Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is this for "new" or "experienced" preachers?

A Supercharge Your Sermons membership is perfect for persons of all experience and skill levels. Each week's lesson is broken down into manageable steps for easy application. There are also "advanced" insights that seasoned veterans will find advantageous in putting into practice. I have had experienced preachers as well as new preachers inform me that they were helped by my homiletics teaching.  

2. Is this only for African Americans?

Absolutely Not! Preachers of all ethnic traditions can learn from and incorporate aspects of the African American preaching tradition.  When I took African American Preaching at seminary, over half the class was non-Black, and they learned much to help them.  I am here to help all gain insight from and learn from the tradition.  

3. Are there any "hidden costs" in addition to my membership fees?

You will need a Bible which you can get off the web for free.  You will need a concordance.  Additionally, any budget you want to allot for promotion is at your discretion. (I'll recommend both free and paid products that can help you in your preaching).

4. Does my membership include personal coaching?

Unfortunately, the answer is "no". While I will always be available to handle support requests (I.E. I can't download this week's lesson) I simply don't have the time to personally coach 1,000 members. Even if every member just asked ONE question (even a simple question) it would be impossible to handle all of the requests.

5. Do I have to commit to the entire 6 months?

Of course not. While I don't think you'll want to do so, you may cancel anytime you want. You may either email me through the Contact Us link to the above left of this page or directly for a prompt and courteous cancellation. Like I said, I don't think you'll want to do so after diving in to the training!

6. On what day of the week will I receive my weekly emails?

There isn't a set "day" of the week when lessons will arrive to your inbox. The autoresponder is setup to send out your lesson approximately every 7 days (sometimes there is a 24-48 hour difference in delivery, but you'll always receive a lesson each week).

If you have any other questions that might be benefical to visitors of the site (and yourself, of course!) please email me through the Contact Us button in the above left hand corner.

7. Who are You and what are your qualifications?

I am Sherman Haywood Cox II.  I am the son of a preacher.  I grew up in the church.  I have preached for the last 20 years.  I have a Master of Divinity Degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School with an emphasis in Homiletics.  While at Vanderbilt I earned a certificate in Black Church studies and won the Florence Conwell Prize for outstanding work in the area of preaching.  Yes I have the academic credentials.

But more importantly, I am a teacher of preachers.  I am the primary contributor to SoulPreaching.Com which is the primary African American preaching website.  You can go there and see my preaching teaching methods.  Better yet, type "preaching" into google and see that this resource is regularly in the top 10 resources in preaching.  Many have been helped by my work there.

So I am a preacher, the son of a preacher, studied preaching, one an award in preaching, and write regularly about preaching on the web.  Now I am making that background available in a preaching program. 

Best regards,


POB 17817, Nashville, Tennessee 37217

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