How to Write Ready-to-Preach Sermons

Master the Art of Weekly Preaching for Sermons that Have Lasting Impact

The Preaching Lab Video Curriculum delivers insight and instruction to help you improve your ability to communicate God’s Word with effectiveness over the long haul. 

Introducing The Preaching Lab On-Demand Video Curriculum

The Training You Need for Faithful & Fruitful Preaching Ministry

Discover minor adjustments to your sermon habits in key areas for major impact in your preaching. Insight and instruction that nobody in your congregation has the ability or the confidence to give you.

Inside this Preaching Curriculum

You Will Discover & Learn

This curriculum is available regularly for $497. Today you can save $250 and get immediate access!

Your Plan to Become A Better Preacher

Dive Deep into the Art of Conveying God's Word Effectively

Enroll in The Preaching Lab Video Curriculum and elevate your preaching at your own pace.

Presuppositions & Convictions

Develop your own set of ABCs for preaching — Assumptions, Beliefs, and Convictions — for intentional personal development and communication improvement, all so you can experience a thriving preaching ministry. 

Learn how to tap into the full potential impact your preaching can have week in and week out.

Preparation Rhythms & Routines

Principles for how to read, interpret, and present the text to communicates core truth effectively to teens, adults, seniors, inner-city, suburb, or whatever audience God is gracious enough to give you. 

Reinforce your strongest study habits, reset underperforming disciplines, and introduce new techniques to elevate your preparation to communicate God’s Word.

Intros, Illustrations, & In-Between

The art of transforming your messages from good to interesting so your people want to listen versus feeling they should listen. 

Learn to use every sermon element as connective tissue, keeping listeners interested and engaged from the start to the finish of your message.

Preaching the Gospel

Disciplines for preaching the Gospel as good news — completely bypassing the perception of your people that you’re teaching “laws” or “ought tos.” 

Trade in ‘scotch-taping’ an altar call to the sermon for true Good News preaching.

Frameworks, structures, and processes to leave hearers of your sermon thinking, “Isn’t this wonderful,” rather than, “I guess I need to get to work.”

Body Language & Changing Gears

Uncover the bad habits that are accidentally and substantially undermining your message. 

Start taking the 70-93% of non-verbal communication seriously so you can preach with excitement and poignancy, be monotone while engaging, or speak tenderly with strength.

Turn the sermon into an experience and not a lecture. Transform your presence from teaching to preaching.

Shepherding Your Heart Through the Dangers of Preaching

This is your framework for a thriving preaching ministry over decades — not sermon series.

Learn how to manage family dynamics, energy stewards, handle and receive criticism (and praise), and deal with your own hypocrisy — all so you can thrive in the pulpit and in your home.

take your learning to the next level

The Preaching Lab Workbook

The Preaching Lab workbook is your practical companion through the course material.

This PDF guide offers a structured format for taking notes and applying the lessons to your own preaching journey. Print it out, jot down your insights, and see how this tool enhances your learning experience.

Reviews & Endorsements from Pastors

The Preaching Lab Delivers

What preachers have to say about their experience in The Preaching Lab

The whole class was very practical. I loved the videos and the discussions. The feedback for my sermon was honest and helpful. 

Joe Castillo

Lead Pastor

Informative and challenging. I was introduced to new and different concepts, equipping me to communicate the Gospel with greater clarity and effectiveness.

Blake Snapp

Lead Pastor

I would recommend this to the preachers. I was able to look at my preaching from a macro level, be reminded of what’s important, and how to craft my sermons.

Tim Birdwell

Lead Pastor

I wholeheartedly recommend this helpful course to someone who has been preaching 10 years or less. I grew. I was sharpened. Overall this was a very beneficial course.

Dan Keaton

Lead Pastor

What a great set of tools I was given to evaluate and work on the craft God has called me to. I recommend The Preaching Lab.

Chris Phillips

Senior Pastor

This has been life changing! Preaching has become more fun! My sermon length has decreased. I’m saying more in less time.  Thank you.

Chad Francis

Lead Pastor

A Multi-week Course Curriculum For A Lifetime of Growth In Your Preaching

You do not get what you expect. You get what you inspect and that’s exactly what happens during The Preaching Lab. This is a deep inspection of your routines, habits, study, and preaching.

The Preaching Lab is an invitation to become a better steward of the gift God has given you every single week — an audience. This is your opportunity to return the favor and preach a sermon that is faithful & fruitful. 

