UILX9102

$299.99 CAD

Learn the basics of preaching by preparing for the seasons of Lent and Easter.
This item includes:
21 Live hours
60 On-your-own hours
8 Live sessions

LLWL Online Training: Unit 2 - Preaching

February - May 2025

English ‎(en)‎
UILX9102

$299.99 CAD

Learn the basics of preaching by preparing for the seasons of Lent and Easter.
This item includes:
21 Live hours
60 On-your-own hours
8 Live sessions

About this program


Upon completion of this unit, the participant will have;

      • developed two sermons that
        • emerge from their experience with the spiritual practice of listening to God in scripture and the neighbourhood.
        • are based on a deep engagement with scripture readings from the lectionary for the seasons of Lent/Easter
        • have been delivered as part of a worship service for which the participant has received feedback from people in the worship service and from other participants
        • reflect and acknowledge the United Church’s commitment to inclusive language and intercultural sensitivity; appropriately acknowledges sources 
      • developed the capacity to articulate the role of preaching in the life of the Church and in worship become familiar with theological themes related to the Lent/Easter seasons such as redemption, grace, gratitude, mercy and resurrection
      • gained an understanding of the historical development of the Bible and of the Church’s ways of engaging the scriptures
      • have gained insights into delivery skills, including use of voice, pacing, gestures, oral vs. written communication
      • become familiar with different styles of preaching and ways of organizing a sermon.
      • begun to develop a list of resources for preaching



Orientation Webinar

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time  Date TBA

Each Unit begins with an Orientation Session to help students become familiar with the technology we're using for the course. This is mandatory for new students and optional for everyone else.

Christine Jerrett and Stephen Fetter (of United-in-Learning) will introduce you to:

  • how the online LLWL training program works
  • Our online meeting platform
  • How to post assignments and comment on each other's work

Introductory Webinar

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time, Date TBA

This webinar is for everyone in the course, regardless of which Learning Group you are assigned to. It will introduce the themes and topics for the whole Unit, and provide an opportunity to interact with a leading thinker in the denomination. Each Learning Group will be reflecting together on the issues that are raised in this webinar.


Six Small Group Meetings

Small groups meet every two weeks over a 12 week span

Every two weeks students are assigned 3-6 readings, videos or podcasts. Students will be asked to read/view these during the first week of each 2-week section, and write a short reflection on each of these which will be posted in a threaded discussion forum. During the second week of each 2-week section students are asked to comment on the posts of at least 2 other people in their small group.

Each 2-week section culminates with a "live" meeting on Zoom of your small group.


Meetings times for small groups will be posted when registration opens for this Unit. You'll be asked to select your group when you register