Backstory Preaching

Get the Sermon 52 Framework for just $27

We help preachers integrate their sermon prep and spirituality so preaching feeds them for the rest of ministry.

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At Backstory Preaching, we know you want to inspire your listeners to love God and neighbor with sermons that bring the ancient stories of scripture to life. You want to preach messages you believe in—in your own words, with your own unique voice—every time you enter the pulpit.

The problem is you’re on a relentless weekly deadline, and the chaos of ministry life leaves you drained. You’re determined to squeeze sermon prep into the spare minutes of your week, but too often, you find yourself panicking at the eleventh hour about what you’re going to say. You don’t want to rely on the internet, but you don’t have a process you can rely on each week to discern your own ideas.

The worst part? Sermon prep, which should be a fun, creative, restorative time of connection with God, becomes a dreaded burden of stress. It doesn’t have to be this way.

We believe every preacher can thrive in and out of the pulpit. That’s why we created the Sermon 52 Framework. This 1-hour video course helps preachers integrate spirituality, process, and craft to:

✅ establish a reliable process to save time and reduce stress

✅ connect with God during sermon prep

✅ discern authentic messages of good news with confidence

✅ craft sermons they can’t wait to preach

✅ and *enjoy* the process!

Get the Sermon 52 Framework: a spiritual process for sermon prep that works. After just an hour, you’ll be on your way to more efficient and effective sermon prep—so preaching renews you as much as your listeners. 

Be good news to preach good news! Be sure to catch Lisa’s session, “Seven simple shifts to save hours on sermon prep every week” on Tuesday, May 17th, at 9:30 a.m. And come meet Lisa at Backstory Preaching’s table in the Fellowship Hall!

In the meantime, we invite you to join our free community with support and resources for the day-to-day challenges of preaching.

Festival of Homiletics
2481 Como Ave
St Paul MN 55108
651-523-1645
fax: 651-641-3531
festival@luthersem.edu