The purpose of the church is to enable preachers to think more deeply about their process of message development and break through to more compelling modes of preaching through having a wider range of exegetical and related rhetorical options.
* Biblical and Theological issues undergirding a theology of preaching practices.
* A survey of recent shifts in Western homiletic practice: the inductive move toward the audience and democretising of the process: From Craddock to McClure and beyond.
* The ethics of preaching and preaching ethics.
* Diagnostics of audience features: spirituality, spiritual state and the prophet-pastoral options.
* Respecting genre and form.
* Rhetorical strategies for preaching.
* Narrative approaches to communication.
* The spirituality for a lifetime vocation
* Diagnosis for a calendric approach.
* Raising up the next generation and inducting others into preaching.