Course Outline

  • 1

    Section 1: Introduction

    • Chapter 1: Welcome
    • Course Handbook (Section 1)
  • 2

    Section 2: The Battle

    • Chapter 2: Introduction
    • Chapter 3: The Crux of Good Preaching
    • Chapter 4: What Are You Battling For?
    • Chapter 5: Anyone Can Become a Great Preacher
    • Course Handbook (Section 2)
  • 3

    Section 3: Why They Should Care

    • Chapter 6: Introduction
    • Chapter 7: Essential Elements of Great Preaching
    • Chapter 8: Two Goals for Every Homily
    • Chapter 9: The Preacher’s Burden
    • Chapter 10: How to Get Them to Care
    • Chapter 11: Just One Point
    • Course Handbook (Section 3)
  • 4

    Section 4: The Homily Series

    • Chapter 12: Introduction
    • Chapter 13: A Homily Series?
    • Chapter 14: The Prepared Homily
    • Chapter 15: How I Prepare a Homily Series
    • Course Handbook (Section 4)
  • 5

    Section 5: Crafting the Homily: Tools for Preparation

    • Chapter 16: Introduction
    • Chapter 17: It Takes Years
    • Chapter 18: Leaders Read and Readers Lead: Resources
    • Chapter 19: Capture Your Thoughts: Method
    • Chapter 20: On Your Feet, Out Loud: Intentional Practice
    • Course Handbook (Section 5)
  • 6

    Section 6: Thoughts on Style

    • Chapter 21: Introduction
    • Chapter 22: Style Is for the People
    • Chapter 23: “Priest Funny”: Using Humor
    • Chapter 24: Language, References, and Emoting
    • Chapter 25: Storytelling 101
    • Chapter 26: Framing My Homilies
    • Chapter 27: Recording Homilies: Good or Bad Idea?
    • Course Handbook (Section 6)
  • 7

    Section 7: Conclusion

    • Chapter 28: Conclusion