CEP

CEP Course

Overview

This course seeks to train and equip faithful expositors of God’s word for local churches and gospel ministries.

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Course Structure:
Modular

Duration:
11 Weeks per module

Mode of Delivery:
In-person & Online

Course Structure

Introduces key principles and methodology of expository preaching.
  1. Preaching – Biblical Patterns
  2. Expository Preaching – What & Why
  3. How Preachers Prepare
  4. Listen to the Text + Gobbet 1
  5. Be a Time Traveller + Gobbet 2
  6. The Text in Context + Gobbet 3
  7. Sing to the Theme Tune + Gobbet 4
  8. Contemporary Issues & Worldviews
  9. Application & Illustration
  10. Preacher’s Personal Life + Student Preaching
  11. Preaching Pastoral Occasions + Student Preaching
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Law, Narrative, Wisdom, and the Prophets.

  1. Preaching OT & Preaching Christ from the OT
  2. Preaching Law 1
  3. Preaching Law 2 + Gobbet 1
  4. Preaching OT Narrative 1
  5. Preaching Narrative 2 + Gobbet 2
  6. Preaching Prophets 1
  7. Preaching Prophets 2 + Gobbet 3
  8. Preaching Wisdom + Gobbet 4
  9. Preaching Psalms
  10. Echo the Bible’s Tone + Student Preaching
  11. Contemporary Challenges + Student Preaching

The Gospels & Acts, Epistles & Apocalyptic.

  1. Preaching NT Overview
  2. Preaching the Gospels 1
  3. Preaching the Gospels 2 + Gobbet 1
  4. Preaching Acts + Gobbet 2
  5. Preaching Pauline Epistles 1
  6. Preaching Pauline Epistles 2 + Gobbet 3
  7. Exegeting Audience
  8. Preaching Apocalyptic + Gobbet 4
  9. Preaching General Epistles
  10. Beware Framework + Student Preaching
  11. Keep on keeping on + Student Preaching

Systematic & Biblical Theology in Preaching.

  1. What is Biblical Theology? BT & Preaching
  2. BT & the Bridge/BT of People, Blessing & Mission
  3. BT of Covenant + Gobbet 1
  4. BT of Temple/Presence of God + Gobbet 2
  5. What is Systematic of Theology? Why Preachers Need ST + Gobbet 3
  6. BT of Creation & Redemption
  7. DWG & Preaching + Gobbet 4
  8. Role of ST in Shaping a Sermon
  9. Hierarchy, Essentials of ST
  10. Developing Competency in ST + Student Preaching
  11. The Preacher’s Delivery + Student Preaching

* Available upon request. Minimum 6 person.

Schedule

Jul 13

Unit 1: Preaching – Biblical Patterns (Physical)

Jul 20

Unit 2: Expository Preaching – What & Why

Jul 27

Unit 3: How Preachers Prepare

Aug 3

Unit 4: Listen to the Text/Gobbet 1

*Aug 6-7

*EPS 2024 (optional)

Aug 10

Break

Aug 17

Unit 5: Be a Time Traveller/Gobbet 2

Aug 24

Break

Aug 31

Break

Sep 7

Unit 6: The Text in Context/Gobbet 3

Sep 14

Break

Sep 21

Unit 7: Sing to the Theme Tune/Gobbet 4

Sep 28

Unit 8: How Does the Preacher Connect?

Oct 5

Unit 9: Application

Oct 12

Unit 10: Preacher’s Personal Life/Students Preaching

Oct 19

Unit 11: Preaching Pastoral Occasions/Students Preaching

Commitment

Each module requires a weekly commitment of about 4 hours of contact time and another 3-5 hours of preparation time. A typical week during the course is as follows:

9.00am: Exposition & Q&A
9.40am: Instruction 1
10.20am: Break
10.30am: Instruction 2 / small group exercises
12.00pm: Close

Other than the Foundations of Preaching module which is a prerequisite for all the other modules, students can choose the order in which the modules are undertaken.

Students can expect to take a minimum of 2 years to complete the course but have up to 6 years to complete the course entirely.

Assessment

Students will be assessed according to three sections as detailed below:

  1. Weekly study questions
  2. Small groups work – practice talk, outlines, big idea presentations
  3. Reading reports (2,000 words)

Instructors

This course is led by Course Director, Tan Kay Hoe, and assisted by other various instructors from Malaysia and abroad.

Prerequisites

To reap the full benefit of this course, please note the prerequisites below:

  1. Have a shared conviction. Read our core beliefs here.
  2. Share a basic commitment to preach God’s word effectively.
  3. No former preaching education required.

Course Fees

Each module costs RM1,900. Through sponsorships, CEP offers subsidised fees:

Foundations module: RM650
Other CEP modules: RM600 per module

Upcoming modules

Foundations of Expository Preaching

Introduces key principles and methodology of expository preaching.

13 July – 12 October 2024