MEET THE PROFESSORS

Dr. Steve Schell

DOCTRINE, HERMENEUTICS, AND PASTORAL TEACHING

ABOUT STEVE SCHELL

Steve earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Fuller Theological Seminary. In the years since he has taught Bible college classes, started two churches, pastored Northwest Church for twenty-eight years, served on the Board of Directors for the Foursquare Church and has chaired its doctrine committee for the past twenty years. Steve and his wife Mary have been married nearly 50 years and have been blessed with three wonderful children and seven beloved grandchildren. 

FALL 2020 COURSE OFFERINGS

PREACHING PRACTICUM

12-Week Course | Tuition Fee: $99

This course is designed to teach a person how to preach effectively. Special emphasis will be given to preaching through whole books of the Bible. There will be 12 one-and-a-half-hour sessions, and each session will contain about one hour of lecture followed by questions and answers or discussion of sermon outlines. Lecture topics will include:

  • the importance of believing the Bible

  • the role of the preacher

  • understanding the new birth

  • preaching through a book of the Bible

  • a survey of different types of sermons

  • forming a sermon

  • delivering a sermon

  • the personal life of the preacher

  • writing an outline

There will be no homework assignments for this class, but students will be encouraged to prepare sermon outlines, and some of those that are submitted will be reviewed by the class.

This course will focus on the book of Romans as an example of preaching through a book of the Bible. Each student will receive a copy of Study Verse by Verse: Romans, which is a commentary, and Preaching Through Romans, which is a collection of 65 sermons progressing all the way through the book. These two resources will give practical help to the student who may wish to continue preaching through the book of Romans.

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