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MA Degree – Major in Pulpit Communication and Expository Preaching

The major in the Master of Arts degree is the focused area of study designed to prepare a student for a specific career path or professional goal. Courses in the major define the subject areas of expertise being developed by the student.


Purpose of the Major

To provide an introduction to the ministry of preaching the Christian Gospel through providing opportunities to gain skills in biblical interpretation and effective communication in the context of contemporary society.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learners will examine and analyze the elements and principles behind the process of Pulpit Communication and Expository Preaching.
  2. Learners will develop the ability to formulate solid hermeneutical foundations for biblical interpretations of Old Testament and New Testament Scripture units.
  3. Learners will acquire the ability to determine the most appropriate techniques and message design for a particular preaching setting.
  4. Learners will evaluate and critique their own sermons and those of others using the accepted classical and modern principles of homiletics.

Major Core Studies – 18 Credits

Major Core Studies form 18 credits of the 33 credits minimum for the MA degree Major in Pulpit Communication and Expository Preaching.

  • EP 695 Contemporary Preaching
  • PM 541 Theology of Ministry [1]
  • BS 518 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • EP 675 Old Testament Expository Preaching
  • EP 674 New Testament Expository Preaching [2]
  • EP 500 Pastoral Care Through Preaching [2]

[1] Learners may replace course with an elective in Pastoral Ministry (PM).

[2] Learners may replace course with an elective in Expository Preaching (EP).

Program Structure – 33 Credits Minimum

  • RW 001 Trinity Tutorial – 0 credits
  • General Electives – 12 credits
  • M.A. Core Studies – 3 credits
  • Major Core Studies – 18 credits

A minimum of 18 credits must be earned through Trinity.

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