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[Rescheduled to Apr] Tongan LSM Advanced Class: Introduction to Preaching 2024 (Leadership)

april, 2024

23apr(apr 23)6:00 PM21may(may 21)8:00 PM[Rescheduled to Apr] Tongan LSM Advanced Class: Introduction to Preaching 2024 (Leadership)(april 23) 6:00 PM - (may 21) 8:00 PM PDT

Event Details

Dates: five Tuesdays, April 23 – May 21, 2024, 6 PM – 8 PM PDT (3 PM HST/11 AM Wednesdays ChST)

Location: online (Zoom)


Cost: $20 + provide your own book (see below)


This class is open to participants from all Cal-Pac & Cal-Nev districts and others. To view the 2024 Tongan LSM Course series schedule, click here.

Prerequisite: Basic LSM & Deeper Into the Bible

This is a beginning course on preaching that covers the process of discerning the message of the Biblical text for your context, sermon preparation, and delivery, including tips for in-person and hybrid worship.

This course offers practical tips for persons who are called on to preach occasionally but are not formally trained as pastors. Uses text: “From Pew to Pulpit”

Learners will:

  • Examine the role of the sermon in the Service of Worship and see it as a proclamation of the Good News;
  • Work through the stages in sermon preparation from; message topic to final manuscript;
  • Learn how to assess the congregation’s profile as it impacts sermon creation and delivery;
  • Examine technical issues of grammar, language, word selection, and humor and their impact on delivering the sermon.

This class is required for Lay Speaker certification.

  • All those seeking certification as a Certified Lay Servant are invited to attend. To learn more about Lay Servant Ministries, click here.
  • Attendance is required at all sessions for credit.
  • Provide your own book: From Pew to Pulpit: A Beginner’s Guide to Preaching by Clifton F. Guthrie (available at The Upper Room)


You will receive the Zoom link in your registration confirmation.

  • Technical requirements: To participate in Zoom meetings, participants must have a reliable Internet connection, and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone device that can download and install the Zoom app. A web or phone camera and a microphone are highly recommended, although some users may call in via phone if a mic is not available.



If you have any questions, please email Kalesita Faasisila (