Introduction to the Practice of Preaching


(Taught by Rev. John A. D’Elia, Ph.D.) Preaching is an essential component of Christian worship. What do we learn about Jesus Christ in the pages of our Bible? What are we called to do and to be as we discern God’s voice in God’s words? These are critical questions for all Christians, and it is in the practice of preaching that pastors serve their communities by offering regular explorations of the Scriptures.

Preaching is a gift of the Holy Spirit, but it is also a skill which can be developed and improved. This course will benefit preachers at all levels of experience, focusing on the study, writing, and delivery of effective messages, and the skills required for maintaining a healthy and productive preaching ministry.

Professor: Rev. John A. D’Elia, Ph.D.
Day and Time of Course: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Glendale Presbyterian Church