Project Description

Church of God School of Ministry

Communicating Effectively

Course Description:

This course is a review of the fundamentals of English grammar, with emphasis on writing, composition, and a review of the basic principles of speaking, as well as the different kinds of speeches.

Course Objectives:

After students complete this course, they should be able to . . .

  1. Use the eight parts of speech correctly.
  2. Conjugate regular and irregular verbs correctly.
  3. Make subjects and verbs agree in special situations, as well as with collective nouns.
  4. Make nouns and pronouns agree.
  5. Outline reports, sermons, speeches, and any other documents.
  6. Use punctuation correctly.
  7. Write a composition correctly, including good opening and closing paragraphs.
  8. Utilize the various forms of media communication.
  9. Know and use the basic principles of public speaking.
  10. Know how to present oneself in a public speaking arena.

Meet the instructors:

Dr. Michael Baker
Pentecostal Theological Seminary

Dr. Ken Bell
Church of God

Dr. Carolyn Dirksen
Lee University

Tom George
Church of God

Dr. Paul Walker
Pastor Emeritus
Mount Paran Church of God

Video Lessons Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction to Communicating Effectively
  2. Introduction to Grammar: Part 1
  3. Introduction to Grammar: Part 2
  4. Nouns
  5. Verbs
  6. Adjectives and Adverbs
  7. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
  8. Conjunctions
  9. Subjects and Predicates
  10. Subjects/Verb Agreement
  11. Irregular Verbs
  12. Verb Complements
  13. Personal Pronouns
  14. Other Pronouns
  15. Noun/Pronoun Agreement
  16. Conventions of Outlining
  17. Nominals
  18. Adjectivals/Adverbials
  19. Punctuation
  20. The Written Page: Part 1
  21. The Written Page: Part 2
  22. Media Outreach
  23. Media Choices
  24. Presenting the Person
  25. Verbal Aspects of Communication
  26. The Relationship Factor: Part 1
  27. The Relationship Factor: Part 2
  28. The Relationship Factor: Part 3
  • CIMS Credit: 2
  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Subject: Pastoral
  • Venues: DVD, Internet, Distance Learning
  • Language: English

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