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Gennifer Brooks Preaching in Chapel

January 11-22, 2021 | Online Course

Instructors: Rev. Dr. Gennifer Brooks and Rev. Dr. Jaewoong Jung
Cost: $225 (includes 3 CEUs)

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Limited space available!

This two-week preaching course builds on the foundations for preaching gained in your previous introductory preaching class in college or seminary. It helps the working preacher to develop skills and techniques for preaching the good news of the gospel using different styles and structures to address different congregational contexts. Specifically, participants will:

  • Learn multiple sermon styles that reflect changing contexts
  • Become more knowledgeable about in the areas of biblical interpretation, theological analysis and congregational analysis
  • Focus more directly on embodying the good news of the gospel in preaching
  • Learn strategies for online preaching and delivery of effective sermons to the online congregation

Preachers can earn 3 CEUs by taking this course and more importantly gain new preaching skills!

Course Information

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Participants must have a master of divinity degree and/or have taken a seminary preaching course. Participants must also preach regularly, though not necessarily weekly. 

Class Format

This is an online synchronous course, meaning participants will be expected to participate in online meetings at a specific time. The class will meet via Zoom so participants must have access to a computer with video and audio capabilities as well as internet connectivity. Files, updates, and additional readings will take place on Moodle (login information for Moodle will be provided after the participant registers).

Class Dates and Hours

The class will meet January 11-15 and 19-22 on the following schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (CST) | Morning Session
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (CST) | Lunch Break
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (CST) | Afternoon Session

Required Textbooks

  • Gennifer Benjamin Brooks. Good News Preaching: Offering the Gospel in Every Sermon. Cleveland, Ohio: Pilgrim Press, 2009. ISBN-13: 9780829818222 
  • Brown, Teresa L. Fry. Delivering the Sermon. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008. ISBN – 978-0-8006-0447-9
  • John C. Holbert and Alyce M. McKenzie. What Not to Say: Avoiding the Common Mistakes That Can Sink Your Sermon. Westminster / John Knox Press, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0-664-23510-9 
  • Paul Scott Wilson. The Four Pages of the Sermon: A Guide to Biblical Preaching. Revised and Updated. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2018. ISBN-13: 978- 1501842399 
  • The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. (Please have your Bible available at each class.)

Course Instructors

Rev. Dr. Gennifer Brooks

Rev. Dr. Gennifer BrooksRev. Dr. Gennifer Brooks is the director of the Styberg Preaching Institute, the Ernest and Bernice Styberg professor of preaching, and director of the doctor of ministry program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She is also the director of the ACTS DMin in Preaching program. She is an ordained elder and full clergy member of the New York Conference of The United Methodist Church. She has served local churches in the New York conference in rural, suburban, urban and cross-racial settings. 

Brooks is the author of Good News Preaching: Offering Good News in Every Sermon (Pilgrim Press, 2009), and Praise the Lord: Litanies, Prayers and Occasional Services (CSS Publications, 1996). She has been a contributor to the following texts: Companion to The Africana Worship Book (Discipleship Resources 2007), Zion Still Sings: For Every Generation (Abingdon Press, 2007), The Africana Worship Book for Year C (Discipleship Resources, 2008),Those Preaching Women: A Multicultural Collection (Judson Press, 2008), Handbook of Methodist Studies (Oxford Press, 2009). Brooks has also contributed to several publications including Homily Service (The Liturgical Conference), and The African American Pulpit (Generis). She is a member of the Academy of Homiletics, the North American Academy of Liturgy, and the American Academy of Religion.

Rev. Dr. Jaewoong Jung

Rev. Dr. Jaewoong JungRev. Dr. Jaewoong Jung is the Styberg Preaching Institute Teaching Fellow at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Jung’s research focuses on the sacramentality of preaching, especially in the context of Korean revival preaching. Since July 2017, Jung has also served as the Styberg Preaching Institute coordinator. He is a member of the Korean Society of Homiletics, the Korean Society of Rhetoric, and the Academy of Homiletics.

Jung was born in South Korea and studied at Seoul Theological University where he earned a bachelor and master of divinity degrees. He holds a master of theology in New Testament studies from Yonsei University and a master of theology in homiletics from Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He earned his doctor of philosophy in liturigcal studies with an emphasis in homiletics from Garrett-Evangelical. An ordained pastor in full connection with Korean Evangelical Holiness Church, Jung served as a military chaplain in the Republic of Korea Army for seven years, and at a local church in Seoul, South Korea, as well as Korean-American churches in the United States.


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Cancellation Policies

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Course Cancellation Policy

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary reserves the right to cancel the course if a minimum participation level is not reached. If we cancel this offering, participants will be notified of the cancellation 7 business days before the offering’s start date and will receive a full refund.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Policy for Participant Cancellation

Participants can withdraw from the course in writing via e-mail to

Refunds will be provided according to this schedule:

  • Withdrawals received more than 30 days prior to the course's start date will receive: 100% refund.
  • Withdrawals received between 29 to 16 days prior to the course's start date will receive: 50% refund.

No refunds will be issued for withdrawals received 15 days or less before the course starts.