About Me 2017-03-05T22:38:30+00:00

I am the Senior Pastor of Christian Fellowship Church in Itasca, IL. I graduated with a Th.M. in Pastoral Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a D.Min. in preaching under Haddon Robinson at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. What’s more important is that I love preaching. I love listening to it, reading about it, improving in it and, above all, sharing what I learn with other preachers. I have taught homiletics to students at Moody Bible Institute, to church leaders in places like Serbia and Vietnam, to pastors in local workshops, and now through this site. May we proclaim Christ in our preaching, with diligence and with excellence.

Ways I Can Be of Service to You

You can submit a sermon for review.

If you are blessed by what you find here and you would like my feedback on a sample of your preaching, you can submit an audio link or file or an annotated outline by emailing me. I’ll get to it as soon as I can and offer some careful thoughts as to strengths and suggestions to think about.

You can book me for a seminar or workshop on preaching.

I have taught preaching at the most basic level but I also enjoy building on basic homiletical foundations to offer advanced lessons for seasoned preachers.  Workshop formats are flexible. Depending on the location, I may need travel costs covered. Topics I can cover can include but are not limited to:

  • Foundations of Expository Preaching
  • Christ-centered Preaching: What It Is and What It Isn’t
  • Deductive and Inductive Sermon Patterns and Why You Need Both
  • Why Good Introductions Don’t Always Work
  • How to Break a Long Book Into Preaching Units
  • The Importance of “Big Idea” Preaching
  • Traditional Strategies for Keeping Attention and Why They Are Not Very Effective
  • How the Five Solas of the Reformation Shape Evangelical Preaching

You can invite me to preach.

As a full-time Senior Pastor my openings are limited, especially on Sundays. But if I can help you in this way, contact me and there may be an opening. I would love to serve your ministry or congregation if I am able!

Contact me at lucas (@) preachingwell.com and I will respond as soon as possible. I look forward to serving you in any way that I can!

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