Craft An Effective Sermon By Friday (CESF)

No more copy-and-paste sentences or stale messages. This downloadable eCourse teaches you effective techniques you can apply immediately to craft soul-filled sermons that serve your audience. Learn how to protect your time, choose a message, and master your writing style. Study, draft, and deliver a passionate sermon this Sunday and every Sunday.



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The Collective (+)

Preaching doesn't have to be a solo endeavor. Join this online community of preachers dedicated to collaboration and growth. The Collective (+) offers structure and support for weekly sermon prep; live work sessions to help you find your message; resources to improve your process; guest lectures and Q&A by authors, preachers, and thinkers in related fields; week-long sermon bootcamps; and more—all in the company of colleagues with the guidance of BsP's mentors.  

$24.99 or $39.99/month

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Sermon camp

Based on our popular bootcamps and our eCourse Craft an Effective Sermon by Friday, this virtual camp begins with a one-week, accelerated introduction to our 5-day process and continues with weekly check-ins for six weeks thereafter. Alongside a small group of participants, you’ll work with a coach to apply BsP’s guiding principles to your work. By the end, you’ll have established a new process that integrates your spirituality and preaching while improving your skills.

  • Kickoff Week: Meets daily August 4-9, 2019

  • Then meets weekly (multiple times available) August 12-September 20th


I believe Backstory Preaching can do nothing but make you a better preacher. Not just in style but in content. It integrates the fact-gathering and spiritual practice that preaching really is.
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Speaking & Custom Courses

Our mentors are available to speak or present about effective preaching at conferences, workshops, & conventions. We also work with seminaries, denominational regions, and institutions to create custom courses that meet the particular needs of your participants. Contact Lisa Cressman, Founder & Steward of Backstory Preaching, to learn more.

Not sure what you need?

No worries. Meet with Lisa online for a FREE 30 minute consultation to ask questions, get clarity, and discover what’s next.


Backstory preaching Mentorship

Backstory Preaching is an intimate, intensive mentorship, accepting only 12 applicants for each session. Experience one-to-one mentoring, master classes, materials and methods created exclusively for Backstory Preaching, and collaborate with other dedicated preachers, all online.

When I stumbled upon your work, I thought, finally someone who gets how tough this preaching thing can be!