Webinars on Preaching (all are hosted on Zoom)

Fall 2020

Striving for Excellence in Preaching 

The principal weekly sermon is the greatest opportunity the preacher has to reach the most people.  This means it is also the time, whether we are aware or not, we most represent God and the church.  Striving for Excellence in Preaching is a course for the beginner or as a refresher course for experienced preachers–both lay and clergy .  This course covers the basics of developing a sermon that is engaging, as well as scripturally and theologically consistent.  

Four Consecutive Fridays Starting October 23, 2020 (Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, and 10) 

Each Session is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. CST)

Cost is $60


Oct 23 – Starting with Scripture – it starts with your Bible

Oct 30 – Being in Sync with the Listener – drawing from your congregation

Nov 6 – Being Harmonious with the Text – interpreting the message

Nov 10 – Being Consistent in Theology – how to avoid sending mixed signals



Crafting a Sermon (Coming Spring 2021)

This four week course builds on the Striving for Excellence in Preaching course, and delves deeper into the process of crafting the message.

Sessions include:

Percolating a sermon – a process for developing a sermon through weekly life

Creativity in the Preaching Process – coming up with illustrations from life

Putting a sermon together – styles of preaching and delivery

Preaching a Sermon on Other Occasions – covers crisis, funerals, weddings, and other opportunities to deliver a message

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