Preachers’ College | July 15, 2020

Are you called to preach the Word of God but have not had a chance to learn how?

In the spirit of C.H. Spurgeon’s effective school for training preachers, the Center for Preaching is pleased to provide Preachers’ College.

Register for the 2020 Webinar

Preachers’ College is designed to give training in basic homiletic principles to lay members who occasionally preach in their churches. The purpose is to provide men and women who have been called to preach with the essential tools needed to compose and present biblical, relevant, and effective sermons.

About the College

Who Should Attend

The conference will teach the basics of sermon preparation and delivery. If you are a lay member, and preach somewhat regularly, and think you might benefit from knowing well the fundamentals of preaching, this conference may be for you. We want to equip men and women who are serving as pastors and lay preachers with the ability to preach biblical, clear, relevant, and effective sermons.

Topics to be Covered

  • Choosing a Passage
  • Finding the Central Truth
  • Writing an Outline
  • Crafting Introductions and Conclusions
  • Using Illustrations
  • Principles of Effective Delivery


  • Understand what Expository preaching is and is not
  • Learn a ten-stage method for moving from text to sermon
  • Review how to do accurate exegesis
  • Learn the features of effective introductions and conclusions
  • Use support material to help accomplish your goals
  • Fellowship with others who are serving in ministry
  • Participate in “mini-sermon workshops” to sharpen your homiletics
  • Take a break from the hectic world of ministry!

Involved Gordon-Conwell Preaching Faculty

Professor of Preaching and Communication

Dr. Arthurs has been a pastor, missionary, actor, director, announcer and consultant. He has taught on all levels from grade school to graduate school. His book, Preaching with Variety (Kregel Academic, 2007), taps into his special love – preaching in genre-sensitive, creative ways.

More Information e-mail us or call (978) 646-4190.