The Preaching Lab

On-Demand

$497

One-time
payment

Use the video curriculum to improve your preaching at your own pace.

Preaching Lab Participant Profile

We have created a pastor profile to help you decide if The Preaching Lab is for you.

These are not pre requisites, hard criteria, or even parameters. The Preaching Lab Participant Profile is a snapshot of who the material is going to best serve.

The Lab curriculum will have substantial impact for preachers in all seasons of ministry and those who identify with our profile will especially find the experience transformative.

The Preaching Lab curriculum is taught by Luke Simmons, Lead Pastor at Ironwood Church in Mesa, Arizona. Learn more about Luke.

Luke Simmons, Lead Pastor, Ironwood Church

Meet Your Instructor

I’m Luke Simmons — I’ve been in full-time pastoral ministry since 2004 and I’ve got the scars to prove it. After all those years, I’ve remained joyful in ministry, my family loves the church, and I still delight in helping people meet, know, and follow Jesus. I want the same for you.

Sometimes we need an experienced coach who can answer questions, offer suggestions, cheer us on, and be confident on our behalf. That’s why I’m here.

God has graciously allowed me to serve as a church planter, lead pastor, preacher, and leadership coach (read my full bio here). I love learning and when things I’ve learned get to help other leaders… oh baby, that’s the good stuff.

Shannon Butler

Associate Pastor, Calvary Chapel Tallahassee

Luke has been a terrific resource in the areas of communication and preaching for me since 2016.

Seven years later, I still use his sermon evaluation forms and communication strategies as a tool for strengthening my skills as a communicator.

He comes highly recommended not based on knowledge alone, but attention to details and care for shepherding people well. (Shannon Butler, Associate Pastor, Calvary Chapel Tallahassee)

Seth Troutt, Teaching Pastor, Redemption Church Gateway

Seth Troutt

Teaching Pastor, Ironwood Church

Luke has helped me become more like myself in pulpit; his insight and feedback has helped me close the gap between how I wanted to be experienced verses how I was experienced.

Some of the tweaks were strategic and tactical, but others were deeply personal and addressed me at the level of my insecurities. 

Josh Reich, Lead Pastor, Community Covenant Church

Josh Reich

Lead Pastor, Community Covenant Church

Luke has been one of the people I go to and always listen to when it comes to preaching and leadership.

He has the ability to help people communicate strategically, without losing the heart of the gospel or shepherding your church through a moment or sermon.

I’ve walked away from every conversation with him with tons of notes and nuggets about how to move forward and communicate better as a pastor.

Landon Myers, Lead Pastor, Restoration Church

Landon Myers

Lead Pastor, Restoration Church

Working with Luke afforded me needed perspectives and ways to think about how to best lead in my context— all in real time.

While I could have gained those things otherwise, without Luke I would have paid in the form of many slow years of gaining experience and avoidable mistakes along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Preaching Lab is designed to best serve participants who identify with the our profile (below).

Pastors who want to enroll but may not fit the full profile are still invited to enroll. The Preaching Lab is a beneficial experience for all preachers and those who fit our profile will find the content exceptionally timely.

  • Part-time or full-time vocational pastor
  • Preaching 30-40 times per year
  • Weekly attendance of 150+
  • 3-7 years of preaching experience.

The Preaching Lab Curriculum available in an on-demand, go at your own pace format with no live component.

After enrolling you will receive an email with instructions to access the curriculum through our online membership website.

The Preaching Lab Curriculum is presented in pre-recorded video instruction. In addition to the main section videos, there are supplemental videos which offer additional insights and training in specific areas of preaching.

Yes. No red tape, no hassle, no questions — after going through the The Preaching Lab, if you do not believe the instruction will help you become a better preacher, pastor, or leader, let us know and we'll give you a 100% refund. 

You can email our team at [email protected] or simply reply to any of the emails you will received.

Turn Your Sermons from Lectures to Life-changing Experiences

Reimagine the entire sermon writing process and rediscover the joy of preaching.

The Preaching Lab Curriculum is Risk-Free

The Preaching Lab On-Demand Video Curriculum comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. When you implement the proven preaching and communication strategies learned in this course you will:

After going through The Preaching Lab, within 30 days of purchase, if you do not believe the instruction will help you become a better preacher, pastor, or leader, let us know and we’ll give you a 100% refund. 

Our team is easy to reach at [email protected].

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