Patricia Batten
Patricia Batten

 

 

VITA

VITA

Patricia Batten

prbatten@comcast.net

 

EDUCATION

DMIN, 2008, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

            The Preacher and the Message

            Thesis:  Expository Story Sermons

ThM, 2001, University of Edinburgh, New College, Scotland

            The Theology and Ethics of Communication

            Thesis:  Lessons for Homiletics from Scottish Storytelling

MDiv, 2000, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

B.A., 1996, Franklin Pierce College, New Hampshire

            Majors:  English and Mass Communication

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2007-present, Ranked Adjunct Assistant Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

            Courses Taught:

                        Principles and Practices of Preaching

                        Preaching to Modern Listeners

                        Preaching and All the Parts of Ministry

                        Preaching and Storytelling

                        Great Preachers

2012-present, online instructor & scholar-mentor, Christian University Global Net (cugn.edu)

            Courses:

                        Expository Preaching, online instructor

                        Biblical Preaching:  A Pastor’s Look at Homiletics, online instructor

                        Foundations for Systematic Theology, online instructor

                        Thesis Project in Preaching, scholar-mentor

2007, Adjunct Professor, Gordon College, Wenham, MA.

            Courses Taught:

Public Speaking

 

2004-present, Sermon Evaluator, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

            Responsibilities:

                        Listen to student sermons, facilitate class response, provide feedback

January 2010 & 2013, Sermon Evaluator & Guest Lecturer, Talbot School of Theology, Biola, CA.

            DMin Preaching Track

 

AREAS OF ACADEMIC PREPARATION

Homiletics

Storytelling & Creative Writing

Creative Preaching

 

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

2015—Interim Pastor, Community Congregational Church, Pinehurst, MA.

2008-present:  Hope Community Church, Newburyport, MA.

  • Preaching Team (preaching as a regular part of a rotating team).
  • Adult Sunday School Teacher
  • Pre-K Teacher
  • Mentor to Women

 

2002-2007:  Pastor, Village Baptist Church (ABCUSA), Kennebunkport, ME.

  • Performed all duties of a parish pulpit ministry including, but not limited to: preaching, teaching, visitation, counseling, administration, administering sacraments, official ceremonies, vision-casting, equipping, etc.

 

1998-2008:  Grace Chapel, Lexington, MA.

  • College Ministry, 1998-1999
  • Ministry Support Staff, 1998-1999
  • Pulpit Supply, 2005, 2013
  • Adult Sunday School teacher, 2008-2009
  • Vacation Bible School Coordinator, 1999 & 2000
  • Leadership Development Initiative, 1999
  • Leader, Mission Trip to Russia, 2001
  • Senior High Ministry, 1998

2000-present:  Pulpit Supply

2002-present:  Speaker at Retreats, Conferences, Workshops.

1999-2002, Westford, MA

  • Teen Outreach Leader

1997:  Program Director, Children’s Haven, Worcester, MA.

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Models for Biblical Preaching, (Baker Academic, due to be published January 2014).

Most Recent Book Review:

Preaching the New Testament by Ian Paul and David Wenham, Africanus, Winter, 2014.

Audio:

Contributor, Pulpit Talk, Spring 2005.

2009-present:  Preaching Points, Occasional contributor to weekly podcast.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Workshops on creative preaching, women in ministry, etc. 2006-present

HONORS AND AWARDS

Ordained, ABCUSA, 2003.

Parish Pulpit Preaching Fellowship, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2000. 

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