Subject overview

  • Lesson 1: Preaching and the Preacher
    • Lesson 1 Video
    • Reading: John Stott, "A Definition of Biblical Preaching"
    • Preacher's identity research assignment
    • Take a quick quiz
  • Lesson 2: Preaching to the Heart
    • Lesson 2 Video
    • Reading: Alistair Begg, "Preaching to Change the Heart"
    • Head or heart research assignment
    • Test your learning
  • Lesson 3: The Exegetical Idea
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Reading: Haddon Robinson, "Biblical Preaching"
    • Exegetical idea assignment
    • Share your exegetical idea and see other ideas here.
    • Test your learning
  • Lesson 4: The Art of Application
    • Lesson 4 Video
    • Pastoral needs research assignment
    • Reading: Chapell, "Application"
    • Test your learning
  • Lesson 5: Just One Idea (Please)
    • Lesson 5 Video
    • Reading: Robinson, "Big Idea"
    • Big idea assignment
    • Share your big idea and see other big ideas here.
    • Test your learning
  • Lesson 6: Beginnings
    • Lesson 6 Video
    • Reading: Chapell, "Introductions"
    • Introduction to 2 Cor 1:1-7 assignment
    • Test your learning
  • Topic 7: Sermon Body and Conclusion
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Reading: Chapell, "Conclusions"
    • Simple outline assignment
    • Share your simple outline and see other outlines here.
    • Test your learning

Meet the Instructor

  • Dr Tim Foster

    Dr Tim Foster

    Vice Principal

    Tim lectures in Ministry Foundations, Evangelism and New Testament at Ridley College. He studied at Moore College, and completed a Doctor of Ministry at Fuller Seminary. Tim founded Youthworks College, and has extensive experience in parish ministry. He is married to Alison, and they have three children (Caitlyn, Harry and Lucy). Tim is interested in developing theology for everyday life, in better understanding the dynamics of evangelism and in giving ministers the skills to lead their churches in mission in our post-Christian context. He lists his heroes as Homer Simpson, Barack Obama and Eugene Peterson.

    Subjects: Ministry Skills, Revelation Unwrapped, Revelation Unwrapped for Small Groups,