Preaching Seminar

The Art of Homiletics

Engaging an Ever-Changing World with a Culturally Relevant Gospel

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – Rockaway, NJ


How do you preach sermons that engage the heart, connect with the culture and win souls? What is the inner life of effective preachers? Discover the answers to these questions and many others as Drs. Martin Sanders and David Ireland, along with a few of their friends, draw from their experience preaching in over 100 nations. Together we will help you prepare and deliver transformation sermons!

Whether you are a veteran or an emerging preaching, this all-day event will help you understand the biblical art of preaching passionately behind the sacred desk. Your God-given preaching gift will improve to help transform your hearers!

Professionals from all walks of life- including athletes and business executives- rely on coaches to tap their strengths and so should you! Register today!


David D. Ireland, Ph.D.

David D. Ireland, Ph.D.

Martin Sanders, Ph.D.

Martin Sanders, D.Min.

Marlinda Ireland, D.Min.

Marlinda Ireland, D.Min.

Tim Lucas

Tim Lucas

Gabriel Salguero D.Div.

Gabriel Salguero D.Div.





8:00 – 8:45 am


8:45 – 10:30 am

Worship, Because of 316 & Preaching for Justice Formation

10:30 – 10:55 am


10:55 – 12:05 pm

Breakout Sessions

12:05 – 1:10 pm


1:10 – 1:30 pm


1:30 – 2:20

Creative Preaching & Q/R

2:20 – 3:30 pm

How to Become an Interesting Person

3:00 – 3:40 pm

The Preacher’s Prayer Life

3:40 – 3:55 pm

Final Thoughts


Christ Church

Christ Church is proud to be the main sponsor of The Preaching Seminar! It is our prayer, through this seminar, that you experience a new level of understanding and effectiveness in the art of preaching.

About Christ Church

Founded in 1986 when Pastors David and Marlinda joined hearts with six other adults Christ Church has grown exponentially year after year. Today Christ Church is home to 8,000 members, representing approximately 70 different nationalities! We offer seven weekend worship experiences in two locations. Our East Campus is located in Montclair at Church Street & Trinity Place and our West Campus is located in the Township of Rockaway @ 140 Green Pond Road. Our mission is to Unite People to God and People to People.


Nyack College

Since its inception on the back of a Broadway stage in 1882, Nyack College has grown to become an institution of over 2,500 students pursuing a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate degrees on multiple campuses. At the heart of it all, is a burning commitment to bring the good news of God’s love wherever this news needed to be heard.

A.B. Simpson described this commitment as taking “the whole gospel” to “the whole world.” Today, as Nyack College serves students who represent “the whole world,” the result is a diverse and vibrant community unlike any other in higher education.


Blue Mountain Christian Retreat and Conference Center

Blue Mountain Christian Retreat and Conference Center: located in northeastern Pennsylvania where you can come away from the busyness of life and spend time in the Presence of the Lord. BMCR hosts special events throughout the year; offering many women’s retreats, couples getaways, pastors and ministry leaders conferences, a men’s weekend retreat and our numerous youth explosion events. Come find great speakers specializing in healing, deliverance, Hebrew, the prophetic, worship warfare, intercession for the Peace of Israel and many other giftings.


Tuscarora Inn Pocono Mountains

Tuscarora Inn is a Christian Conference Center located in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains in Mt. Bethel, PA. Tuscarora offers a variety of programs each year to reach the needs of our community, including: Youth Camps, Family Camps, Women’s Retreats, Couples Retreat, Mother-Daughter Retreat, Men’s Retreat, and Spring & Fall Midweek Retreats, Christmas Weekend, and Singles’ Retreat. Renowned Bible speakers and popular Christian music artists are invited to share their stories and spread the gospel.


Planning Center

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Do you represent an organization or business that is looking to serve the local church or pastor? Becoming a sponsor for The Preaching Seminar can expose your organization to hundreds of local pastors/churches in the span of a few hours. Best of all, sponsorship is easy, affordable and currently available!

For more information kindly contact us by clicking here



Q. What topics will be taught?

Topics include “How to Become an Interesting Person”, “The Preacher’s Health”, “Creative Preaching”, “The Preachers Life” and many others

Q. What should I expect?

You will gain practical ways to improve your preaching ministry. All of your questions about crafting the sermon and delivering the message will be answered in an effective and biblically centered way.

Q. Who should attend?

Senior pastors and their preaching teams, emerging preachers and seminary students will not want to miss this seminar. The tools are designed to help all preachers glean more insightful and creative way to engage an audience.

Q. Will lunch be provided?

Yes. A hot lunch will be provided and is included in the cost of registration.

Q. How should I dress?

The dress is casual and relaxed.

Q. Is childcare provided?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate children during The Preaching Seminar.

Q. Are there any good hotels close to the Preaching Seminar?

We have secured discounted rates for May 7-9 at the following nearby hotel:

Hampton Inn - $129 per night
350 Morris Ave, Denville, NJ 07834 (about 5 minutes away)
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Please note the rooms will only be held at this discounted rate until April 6th.

Hilton Garden Inn Rockaway Mall - $169 per night
375 Mount Hope Ave, Rockaway, NJ 07866 (about 10 minutes away)
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Please note the rooms will only be held at this discounted rate until April 7th.