How do you preach sermons that engage the heart, connect with the culture, and win souls? What is the inner life of effective preachers? How do you preach creatively on a small budget? Discover the answers to these questions and many others as Drs. David and Marlinda Ireland, Martin Sanders, Wilfredo "Choco" De Jesus, and Leonard Sweet, along with a few of their friends—who share a passion to teach the art of preaching—draw from their experience preaching in over 100 nations. Together we will help you prepare and deliver sermons that transform the hearer!

A second, full-day, optional Immersion Experience complete with practical exercises and optional sermon evaluation has been added to this year’s seminar, aimed to further develop your God-given preaching gift and calling.

Whether you are a veteran, emerging preacher, or seminary student, this experience will help you understand the biblical art of preaching passionately behind the sacred desk.

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


Why a Second Day?

One of the well-known adages in public speaking is, “You can’t say it all in one speech.” In the same way, you can’t cover all of the nooks and crannies of preaching in one day. This is the benefit of the second day to the Preaching Seminar.

In the Second-Day Immersion you will:
• Learn how to craft, revise and deliver compelling sermons
• Gain tools for expositional preaching and scriptural interpretation
• Obtain key ingredients for developing transformational messages.
• Be taught from seasoned practitioners, regional leaders, and seminary professors with extensive track records
• Experience practical exercises from trained facilitators

Optional Sermon Evaluation

Second day participants will have the opportunity to submit a sermon to be evaluated by trained pulpiteers. You’ll receive tailored feedback and coaching that will help expand your communication style to be cross-cultural, cross-generational, and engaging on a global scale.






Group 5+ (per person) $75

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Individual $169

Student $110

Group 5+ (per person) $150

Sermon Evaluation $45

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8:45 – 10:30 am


8:45 – 10:30 am

Worship, The Nuts & Bolts of Preaching, & Preach the Story

10:30 – 10:55 am


10:55 – 12:05 pm

Breakout Sessions: The Spiritual Formation of the Preacher; Beginning with the End in Mind; Keeping Charged for a Lifetime of Preaching; Community Engagement and the Preacher

12:05 – 1:10 pm


1:10 – 1:30 pm


1:30 – 2:20 pm

Bible Relevancy in a Changing World Q/R

2:20 – 3:30 pm

Preaching to a City

3:00 – 3:40 pm

Preaching to the Preacher

3:40 – 3:55 pm

Final Thoughts

8:00 am – 8:45 am


8:45 – 10:30 am

Three Things Not to Forget in a Sermon, & The Sermon Clinic: Art of a Good Illustration

10:30 – 10:45 am


10:45 – 12:15 pm

Best Practices of Scriptural Interpretation, Expository Preaching, Creative Preaching, Avoiding Burnout

12:15 – 1:00 pm


1:00 – 2:30 pm

Best Practices of Scriptural Interpretation, Expository Preaching, Creative Preaching, Avoiding Burnout

2:30 – 3:55 pm

Worship, The Gift of Preaching, & 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 nearly 9,000 members, representing approximately 70 different nationalities! We offer six 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 at 140 Green Pond Road. Our mission is to Unite People to God and People to People.

Website: ChristChurchUSA.org

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.

Website: Nyack.edu


Tuscarora Inn & Conference Center has been welcoming individuals and families for reconnection, recreation, and relaxation since 1972. As a Christian Conference Center, we are host to several thousand individuals and families each year who come for the opportunity to spend a weekend or summer vacation strengthening their faith and relationships amidst our accommodating and scenic campus. Our staff plans events that appeal to everyone - including both indoor and outdoor activities, and age specific programming for youth, individuals, couples, and families.

Website: tuscarora.org

Nyack College

K-LOVE is a listener supported, non-profit radio network servicing over 10 million listeners daily across 48 states with over 500 stations. Our station delivers positive contemporary Christian music and creates compelling media designed to inspire and encourage listeners to develop a meaningful relationship with Christ.

Website: KLove.com


With 2 locations in New Brunswick and Queens, NBTS offers a wide variety of Doctorate of Ministry programs including Transformational Preaching, Prophetic Urban Ministry, and Pastoral Care & Counseling. NBTS also offers several masters degree and certificate programs designed to draw you closer to God and make your ministry the most effective it can be.

Website: NBTS.edu

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.



Newark International Airport (EWR)

3 Brewster Road Newark, NJ 07114
Distance - 33 Miles
Approx. Travel Time - 40 Minutes


Hampton Inn Rockaway/Denville

350 Morris Avenue Denville, NJ 07834
Distance - 2 Miles
Approx. Travel Time - 5 Minutes
Preaching Seminar Rate - $129-$169 per night (until April 6, 2019)
Click Here for Quick and Easy Reservation for Attendees

Hilton Garden Inn Rockaway Mall

375 Mount Hope Ave, Rockaway, NJ 07866
Distance - 5 Miles
Approx. Travel Time - 10 Minutes
Preaching Seminar Rate - $169 per night (until April 6, 2019)
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Towneplace Suites by Marriot

4 Commerce Drive, Dover, NJ 07801
Distance - 7 Miles
Approx. Travel Time - 12 Minutes
Preaching Seminar Rate - $155 per night (until April 6, 2019)
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Homewood Suites by Hilton

2 Commerce Drive, Dover, NJ 07801
Distance - 7 Miles
Approx. Travel Time - 12 Minutes
Preaching Seminar Rate - $169 per night (until April 5, 2019)
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Q. What topics will be taught?

Topics include "The Nuts & Bolts of Preaching", "Preaching the Story", "Community Engagement and the Preacher", "Keeping Charged for a Lifetime of Preaching", "Preaching to a City", 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 ways 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. When will the Immersion Experience take place?

On May 8, 2019 there will be an optional, second-day Immersion Experience available for all those who desire to go deeper in growing through the art of preaching.

Q. Do I need to register separately for the Immersion Experience?

Yes. The Immersion Experience is a separate and optional registration. Registration is now open for the Immersion Experience and availability is limited!

Q. Can I register just for the Immersion Experience?

Unfortunately, no. The Immersion Experience will be centered on going deeper on the information learned in the Seminar and will also include times for Sermon Evaluation (optional), Practical Exercises and much more!

Q. I want to bring my preaching team with me, is there a discount?

Yes! Due to popular request we have added a group rate for five or more for both the one-day Seminar and the two-day Seminar and Immersion Experience.

Q. Are there any close hotels providing a discount for attendees?

Yes. We have partnered with four area hotels that have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate. Please see above for additional information.

Q. What if I'm visiting from out of the country?

Please visit the US State Dept's site on Visitor Visa's to make sure your paperwork is in order. We will also be happy to work with you to make sure your questions about local attractions and culture are answered.