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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

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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, and PDF eBook

  • 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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  • Why should I take your classes?

    • Meet employer demands for better writers and proofreaders.
    • Build your résumé with marketable writing skills and earn more money.
    • Learn new skills for career pivots or to start a home-based writing/editing/proofreading business.
    • Improve your writing to achieve academic success.
    • Upgrade your writing skills to produce engaging social media and marketing content.
  • Is there a time limit on enrollment?

    Our classes are built to deliver high quality training in a short amount of time for maximum learning, practice, and retention. Most classes for individual users come with lifetime access. If not, please note the class duration and complete the course before the expiration date (if any).

  • Why are there no refunds?

    All enrollments are final. No refunds. Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, soul energy, and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills. Please take our low-cost introductory class, "Grammar Essentials Jump-start" to get a good feel for the value you receive at such affordable prices. You will not be disappointed!

  • When will I receive my certificate?

    You will receive a certificate of completion within 24-48 hours after you have finished the class, not to exceed 7 days after finishing, depending on holidays and high class volumes.

Your Instructor

Ashan R. Hampton

Instructor Bio

Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program 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: