Preach with Confidence

Through this course, you won’t learn a trendy preaching formula. But, you will learn a proven, time-tested, step-by-step method that has been used around the world for decades. This method will give you greater confidence as you preach. 

Preach with Authority

You’ll learn to construct messages that are faithful to the biblical text. This important skill will build your credibility and authority with those who listen. 

Preach with Impact

You’ll learn the techniques necessary to create memorable and relevant messages so people will understand and be able to apply what they hear--so their lives are transformed. 

This online course is for you if . . .

  • You are a seasoned preacher, an aspiring preacher, a lay leader, or a student.
  • You are concerned that you could be unfaithful to what God's Word says without more training. 
  • You are afraid that you don't have the skills to deliver God's Word clearly and accurately. 
  • You are concerned that you're not serving God's people well. 
  • You are fearful of failing in your calling.

"While some . . .had been urging preachers to treat every text within the redemptive flow of biblical history--always culminating in Jesus Christ--Chapell was the first one to tell us how to do it. "

Timothy Keller
Pastor Emeritus, the Redeemer Presbyterian Churches of New York City

Here's What You'll Learn

“Prep and Del” is a contemporary introduction to the basics of “classic” sermon construction and delivery.  This online course will provide time-tested and readily-accessible tools, structures, and concepts that have been used by faithful preachers across centuries and in many cultures.

Through Prep and Del, you will. . .

  • Learn how to explain the word of God with accuracy, clarity and conviction so people are changed by the grace of the gospel, and not by any human eloquence or technique.
  • Understand that there are only 4 ways to explain any text, and how to do each effectively.
  • Learn how to construct conclusions that don’t just summarize your message, but drive it home with Gospel conviction.
  • Learn how to construct sermon introductions that are engaging and lead people directly into the truth of God’s Word that helps them deal with daily struggles they recognize.
  • Learn how to construct effective illustrations that compliment God’s Word.

  • Most of all, you’ll learn how to motivate people by the grace of the gospel that pervades Scripture and empowers believers.


About Dr. Bryan Chapell

Dr. Bryan Chapell is the former President and Chancellor of Covenant Theological Seminary. He is an internationally renowned preacher, teacher, and speaker, and the author of many books, including Each for the Other, Holiness by Grace, Praying Backwards, The Gospel According to Daniel, The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach, and Christ-Centered Preaching, a preaching textbook now in multiple editions and many languages that has established him as one of this generation’s foremost teachers of homiletics. 

Dr. Chapell is passionate about sharing the truth of God's grace with others, since it provides the freedom and fuel for transformed lives of joy and peace.


"Dr. Chapell is not only a highly effective homiletician, he is also a tremendous practitioner. He not only teaches preaching effectively, he can preach with tremendous effect! Once again, I am grateful for how this work has blessed my teaching ministry for nearly 25 years. I shudder to think what kind of homiletic pilgrimage I would have had if his teaching was not available to me almost a quarter of a century ago. "

Dr. Robert Smith, Jr.
Charles T. Carter Baptist, Chair of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School Samford University

"Dr. Chapell has. . . influenced my leadership more than any other homiletical seminar or principle I have ever experienced and it has left its mark on our church. I am convinced that redemptive Christ-centered preaching is the greatest need in our churches today as we together serve the gospel and build the kingdom of God in our various contexts. "

Stephen Zarrilli
Executive Pastor of Campuses, Woodside Bible Church

"Dr. Bryan Chapell has provided a solid yet contemporary approach to expository preaching, something that is much needed in today's congregations. I share with him the belief that contemporary congregations are open to expository preaching models provided they are done well and with an emphasis on practical application. Chapell offers exactly such a model, and I recommend it with enthusiasm. In fact, I plan to use this material when I teach expository preaching."

Michael Duduit
Editor, Preaching

"I am favorably impressed. "

J.I. Packer
Professor Emeritus of Theology, Regent College

"Chapell is a thoughtful, balanced, and helpful guide to what expository preaching. . . can be, and needs to be again. Any seminarian or preacher, however long in the ministry, can profit. "

James M. Boice
Former pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

"Christ is the message of preachers, and Dr. Bryan Chapell's teaching will enable preachers to lift him up in ways that will change lives. "

Steve Brown
professor of preaching, Reformed Theological Seminary

"Whether you're just starting out in Bible college or have been in the pulpit for many years, this seminal content. . . can help you grow in your preaching ministry. I know that my teaching and preaching ministry would not exist without the help of
Bryan Chapell. "

Julius J. Kim
Dean of Students and Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary, California

Course Tuition

Only Non-Accredited Option Available at This Time





22 video sessions (equivalent to an entire seminary-level class.)

On-demand. View at your convenience.

Downloadable worksheets for each session.





22 video sessions (equivalent to an entire seminary-level class.)

On-demand. View at your convenience.

Downloadable worksheets for each session.



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