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ERIC Number: EJ826573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Communication Training for Clergy: Exploring Impact on the Transformative Quality of Sermon Communication
Carrell, Lori
Communication Education, v58 n1 p15-34 Jan 2009
This study explored the effectiveness of communication training for clergy, working to create an outcomes assessment model for such endeavors. Clergy-participants (N=46) completed an extensive training process designed to increase the transformative quality of their sermon communication. Training outcomes were assessed with a prepost test design, using listener feedback (N=7,564) and expert evaluation. Results suggest that communication training has an impact on the transformative quality of sermon communication. This exploration also reveals a need for further investigation of (1) communication training outcomes assessment and (2) the communicative goal of public speaking in the church context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A