This thesis-project addresses the problem of how sermons are heard and misunderstood by those who have a different language of origin from the English speaking preacher. It presents the challenge for pastors preaching sermons to people from multiple language groups by examining the ingredients of communication and presenting an approach to preparing and delivering sermons. Preaching in English where multiple language groups are present is the resulting seminar that teaches a system of preparing sermons. The preparation of a sermon involves a six step process which is listener-focused. The pastor's effective delivery of these sermons requires an understanding of how verbal and nonverbal categories of preaching will impact listeners of different ethnic groups. What results from effective preparation and delivery is preaching that builds bridges between God's word and the listener.