 Ability to evangelize in public and private

CP-25 Ability to communicate publicly through multiple methods (oral, written, media, etc.) with clarity and creativity for the sake of fostering meaning

CP-26 Ability to write clearly and in a grammatically correct manner in the modes of discourse used in the ministry

CP-27 Ability to speak coherently and cogently in the modes of communication styles for the various ministry contexts

CP-28 Ability to synthesize, analyze, reason logically for discernment, assessment, and problem solving,

CP-29 Ability to analyze the validity of arguments and to identify their presuppositions and consequences

Character

CH-9 Ability to express humility and interdependence in all of one’s personal relationships

Context

CX-13 Ability to identify and apply principles of cross-cultural communication

Assessment and Evaluation

 

Primary Course Outcomes

For achieving the competencies listed above, this course organizes several learning activities and requirements around the following intended learning outcomes for this course:

Preach

Demonstrate 5 different ways to properly organize / deliver a sermon for a culturally appropriate length of time. CP-90 PRE

Other

Ability to communicate publicly through multiple methods (oral, written, media, etc.) with clarity and creativity for the sake of fostering meaning. CP-26 OTH

Ability to write and speak clearly and in grammatically correct manner in the modes of discourse used in the ministry. CP-27 OTH

Additional Course Outcomes

Preach

Demonstrate 5 different ways to properly organize / deliver a sermon for a culturally appropriate length of time. CP-90 PRE

Demonstrate an interpretation of Scripture that is in line with Wesleyan Arminian Holiness theology. Teach others a Wesleyan-Arminian understanding of the doctrine of God. CP-89 PRE

Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively. CP-93 PRE

Explain how to use a culturally appropriate illustration that actually supports the point of the message. CX-12 PRE

Explain the theological reasons for God using preaching as the means to deliver the message of salvation.   CN-42 PRE

Explain how to Model Christ in this activity. CH-42

Small Group

Explain the role of social media and small groups, both positive and negative benefits. CP-106 SMG

Other

Ability to communicate evangelistically and to be engaged with and equip others in personal and congregational evangelism. CP-20 OTH

Use of the principles of Biblical interpretation. CN-39 OTH

 

Outcomes by total and percentage

Content-                 4            16%

Competency-     16           64%

Character-             2            8%

Context –               3            12%

Course Requirements, with percentage of course grade

  1. Small group reporting……………………………………………….10%

At the close of each lesson, small groups will discuss questions relevant to the topic addressed. Each student will be given a chance to report back in rotation to the larger group the findings of his or her small group.

  1. Session content evaluation……………………………………………………. 30%

The teacher will compose a assessment for each session. It will be given at the beginning of a session, and will cover material presented during the previous session’s lectures.

  1. Prepare and present a Multimedia product communicating a gospel message to a target audience……………….60%

 

Class outline:

Session 1 & 2 Communicating in a Christlike Way

Session 3 & 4 The Gospel Culture and Communication

Session 5 & 6 Developing effective writing skills (articles, blogs, etc)

Session 7 & 8 Projects

Session 9 & 10 Developing effective speaking skills (Sermons, podcasts, etc).

Session 11 & 12 Actual practice

Session 13 & 14 Multimedia Communication Tools and their uses (Students learn how to use different multimedia as tools for effective and more engaging communication.)

Session 15 & 16 Introduction to Audio Production

Session 17 – 19 Hands on practice

Session 20 – Project presentation


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