Easter Preaching Intensive
Crafting a Sermon You Can’t Wait to Preach
A Five-Day Intensive on Easter Sermon-Writing and Preaching
The Rev’d Dr. Lisa Cressman
March 18-22, 2024, 11 am- noon EST
Apply Backstory Preaching’s foundational sermon prep framework to craft an Easter sermon you believe in and can’t wait to preach—and finish well ahead of Holy Week, the busiest church season of the year. In this process, rooted in prayer and practical tools, you will discover a framework you can rely on week after week to prepare sermons more efficiently and with more joy. You will discoverHow to experience sermon prep as a spiritual respite, versus as a purely academic exercise
- New ways to approach scripture to unlock fresh insights—no matter how many times you have encountered a text
- Strategies to keep your exegesis focused so you do not spend hours down unnecessary rabbit holes
- A filter to ensure your sermon offers one clear message of Good News
- A variety of new perspectives through opportunities to workshop sermons with classmates
In daily workshops, you will apply the 5-step process in real time with the structure and guidance you need to finish your Easter sermon by Friday. Confident in—and finished with—your sermon, you will be free to tend to the services and activities of Holy Week. Please plan on 1-2 hours of independent prep daily beyond our time together.
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