Communication Competency

Definition for Communication Competency

“The student is able to persuade others with respect to biblical and theological truth through oral, written, and electronic media.”

Communication Goal

Because I want to improve my academic research and writing skills, I will complete two research and writing projects.

Because I want to develop skills in teaching in a higher education setting, I will help facilitate learning experiences for students in New Testament courses at DTS-DC.

Because I want to hone my skills in teaching in a local church setting, I will develop and implement a Sunday school class curriculum for New City Fellowship.

Because I want to develop my preaching skills, I will preach one or more times at New City Fellowship or a sister church.

Strategies

  • Complete two research and writing projects:
    1. I will write one book review with my Ministry Mentor for BibSac
    2. I will write one paper for presentation at a regional professional society meeting
  • Facilitate learning experiences for students in New Testament courses at DTS-DC:
    1. I will work as a grader for NT105 (Exegesis of Romans) and other New Testament courses over the year of the internship depending on student enrolment and departmental budget
    2. I will design updated Greek vocabulary lists and practice quizzes in Canvas for NT102
    3. I will teach two or more portions of class sessions of one or more NT classes
  • Develop and implement a Sunday school class curriculum for New City Fellowship:
    1. I will design a curriculum for weekly classes at my local church in conjunction with our preaching and teaching pastor
    2. I will teach a weekly class consisting of two 6 to 8-week long classes in the fall and two 6 to 8-week long classes in the spring
    3. I will train one or more church members to co-teach with me and to lead future classes
  • Preach one or more times at New City Fellowship or a sister church:
    1. I will review and critique sermons from my fall 2020 preaching class (PM5104) with my preaching and teaching pastor
    2. I will work with my preaching and teaching pastor to identify and prepare for preaching opportunities at our church or sister churches nearby

Resources

  • Complete two research and writing projects
    1. A mutually agreed upon book for review
    2. Approval of my ministry mentor to submit the book review to BibSac
    3. Time with my ministry mentor to discuss and review my writing, writing process, and writing strategy
  • Facilitate learning experiences for students in New Testament courses at DTS-DC
    1. Approval from the New Testament Studies department to be a course grader
    2. Instruction in grading policies for each course to be graded
    3. Instruction in using the backend of Canvas and access to Canvas for grading and designing quizzes and other learning activities
    4. Topic(s) and class period(s) assigned for me to present in a NT class(es)
  • Develop and implement a Sunday school class curriculum for New City Fellowship
    1. Books and curricula for classes
    2. Meeting location and time for classes
    3. Members of our church interested and willing to take a Bible study class
    4. Approval of church elders for class curriculum
  • Preach one or more times at New City Fellowship or a sister church
    1. Church(es) in need of pulpit supply and willing to take on a new preacher for this task
    2. Time set aside in ministry coach meetings to review and plan preaching engagements
    3. Approval and recommendation of church elders to preach

Measures

  • Complete two research and writing projects
    1. I will complete the book review by August 15, 2020.
    2. I will review my conference paper with my ministry mentor by October 1, 2020.
    3. I will submit papers for presentation by the appropriate deadlines between November 2020 and February 2021.
    4. If accepted for presentation, I will attend and present the paper(s) at the regional conference.
  • Facilitate learning experiences for students in New Testament courses at DTS-DC
    1. I will work with my Ministry Mentor to complete all grading for NT105 in a timely manner by the end of the Summer course session.
    2. I will review procedures for creating a quiz in Canvas with my Ministry Mentor and complete quizzes before the needed section of each course.
    3. I will plan and review lesson plans with my Ministry Mentor.
  • Develop and implement a Sunday school class curriculum for New City Fellowship
    1. I will have planned and approved Sunday school class curriculum by June 15th.
    2. I will have planned and approved the time and location for the Sunday School class with my Ministry Coach by July 15th.
    3. I will start teaching classes weekly by August 30th.
    4. I will have completed four 6 to 8-week course sequences by May 1, 2020. I will record select class teaching and review the teaching experience with my Ministry Coach.
  • Preach one or more times at New City Fellowship or a sister church
    1. By December 1, I will have preached one or more times in a local church.
    2. I will record my sermons and review them with my Ministry Coach.

Part II

Overall Reflection Statement for Communication

“For my competence in communication,  I am submitting __________ [name/type of artifact] which demonstrates __________ [what you learned, experienced, or accomplished and with who].” Describe my thoughts in 100 words.

Artifacts With Descriptions

  1. A weblink to my book review in BibSac to demonstrate by ability to analyze an academic work and write a publishable academic book review
  2. A PDF document of the paper(s) I present to a regional professional society meeting and a recording of my presentation (if able to present and record) to demonstrate my ability to research, write, present, and defend ideas in a collegial academic setting
  3. A video recording of all class sessions I teach for New Testament classes to demonstrate my teaching skills in a higher education classroom setting
  4. Two video recordings of me teaching the class at New City Fellowship to demonstrate my teaching skills in a local church setting
  5. A video recording of one or two sermons I preach to demonstrate my preaching ability

Learning Reflection

“As I developed and demonstrated communication,  I have learned __________ [something you have learned about yourself, about people, about ministry, and/or about God].” Describe my thoughts in 100 words.

Lifelong Development Statement

“As a result of the experiences documented by these artifacts, I will continue to develop in communication by __________ [something you will do differently next time or continue to improve upon].” Describe my thoughts in 100 words.