The world is changing at unprecedented speed. Backstory Preaching's online community is figuring it out together.
Moving church services online.
Meeting overwhelming pastoral care needs while social distancing.
Navigating the fear, uncertainty, and anxiety of your parishioners—while processing your own.
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE/+
The Collective+ helps preachers like you:
"Backstory Preaching and working with the BsP Collective has been the one practice for sermon preparation that has fed me spiritually. In over 11 years of ordained ministry, this has been the only preaching practice I’ve found effective."
— Candyce L.
A PASSION FOR PREACHERS
Discover your sermon prep time as respite, and be fed by God as you seek to feed your congregation. Every aspect of BsP's sermon prep process is rooted in prayer and the spirituality of the preacher, first and foremost.
Begin thinking about the Scriptures early and workshop your sermon message midweek during live sessions with colleagues and a BsP mentor.
With a go-to community for sermon prep help, tools you can apply each week, and ever-updated resources for the coming week's texts (for RCL & Narrative Lectionary), you'll never feel stuck.
Learn from the brightest preaching minds of our time. Guests include The Reverends Tom Long, Otis Moss III, Leah Schade, Rob Wright, & Karoline Lewis.
Begin each lectionary season prepared with the lectionary story arc and a clear sermon plan. And use BsP's Preacher's Planner (included) to keep you on track.
Find the intellectual stimulation you crave and the encouragement you need to apply new techniques and preach beyond your status quo.
Experience deep transformation and peace as you create a preaching life that's sustainable—and fulfilling.
Get intentional about your schedule and priorities. Turn the 5-day process into your rhythm so you finish your sermon by Friday—or on your ideal timeline—more often than not.
"The Collective focuses our efforts, pools our ideas, and expands our creativity so my sermon prep takes less time and my sermons are more effective."
— Matthew M.
Become a member and check your inbox for your instructions to join our online community.
Explore the tools and resources available, RSVP to live sessions, and join the conversation.
Connect with God during sermon prep, and become the preacher you've always longed to be.
"The Collective/+ helps sermon prep time start on a Monday morning with other inspiring preachers and finish before the weekend.
Instead of a solitary, anxious, two-step task of “exegesis and write,” sermon prep time is five clear, doable steps that result in effective sermons.
The Collective/+ has enabled a transformation of my approach to preaching and ministry in ways I had hoped a sabbatical or D.Min. would."
—The Rev'd Keith Y.
We know it's hard to preach inspiring messages week after week, especially in these circumstances. Join the online preaching community helping preachers write better sermons in less times—while enjoying the process.