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In this two-session seminar, we’ll cover:

  • the backstories behind challenging messages (what makes challenging messages challenging)

  • how to build trust with listeners so they’re willing to listen

  • how to craft sermons that can be heard.

You’ll be equipped to preach sermon messages your listeners need to hear but may not want to—in a way that allows them to welcome the Good News.

Thursday, February 28th & Thursday, March 7th

4:00 to 6:00 p.m. CST


Enroll by February 15th with code EARLYBIRDGOSPEL for the early bird price of $89.

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

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!