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Great for Christian men & women who anticipate delivering a sermon or inspirational address.

The "How to Write a Sermon for African American Audiences" online course is a quick guide to sermon writing. New ministers, teachers, and even seasoned pastors can benefit from this straight-forward approach to sermon writing. Although the techniques are not racially specific, the course materials are geared toward Black church membership. Ultimately, the following lessons help students to write a sermon with ease and confidence.

This beginner sermon writing online course covers the following topics:
  • Is this for you?
  • Sermon Format
  • Finding a Text
  • Narrowing Text
  • Using online resources (Video)
  • Interpreting Text
  • Discovering Themes
  • Historical Context
  • Key Words
  • Theological Context
  • Theme & Title
  • Sermon Outline
  • Favorite Preachers
  • Sermon Resources

What's Inside

As an individual (single user) taking this class for personal or professional development, you have full access to class materials for your specified time of enrollment (no expiration for lifetime access). The instructor retains all copright ownership for all of the materials presented in this course. Any resources not directly written by the instructor are duly noted and properly cited. Students are expected to abide by fair use laws when printing course materials. No part of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides
    PDF eBook
    Weekly Reminder Emails

  • Duration: Lifetime Access

  • Certificate of Completion

Student Reviews

4 star rating

SERMON WRITING: Great for any beginner.

Bob Ninda

As a beginner course, it works great. Though, I thought a little more detail would have been nice in the "Keyword Research" section of the course.

As a beginner course, it works great. Though, I thought a little more detail would have been nice in the "Keyword Research" section of the course.

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Your Instructor

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”--Albert Einstein

Ashan R. Hampton


Ashan R. Hampton served as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She proudly cherishes the distinction of being the first African American female graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, under the direction of Dr. C. Earl Ramsey, Emeritus. With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches original writing and grammar courses for global audiences. Outside of academics, Ashan worked for short stints in the corporate world as a technical writer, website designer, digital content coordinator, proofreader and legal editor. She is also a self-published author who has recently released multiple books on grammar, writing, proofreading and copyediting, now available on Amazon, Lulu, and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at: