Date/TimeDate(s) - 10/23/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday: Oct. 23, 2020
Saturday: Oct. 24, 2020
VIA ZOOM CALL
Friday: 7:00-9:00- p.m. CST
Saturday: 9:00-11:30/ 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Certificate Course: Preaching
Ever thought about preaching in your congregation? Ever felt a tug in that direction? The LIFE course in preaching offers participants a taste of the tasks and personal formation associated with preparing and delivering a good sermon. Students will be introduced to simple steps that can help build a foundation for good preaching, and an approach to encountering scripture as the work of the whole people of God. As time permits, we will also discuss the particular needs of preaching online during the era of pandemic.
Who Should Take this Class?
All are welcome at LIFE! Students, pastors, laypersons and seekers from all denominations and walks of life are welcome to join the program to be enriched and inspired by LIFE. Join us!
About the Instructor:
Rev. Christopher Grundy’s teaching asks students to take God’s activity seriously. In preaching classes, he urges preachers to enter the pulpit with a combined sense of humility and collaboration, knowing that preacher, listeners, and the Holy Spirit will all be active helping to discern the meanings of scripture for today. In worship classes, he similarly emphasizes our collaborative work with God and the gathered community.
Christopher’s teaching also focuses on the role worship has in forming, reforming, healing, freeing, and calling us out for the sake of God’s larger project in the world.
His research currently focuses on the ways that we are formed by sacramental participation, particularly in relation to issues of power and violence. He has published essays and sermons for The Chicago Theological Seminary Register, The Journal of Religion and Abuse, Homily Service, and Liturgy.