We’re proud to announce a brand-new tool that will revolutionize sermon construction. Sermonary is a web platform exclusively created to provide an all-encompassing resource for sermon construction, presentation, and storage.
Designed by two pastors who are actively involved in ministry, Sermonary is crafted specifically to meet the needs of ministers by making their sermon writing process more effective and efficient. While the official platform launch is in September, our Kickstarter will allow qualified backers to access the site before anyone else.
A unique advancement in technology for busy church leaders, Sermonary provides a cloud-based alternative for the 84 percent of pastors still building their sermons on Microsoft Word or similar programs. Programs such as Word have been developed for a broad range of writing, but Sermonary is designed specifically with sermon construction in mind. Though recent technological advancements have been made in the realm of biblical scholarship and engagement—notably the YouVersion Bible application—Sermonary is the first of its kind to create a platform that is fine-tuned for the sermon writing process.
As pastors ourselves, we understand how time-consuming it can be to write a meaningful, biblical sermon each week. While there will always be plenty of hard work involved, we wanted to create a platform that would help pastors be more efficient and effective. In light of so many impressive advances regarding Bible research and study, we felt that it was time for pastors to receive the same level of support for their sermon writing process. Sermonary is the product of that mission, and we’re truly excited to share it with our fellow pastors.
The platform is divided into three main categories: fill-in-the-blank sermon structure templates, Podium Mode, and an extensive resource library—all three combining to provide users with the most adept pastoral sermon-building tool possible.
The interactive templates for building sermons have several options, including the Standard Editor, which sorts sermons into series and offers a space for a identifying guiding Bible passages and central themes or ideas, as well as a simple, easy-to-navigate space for constructing complete messages. Another option for sermon creation is the Blocks Editor, which allows pastors to build and edit a sermon using different ‘blocks,’ separating their message into manageable and organized chunks—including sections for exposition, illustrations, congregation application, and quotes. Sermonary also allows users to create their own custom templates in Blocks Mode, accommodating preachers of all styles and levels of expertise.
Podium Mode allows pastors to pull their completed messages into a presentation layout on their laptop or tablet device—a perfect way to reference their notes while on stage. This mode also comes with a clock to help speakers keep track of the time while preaching.
The optional resource library provides access to commentaries, tried-and-true sermon illustrations, teaching resources for adult and youth ministries, and more, putting the resources pastors need to build effective, gospel-driven sermons right at their fingertips.
We’ve recently tested Sermonary with a group of active pastors, and it received excellent feedback; every minister who was surveyed responded positively to the platform and confirmed its helpfulness for the pastoral community.
Sermonary will be active on Kickstarter beginning August 1, where qualifying backers will receive a year of membership, accessible via: http://sermonarykickstarter.com/