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From Your Heart to Theirs, Instructor's Guide

From Your Heart to Theirs, Instructor's Guide

Delivering an Effective Sermon  

by Tony Franks, David Carroll
Clergy & Laity Discipleship

The instructor's guide for From Your Heart to Theirs breaks down the important ideas to relate as you plan your study, the preparatory tasks, logistical steps, and the session goals in short, practical outlines.

The objective of this guide is to help you lead a 10-hour advanced course for certified lay speakers who want to hone their preaching skills. During the training, you'll lay the groundwork to help each speaker present a short sermon, and you'll be equipped to coach them to do their best.

Part of the Learning & Leading Series, a course that helps participants to prepare sermons by providing plans and worksheets, stressing good oral communication, offering suggestions on incorporating stories, and providing time for prayer, study, and revision. Appropriate for use in a variety of settings, including Lay Speaking Advanced Courses, Ministerial Course of Study, colleges, and seminaries.

A Participant's Guide is available.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-88177-535-8
Publisher: The Upper Room
Imprint: Discipleship Resources
Publication Date: 01/01/2008
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 8.2500 x 5.5000 x 0.0790

Tony Franks is a Certified Lay Speaker in the Mississippi Annual Conference. He has served as president of the Mississippi Chapter of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts. Franks is a high school music and English teacher and has also taught college English and oral communications.

David Carroll is ordained in The United Methodist Church and has served in youth ministry for more than 25 years.


"Tony Franks and David Carroll have produced an excellent resource that not only addresses the mechanics and fundamentals of sermon preparation but also helps participants learn to convey a message in a confident and compelling manner. It offers great insight and instruction into capturing the essence of connecting to individuals as the preparation unfolds before a larger audience. This advanced course does indeed lay the groundwork for effective sermon delivery. Simply add your heart-felt emphasis!"

— Brian Jackson
Chair, Education Committee
Association of Conference Directors of Lay Speaking Ministries

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