Effective Preaching and Teaching will equip you with basic Bible study and communication skills. In this course, you will receive guidance in how to isolate the main ideas within a Bible passage, how to choose an appropriate message style, how to structure a clear Bible lesson or sermon, how to interact effectively with an audience, as well as gaining insight into your own unique style. The video lectures are supplemented with notes and a variety of communication examples are provided as examples. The main objective of the course is to enable you to become the Bible communicator you were called to be.
Be sure to complete Quiz 2 (in the section below) before moving on to Lecture 8.
Be sure to complete Quiz 3 (in the section below) before moving on to Lecture 11.
Michael Bogart resides in central California. He is a part-time faculty member at West Hills Community College in Lemoore, California; Brandman/Chapman University, based in Orange, California; Excelsior College, based in Albany, New York; and Fresno Pacific University's Center for Professional Development. Michael teaches both face-to-face and online courses in subjects as diverse as World Religions, Western Civilization, Ethics, Bible and Medieval History. Michael was honored as the 2006 Navy College Teacher of the Year for Naval Air Station, Lemoore, California.
In the last decade Michael has been privileged to make a life contribution in countries such as Scotland, Mexico, Honduras, Haiti, South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo where he has trained many dozens of Christian leaders cross-culturally. To train leaders more effectively, Michael is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University.
Michael has been married since 1978 and has four children and eight grandchildren. Michael pastored Grace Baptist Church in Lemoore, California from 1984 to 2002, when he accepted a staff position with JARON Ministries and Campus Bible Church in Fresno, CA. In 2013, Michael left JARON and Campus to found Aspect Ministries, which assists churches in training Christians to be effective in 21st Century faith, including reaching the Millennial Generation.
As a world religions specialist (especially Islam) he speaks regularly at various venues within the United States. He has authored several books and hosts brief overview videos on topics of world religion and Christian faith, including The 45 Minute Bible (English and Spanish), Understanding Islam, iKnow Mormonism, iKnow the Jehovah's Witnesses, and iKnow the New Age Movement. Mike's weekly 21st Century Faith television segment on KAIL, based in Fresno, California airs to over 150,000 people.