Are you a pastor who has benefitted from the Simeon Trust’s Workshops or Online Courses for years? Would you love to dedicate three weeks to study the Bible and sharpen your preaching skills? The Chicago Course Intensives are for you. Twice a year, in January and July, we gather 12 pastors to train in Chicago. The goal is simple, make progress in preaching by working with other experienced pastors under the guidance of competent instructors.


  • Each week we focus on a different biblical genre – Epistles, Wisdom, and Prophets (Summer Intensive); or Apocalyptic, OT History, and Gospels (Winter Intensive)
  • Each week includes six hours of genre principles, one hour of a Portrait of Preaching, and one hour on Persuasion
  • Students complete 24 worksheets and preach 3 sermons in their Practice Group

Location: The Intensives are strategically located on the South Side of Chicago in the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park at 57th and Blackstone.


  • Be a pastor in a local church
  • Have attended at least three Workshops on Biblical Exposition or taken all six online Genre Courses

For more information on the intensives:

To apply fill out our Intensives application.