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$ From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon (NCC Lay Servant Ministry)

March 25, 2023 @ 8:30 am 4:30 pm

From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon
is being offered March 25, 2023
8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Zoom.
Registration open until Sunday, March 19, 2023 @ 11:00pm

This course is being led by Rev. Shawn Blackwelder.

This session is limited to 12 attendees.

Meets preaching requirement for certified lay speakers

This course will expand upon basic public speaking and the foundations necessary for preparing an engaging sermon. Included are various types of sermons – from exegetical to topical to children’s sermons – as well as how to find a story, use the hymnal, and how to move from communication on paper to beyond the paper.

NOTE: Though not a prerequisite, it is highly recommended that the “Called to Preach” course be taken first.

Learners will:

  • Prepare for different kinds of sermons (exegetical, topical, personal testimony, and children’s sermon);
  • Hone their preaching skills through practice in front of a group;
  • Provide oral feedback and written evaluation for other class members;
  • Receive feedback and evaluation of one’s own sermon delivery.