Exodus: Leading and Preaching from Plagues to God’s Presence

This course trains pastors and church leaders to use the book of Exodus as a mirror to reflect on your condition, teach into your context, and lead congregations to receive God’s presence. Specifically, we discuss the opportunities and challenges for the church in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Thursdays, October 15-November 12 (5 sessions)
6:30-8:00 p.m. CT

Upon completion participants will receive a Certificate of Recognition in Pastoral Leadership from Northern Seminary’s Grow Center for Church & Mission.

  • Free to current students, not seeking academic credit (0 credit hours)
  • Current students seeking academic credit will be charged at their current tuition rate
  • $39 for alumni
  • $109 for the general public.



About the Professor

Dr. William D. Shiell is the eleventh President of Northern Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Pastoral Theology and Preaching. A native of Pensacola, Florida, Dr. Shiell holds degrees from Samford University (B.A.) and Baylor University (M. Div., Ph.D.).

Dr. Shiell has published five books, primarily in New Testament. His pioneering work on the book of Acts combines the best of New Testament rhetoric. ancient Greek and Roman art, and oral interpretation for the church. His research interests are in the areas of the oral interpretation of scripture and the interaction of audiences with the speaker. He continues to research and write in the area of Performance Criticism as a member of the Society of Biblical Literature. His new book on Acts is a volume in a sermon-based commentary series called Preaching the Word.



Northern Seminary students contact Linda Owens at lowens@seminary.edu


Northern Seminary alumni and general public can register here:





October 15: People: Whom Does God Use?

October 22: Plagues: What do these Signs Mean?

October 29: Passage:  How do I Lead?

November 5: Provision: How do We Survive?

November 12: Presence: Where Does God Dwell?

Questions? General public contact Andrea Pingel at apingel@seminary.edu
Students and alumni contact Linda Owens at lowens@seminary.edu


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