EQUIP Full Course (8 months)

Covering the benchmarks of a good sermon, EQUIP helps students EXPLORE the scripture, enter into a time to QUESTION what the scripture may be saying, and UNDERSTAND the direction God is leading the sermon.  The student will learn research and study techniques essential in properly writing and delivering the sermon, which should connect people with God and relate to real life.

Course Objectives:
O Instructs the preacher and provides tools for efficient sermon preparation. 
O Provides a broad knowledge of congregational, biblical, and theological exegesis. 
O Find illustrations from culture and everyday life. 

Who should take the course:
Lay speakers, preachers, and other laity who  desire to learn more about preaching.  Local pastors who have not yet had a preaching class or other clergy who may desire a refresher course in preaching.

What is the course:
It is a comprehensive course in sermon preparation from beginning to end.  It includes biblical, theological, and congregational exegesis, as well as how to find illustrations, delivery, styles, and benchmarks of a good sermon.

When is the course offered:
This is an 8 session course offered from October to May 2018-19. We will meet the first Saturday of the Month beginning October 6, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Where is the course held:
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
910 NW 38th Street, Lawton, Oklahoma

How to register:
Register by mailing the registration form to 607 SW Gaylord, Lawton, OK 73505

Cost for the course is $200 which includes materials except textbooks.  Books are available for purchase on a first come basis. (The cost is in parenthesis below.)

Required books:
  • Thomas H Troeger and Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, A Sermon Workbook:  Exercises in the Art and Craft of Preaching (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2013). ($20)
  • Paul Scott Wilson, ed., The New Interpreter’s Handbook of Preaching (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2008). ($45)
  • Donald K. McKim, Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms, 1st ed. (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996). ($23)
  • F. Belton Joyner, Jr.  United Methodist Questions, United Methodist Answers, 2nd ed. (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2015). ($12)

Additionally, you will need a Study Bible, preferably one of the following:
      HarperCollins Study Bible (NRSV)
      New Interpreter’s Study Bible (NRSV)
      Common English Study Bible (CEB Study Bible)
      Oxford Study Bible (NRSV)

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Dr. Tobey is an Elder in the Oklahoma Conference, and has been under appointment since 2000 and is currently appointed to St. Paul's UMC, Lawton.  She has a B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK, and a M.Div. and D.Min. were both completed at Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, OK.