Preaching and Worship
Here are the knowledge, skill, and attitude objectives and the core curriculum for those who wish to pursue the full S.T.M. (32 credits) or a certificate (16 credits) in the area of Preaching & Worship.
Knowledge, Skill, and Attitude Objectives
- The student will be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the history of worship among Lutherans and its impact on the future of worship.
- The student will display evident skill in blending strong worship resources from the past and the present with a clear sensitivity to the proclamation of the gospel.
- The student will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the ebb and flow of the liturgical year and give evidence of how to capture that ebb and flow in both worship and preaching.
- The student will be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the history of preaching and its impact on current gospel proclamation in the setting of Lutheran worship.
- The student will display the skill to capture the unique features of the different genres of Scripture in sermonic forms that fit those genres and clearly proclaim the gospel.
- The student will display the skill to proclaim law and gospel with textual freshness and general gospel predominance in ways that clearly honor each text’s context and unique place in salvation history.
- The student will give evidence of his understanding that growing in the science/art of presiding and preaching at worship is a ministry-long challenge.
- The student will give evidence of planning concrete ways to deepen the understanding of worship and preaching among those he has been called to serve.
Regularly Repeating Core Courses
- The Western Rite: Its History and Use in Our Churches
- Worship & Preaching That Celebrates the Liturgical Year
- Preaching Sanctification in Ways That Honor Gospel Predominance
- Preaching Christ from the Old Testament
- This course also applies to the repeating core requirements for those focusing on Biblical Theology: Old Testament.
- Freshness & Variety in Proclaiming Law & Gospel
- Imitating the Variety of Scripture in Sermonic Form and Structure
- Preaching in a Postmodern World
- The History of Preaching & Its Application to Proclaiming the Gospel in the 21st Century