Training Series 2022

Event Details

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 10am – 1pm

Hosts: Church of the Resurrection’s ShareChurch Ministry

This intensive workshop will cover how to develop a preaching plan, the three critical ingredients of a sermon, designing a sermon series for “fishing” expeditions, the role of the worship planning team, as well as how to utilize video in a worship service. With 30 years of experience preaching and leading worship, Pastor Adam Hamilton will help participants consider the structure, categories, and planning that go into Preaching with Impact.

You can now purchase access to the On-Demand recording of this event from March 31, 2022. On-Demand access to this event will end on September 30, 2022.


Individual: $49 / Person

Host Site Rate: $445 / 10 People

Event Schedule

Thursday, March 31, 2022 (All times are Central Time Zone)
10:00 – 10:55 AM CDT Session 1: Preaching Essentials – Part 1
10:55 – 11:00 AM CDT Break
11:00 – 11:55 AM CDT Session 2: Preaching Essentials – Part 2
11:55 – 12:00 PM CDT Break
12:00 – 1:00 PM CDT Session 3: A Year’s Worth of Sermon Ideas

Session Descriptions:

Preaching Essentials – Part 1

Led by: Adam Hamilton

Rev. Adam Hamilton will share his approach to preaching, including his philosophy, planning process, and key elements of effective sermons.

Preaching Essentials – Part 2

Led by: Olu Brown, Rachel Billups and Adam Weber

Hear from three other high-impact preachers about their approach to preaching, including their philosophy, planning process, key elements and best sermon ideas.

A Year’s Worth of Sermon Ideas

Led by: Adam Hamilton

You’ll get several of Church of the Resurrection’s most effective sermon series, along with promotional tools and ideas for how to use them.

Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. He earned a B.A. degree in Pastoral Ministry from Oral Roberts and a Master of Divinity Degree from Southern Methodist University where he was awarded the B’nai B’rith Award in Social Ethics. 

Hamilton launched The Church of the Resurrection with his wife and two children in 1990.  It has since grown to over 22,000 adults and children under his leadership. Today the church is the largest United Methodist Church in the United States with five locations around the Kansas City area. The congregation has a three-fold focus:  Connecting with thinking people and inviting them to become followers of Jesus Christ, engaging in acts of justice and mercy in the community, and working to renew the United Methodist Church. 

Adam has written over 30 books, published by Abingdon Press, Harper Collins, and Convergent; including The Lord’s PrayerWords of LifeThe Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life, When Christians Get it WrongMaking Sense of the Bible, and Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times.  Adam and his wife, LaVon, have been married over 39 years and have two adult daughters and a granddaughter.

Olu Brown

Olu Brown serves as the Lead Pastor of Impact Church located in the East Point community of Metropolitan Atlanta ( With Olu’s vision and leadership, since its founding in 2007, Impact has grown from a core team of 25 people to more than 5,000 online viewers with a $4M budget, making it one of the fastest growing United Methodist Churches (UMC) and new church starts in the United States.

Impact is a space and place, and the intersection, where spiritual and innovative realms meet. After 14 years, Olu’s strategic and forward-thinking administration has ensured a continuous evolution to live Doing Church Differently™ as he shares (and encourages the people of Impact to share) the love of Christ with the world. Olu is the father of daughter Daya Elom, and son Langston Wesley.


Rachel Billups

Rachel Billups is a visionary, leader, speaker and author. Currently she serves as Senior Pastor at Ginghamsburg Church multi-campus ministry in Tipp City/Dayton Ohio. Rachel draws on her love of people and passion to explore new venues for ministry and mission. 

Rachel is an ordained Elder within the United Methodist Church and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible/Religion and History from Anderson University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke Divinity School.

Most days you can find Rachel reaching out – praying online, hosting Open Table gatherings in her home or enjoying moments with husband Jon and their four loves: Adeline, Christopher, David and Sarah. She also might be cheering for those Duke Blue Devils and The OSU Buckeyes. 

Rachel is a popular speaker for national gatherings and has recently authored BE BOLD: finding your fierce as well as co-authoring Down to Earth: Hopes and Fears of all the Year Are Met in Thee Tonight and Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas – all by Abingdon Press. You can find her on social media at: @rlbillups.

Adam Weber

Adam is the founder and lead pastor of Embrace, a multi-site church based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Author of Talking With God and Love Has A Name, he also hosts a podcast called The Conversation. Adam still cheers for the Cincinnati Bengals but no longer drives a Rambler. He’s married to his wife, Becky, and has four kids: Hudson, Wilson, Grayson, & Anderson. He also has two dogs and his wife wants a third. You can find out more at

Frequently Asked Questions

The entirety of the conference content will be available for replay by participants for 6 months after the live event ends. With this extended access there is no need to cancel your registration if you find you are unable to participate on the day of the live event. However, if your circumstances change and you no longer wish to have access to the conference content, cancellations for a full refund are accepted through March 18. We are unable to offer a refund after March 18.

Yes. Each registration purchased is intended for one participant. This is on the honor system. We trust if your team intends to watch the conference together that you will purchase a registration for each participant. Each participant needs their own registration with a unique email address to access the virtual platform and for access to the replay of the training session. You will have the opportunity to register multiple participants on one form during registration.

If you have a larger group, you can purchase a Host Site registration for up to 10 people. See details above.

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A link to the online event will be emailed to all registered participants a few days prior to the online training session. The platform is simple to access and navigate, and we will provide easy to follow instructions. We do recommend that you check out the platform a day or two prior to the start of the event to get oriented. You do not need to download any special software.

Yes. You will have access to the recording of the event for 6 months through the online platform. You’ll use the same instructions you use to access the live event.

The time zone for this event is Central Daylight Time: Thursday, March 31, 10:00am – 1:00pm CDT (begins 11:00am Eastern/9:00am Mountain/8:00am Pacific).