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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Prepare and preach sermons 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115977  Prepare and preach sermons 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Christian Theology and Ministry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to learners who wish to gain a basic competence in the preparation and presentation of worship in their own congregational context, and in the preparation and presentation of sermons within that context, as well as in the wider community.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Prepare sermons and talks that are suitable to their church and community context for a variety of different situations
  • Deliver such sermons and talks 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole Unit Standard and should include:
  • Preaching at normal services as defined in that tradition
  • Preaching on special occasions e.g. bereavement, evangelistic presentations, community events 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare sermons that are suitable to their church and community context. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Prepare sermons that are suitable to their church and community context for a variety of different situations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The sermons should be prepared for 'regular' worship services, services for church festivals (such as Easter or Christmas) and special occasions (such as funerals, unveiling of tombstones and public addresses). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The text or detailed plan of a sermon is outlined and discussed in a manner that will give rise to clear and well-structured sermons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sermons for 'regular' services are prepared that conform with church and community context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Services for Church Festivals are prepared in accordance with Church traditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Services for special occasions are prepared in accordance with Church practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Services for the different contexts and situations are compared based on observations of other faith communities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Deliver such sermons or talks. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    At least 2 sermons or talks in different settings are assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sermon or talk is delivered, reported on and critiqued using accepted criteria by various members of the congregation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The sermon should be critiqued by the learner, by a church leader and by members of the congregation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Voice modulation and articulation are illustrated by applying good speech techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The message is enhanced by the use of illustrations such as visual material, use of technology, dramatisation and use of music. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this Unit Standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.
  • Biblical foundations for preaching
  • Sermon construction
  • Use of the Bible when preaching
  • Contextualisation of preaching
  • The spirituality of the preacher
  • Public speaking 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: through applying the preparation and preaching of a sermon to personal and communal issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: receiving feedback and growing through the planning and execution of a worship service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: in the planning of sermons in relation to the received teachings and the needs of the context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively: through preaching. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically: seeking to use a variety of media when preaching e.g. computers, overhead projectors, other media. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Show cultural and aesthetic awareness: through preaching in a manner that is sensitive to the culture and aesthetically rich. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48891   National Certificate: Theology and Ministry  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.