Let me tell you a story."" Since childhood, those introductory words capture our attention like few others. Sharing our faith story can be just as captivating and influential. Yet, a lot of us would choose a day of hard back-breaking labor under a broiling sun rather than speaking before a small group for a few minutes in an air-conditioned room. The prospect of teaching laity (of diverse backgrounds and apprehensions) who will one day teach, preach or speak publicly about their faith could be nerve-wracking. Fortunately, Franks and Carroll make it easy, providing creative guidance for all - from the apprehensive newcomer to the rusty professional. ""As an educator, I have found there are many ways people learn,"" write the authors. ""Some people learn by interaction with a small group, some learn by reading instructions and some learn by practical experience. We have designed this course with all these learning styles in mind."" The instructor's guide for From Your Heart to Theirs breaks down the important ideas to relate as you plan your study, the preparatory tasks, logistical steps and the session goals in short practical outlines. The objective of this guide is to help you lead a 10-hour advanced course for certified lay speakers who want to hone their preaching skills. During the training, you'll lay the groundwork to help each speaker present a short sermon, and you'll be equipped to coach them to their best. Part of the Learning & Leading Series, which is a course that helps participants to prepare sermons by providing plans and worksheets, stressing good oral communication, offering suggestions on incorporating stories, and providing time for prayer, study and revision. Appropriate for use in a variety of settings, including Lay Speaking Advanced Courses, Ministerial Course of Study, colleges and seminaries.