Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Prepare, Impression, Sermons, Congregation, Survey, Impressive Preaching
Practical Theology | Religion
Kim, Chang Joong, "A Study on Sermon Preparation by Sermon Types: Focus on Giving Impression to Congregation" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2488.
The purpose of this dissertation is to study ways to prepare sermons with giving impression to the congregation. In order to give impression to the congregation through preaching, the preacher should be blessed through the Word in advance and deliver that blessing and impression. To execute these procedures, the researcher will examine the principles and elements that trigger impressions in sermons and provide practical suggestions on impressive preaching. To obtain objective data from the fields for this research, a survey was conducted with 75 pastors. 75 participants were composed of pastors who were acquainted with the researcher and pastors who attended the Yesang Counseling Academy. The researcher asked questions to the pastors about preparation process for preaching, selecting types of sermons, delivery methods, reasons, elements, and experiences of impressive preaching. Through comparing and analyzing the collected data statistically, the researcher will seek for plans for more impressive preaching.