Type of training:
  • Classroom lectures – one weekend approximately every 3 months.
  • Small group meetings once a month with curated assignments.
Program is suitable for:
  • Preachers and pastors,
  • Church leaders with potential in preaching,
  • Listeners can also attend this Program.
Study mode:

Individually and in working groups

Study length:

2 years


Latvian, Russian, English

Distance learning:


Aim of the Program

The aim of this program is to create a culture of excellence in preaching through learning fresh skills, careful reflection on the theory and practice of preaching, and stimulating interaction with other preachers.


The program will seek to root our practice of preaching in Scripture, viewing scriptural models of preaching as a guide to both what to preach and how to preach. During this 2 year program there will be 8 weekend seminars on campus and monthly small/cluster group meetings in between the seminars.


The program is aimed at pastors and church leaders with a potential in preaching.

Study Process

A classroom session/course takes place approximately once every 3 months on a Friday night and a full day Saturday on a particular aspect of preaching on the main LBC campus in Riga. There is a total of 8 seminars throughout the program.

You can view the academic schedule here.


All courses are recorded so that those who cannot join the course in person or online can watch it, and it’s a great option for watching the course again.


At the end of the program, students are required to prepare and present a sermon.


Course Duration of the course Detailed information
Introduction to Preaching 12 academic hours Read more
Preaching Biblical Story 12 academic hours Read more
The House Model for Preaching 12 academic hours Read more
Communicating by Words and Life 12 academic hours Read more
Whole Life Preaching 12 academic hours Read more
Apologetics 12 academic hours Read more
Sermon Evaluation 12 academic hours Read more
Practical Challenges and Occasional Services 12 academic hours Read more

Cost of Education

On-site Students Listeners
Registration Fee € 15.00 Free
Course Price € 45.00 € 35.00
Program Handbook Free -

*Amounts shown are subject to change.

Completion of the Studies

Upon successful completion of the program students graduate with a Certificate in Homiletics (for students with no previous theological education), or a Diploma in Homiletics (for students with previous theological education or pastors).


The Latvian Biblical Centre is an adult informal further-educational institution registered at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia. The programme is recognized by the largest Christian denominations in Latvia but is not yet accredited by the state.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to pastors, church leaders with potential in preaching and anyone who wants to learn more about God’s Word and God’s World. Anyone can attend, but the level of instruction and class assignments will be more appropriate for those who have completed secondary education (general education experience).


If you would like to attend a particular course without taking the whole study program, please fill out this form or write us an email. To ensure that you receive all the necessary information for the course in good time, please email us at least 3-4 working days before the start of the course.

You can check the Academic Timetable here.


Application Process

Applications are open by August 31st of every year.


You will be scheduled for an introductory interview with the LBC director before classes begin.


Please fill out the form below by tapping “Apply now” and submit your application. Once received, we will contact you with the next steps.


If you have additional questions about a program that is not listed here, please read the FAQ section on the bottom of the page or fill out an Enquiry Form to receive more information.

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