The Collective

Craft Better Sermons Faster

Rooted in your spirituality, The Collective is an online, ecumenical community dedicated to helping preachers become more efficient and effective.

Click the image for an interactive guide to The Collectives!

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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.

Click the video to hear from BsP’s Founding Steward, Lisa Cressman, followed by members of The Collective.

The place for Inspiration, Planning, & Growth


You don't have to work in isolation.

You don't have to preach in a void of feedback, instruction, or inspiration.

You can become more effective, more efficient, and more fulfilled in your vocation.

And you can do it from anywhere. 


Join a community of preachers consistently improving their Sermons, Saving time, and Enjoying the process. 

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The Collective

Write your sermons with more joy and less stress. 

Benefits of The Collective:

  • Finish your sermon by Friday each week with the support and feedback you need to feel confident in your message

  • Discover a more efficient and effective sermon prep process so you can reclaim your downtime

  • Meet like-minded colleagues and participate in a collaborative, inspiring community

  • Rediscover the joy of preaching


The Collective +

Take your preaching to the next level.

Includes ALL benefits of The Collective, PLUS:

  • Get high quality continuing ed. delivered at your convenience with the support you need to apply new skills

  • Learn from and interact with the professionals you want to meet

  • Begin each lectionary season prepared with the lectionary story arc and a clear sermon plan

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 that I’ve found effective.
— Candyce L.

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The Collective's features include:

  • Membership in the BsP Collective Facebook group

  • BsP's 5-day video introduction to Craft an Effective Sermon by Friday

  • BsP's "Heart of the Message" grid to help you clearly define your sermon each week

  • Weekly "Heart of the Message" live, online sessions to workshop your sermon message in community

  • Weekly resources curated for the RCL lessons to streamline your research

  • Creativity exercises to inspire new approaches to writing your sermon

  • Support to integrate BsP's 5-day sermon prep process into your weekly routine

  • Christmas Sermon Bootcamp to help you write an effective sermon in the company of colleagues and under the guidance of a mentor during one of the busiest weeks of the year

  • 10% discount on all BsP courses and coaching

  • A reference collection of effective sermons



The Collective+ includes ALL features of The Collective, PLUS:

  • Monthly, online workshops and Q&A with preaching professors, authors, and thinkers in related fields to help you become more effective in the pulpit.

  • Prompts and discussion to help you integrate new knowledge and skills into your preaching life so you keep growing

  • 3 sermon bootcamps/year (Holy Week/Easter, Stewardship, & Christmas)

  • BsP's downloadable Preacher's Planner (made available ahead of each church season, Advent through Pentecost), made by preachers, for preachers

  • 5 guided, seasonal sermon-planning sessions: plan ahead for the next lectionary and liturgical season

  • A library of recordings from all guest speakers

  • A reference collection of effective sermons with commentary on why they're effective so you can employ those strategies in your own preaching



Valued at over $3000/year

Access all benefits of The Collective for just




Valued at over $5000/year

Access all benefits of The Collective+ for just




Scholarship pricing available for special preaching circumstances. 

Learn more HERE


I find my best sermon prep is a mix of collaboration (dialogue with preachers and other disciples) and solitary work (research, writing, and prayer). The BsP Collective gives me a great framework and opportunity for each of these dimensions, while encouraging me deeper into my own “backstory” of spiritual journey.
— Ellen A.