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Module 1


Before you can deliver life-impacting messages, you must first learn how to compose them.

Sharpen your message preparation skills by joining Lori Wagner in Tools of the Trade. Every unit includes both dynamic video instruction as well as downloadable curriculum that will teach you how to equip yourself to more effectively preach and teach.


This first Preach Like a Lady training module is composed of three segments:

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Your Instructor

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Lori Wagner

Lori is an ordained minister and recognized evangelist who travels and speaks internationally. In 2006, she founded Affirming Faith, and since that time has become a best-selling author of 24 books in genres including discipleship and Christian growth, devotional, biography, topical studies, and Christian historical fiction. 

Lori serves as a member of the Women in Ministry Network Committee (UPCI) and on the Executive Planning Committee for the World Network of Prayer. Previously she served as WNOP's Michigan District Coordinator, as Michigan State Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer, Administrator for the Purpose Institute Troy Campus, and five terms as an elected representative in her community. Lori is currently continuing her education in the Master's of Theological Studies program at Urshan Graduate School of Theology.

In addition to writing books, Lori has created curriculum for Word Aflame Press and contributed articles to several publications including The Discipleship Project, Elements, The Pentecostal Herald, Christian Educator, and Reflections.

Lori and her husband Bill are active in their local church and community. They have four children, chickens, two cats, and a spoiled dog. The Wagners make their home in Clarkston, Michigan.

Course Curriculum

Unit 1: Reading: A primary key to developing your mind and ministry through written resources.

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Lesson 1: The Whys and Whats of Reading for Ministers (10.53)
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Lesson 2: Selective Reading (7:48)
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Lesson 3: Reading Tips & Techniques (9:40)
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Lesson 4: Reading for Teaching & Preaching (11:26)

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Preach Like a Lady is a subsidiary of Affirming Faith, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.