We equip men and women to preach and teach God’s Word

How it Works

Preachers trained to teach the Bible

Churches grow in understanding and application of the Bible

Individuals, families, and communities transformed

Langham Preaching nurtures indigenous, grassroots movements of biblical preaching to contribute to the maturing of the church worldwide.


Langham invests in the teaching of God’s Word, which yields results beyond what can be measured. It changes hearts and minds, creates lasting impact and addresses sin and social issues with truth. As preachers learn to teach the Bible with faithfulness, clarity and relevance, God’s Word bears fruit that grows and multiplies, bringing transformation to individuals, families and communities. A well-equipped preacher helps hundreds of new believers eager to understand and apply God’s Word in all walks of life.

How Langham Preaching Works

Langham Preaching partners with national leaders to nurture indigenous biblical preaching movements for pastors and lay preachers all around the world.

With the support of a team of facilitators, we provide multi-level seminars focusing on practical, biblically based training.

However, the primary learning opportunity takes place within small groups of preachers, often referred to as preaching clubs, circles, escuelitas (Latin America) or ushirikas (Africa), who meet together to practice what they have learned and to hold each other accountable.

Churches live, grow and flourish by the Word of God, and they languish and die without it…whenever the Word of God is faithfully expounded and applied, congregations grow in both size and depth.   —John Stott

Facts & Figures

Between July 2020 and June 2021 Langham Preaching provided:

  • Training

    Indigenously led preaching movements in 54 countries.

    607 facilitators trained over 8,909 Pastors to teach God’s Word in their local context

  • Small Group Learning

    1,146 Preaching Clubs encouraged and trained through ongoing meetings

  • Leadership Development

    Regional Consultations and Leadership meetings gathering 220 participants to review, communicate, learn and plan together

The Distinctives of Langham Preaching

Langham Preaching is about the people of God.

Other challenges hinder the people of God from growing and deepening into maturity. For example, there is the wealth and comfort, the apathy and nominalism that characterize God’s people in so many places.

But we are committed to contexts where the challenges are characterized by poverty – where God’s people are under-resourced; or by pressure – where God’s people are under threat; or by potential – where God’s people are on the verge of great possibilities for influence.

Langham Preaching is about preachers among the people of God.

Other ministries belong within the mission of God in the world. For example, there are evangelistic ministries, justice ministries, media ministries, and medical ministries.

But we are committed to preachers and preaching, as a vital foundatioThis i n for the maturity and mission of the church. “We believe that God wants his church to grow up. We believe that the church grows up through God’s Word, and we believe that God’s Word comes to God’s people primarily through preaching (John Stott).”

Langham Preaching is about biblical preachers among the people of God.

Other legitimate types of preaching exist. For example, some of the finest sermons in history were topical and some the finest preachers were textual in their approach.

But we are committed to that form of preaching which opens a biblical passage and frees that passage to provide the content, the shape and purpose for the sermon. This happens because the preacher remains in that passage for the duration of the sermon, preaching it faithfully and clearly.

Langham Preaching is about training biblical preachers among the people of God.

Other approaches to equipping preachers play their role. For example, there is the teaching of homiletics in the theological college. It starts instinctively with theory and tends to be more academic, more dependent on books and notes and lecturers, and more examinable.

But we are committed to an approach which complements homiletics. We aim to be more practical, working with fewer and simpler skills practiced and modelled repeatedly so that we build a training that is more transferable without the same need for an abundance of resources.

Langham Preaching is about training in a way which builds and sustains a movement of biblical preachers among the people of God.

Other methods make their contribution. For example, there are the larger international conferences where pastors and preachers gather to be motivated and equipped to fulfil their calling.

But we are committed to gathering for smaller, usually annual, seminars before scattering into local preaching clubs as a way of sparking a movement which gathers momentum and spreads at the grassroots level. To nurture this movement the emphasis slides across to training trainers, not just training preachers. So while participants often gather looking for an event that contains something useful for themselves, we are even more interested in how they will scatter into a movement with something useful for others.

Langham Preaching is about training in a way which builds and sustains an indigenous movement of biblical preachers among the people of God.

Other initiatives in these less-resourced areas readily depend on continuing support and direction from overseas.

But we are committed to an outcome that is sustainable, using limited resources and depending on local leadership. In the early days of these partnerships, international personnel and funding may be prominent, but as a preaching movement develops, it becomes increasingly self-sustainable and locally-owned with local trainers and local preaching clubs fostering the growth of the preaching movement.

Langham Preaching is about training in a way which builds and sustains an indigenous movement of biblical preachers which changes the culture of preaching among the people of God.

Under God’s gracious hand, we are working towards seeing the culture of preaching change in these countries. And as that transformation in preaching takes place, we believe it can lead on to the transformation of the church. And then as the church transforms there is the expectation that there will be a transformation of the often troubled countries in which these churches are embedded. This is because biblical preaching helps the church grow up into maturity and a mature church, living as salt and light and full of grace and truth, is the God-ordained agency for the transformation of societies.

Peter Mwaw

An example of a Langham-trained preacher

Langham-trained preacher Peter Mwaw who is a native of Kenya, pictured in the middle, began preaching the scriptures and providing biblical, relevant solutions to local issues. Today, the church, Africa Brotherhood Church, is growing in maturity and reaching out as salt and light in their community of Katani.

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