sermon prep

The Transfiguration Again? 10 Ways to See an Old Story with Fresh Eyes

The Transfiguration Again? 10 Ways to See an Old Story with Fresh Eyes

When you've preached the same story several times, finding fresh inspiration is a challenge. Sometimes, a simple shift in perspective—and process—reveals a trove of new ideas.

Stop and Smell the Ink: How Creative Play Makes You a Better Preacher

Stop and Smell the Ink: How Creative Play Makes You a Better Preacher

If you've only ever started your sermon prep with gritted teeth, we have an invitation for you. It's time to try a new way: begin with play.

How? We'll get to that. 

But first, let's convince your logical left brain why letting your right brain have a turn at the wheel might get you to your destination more effectively. 

"WOW!": How to Enter the Fall with Renewed Energy for Preaching

"WOW!": How to Enter the Fall with Renewed Energy for Preaching

BsP is receiving more and more feedback that our ecourse is truly transforming the sermon prep process for preachers. Craft an Effective Sermon by Friday helps preachers not only preach better sermons but enjoy the prep, revitalizing their own spirituality in the process.

Be Fed That You May Feed

Be Fed That You May Feed

Consider how we feed people with the Word week in and week out:

  • Sermons
  • Bible studies
  • Prayers

When we're only using the Word as a necessary tool for ministry, yes, we get fed on the side. But we don't eat the main course. When we don't sit at the banquet table and feast daily ourselves, we slowly starve ourselves

We know we're starving when:

  • Preaching becomes a test of strength, willpower, and adrenaline.
  • Preaching doesn't give us life, it drains it. 
  • Preaching hangs over our heads all week.