Worship & Preaching

Pulpit Resource by William H. Willimon
Thousands of pastors around the globe rely on renowned scholar and teacher of preaching and homiletics William Willimon for guidance and inspiration as they prepare their sermons. He mixes biblical scholarship with an edgy quality that catches you by surprise. Willimon’s biblical preaching insights are challenging, startling, and even confrontational, yet at the same time they are healing, encouraging, and renewing. Pulpit Resource follows the lectionary readings and includes biblical interpretation, prayers, background material, sermon approaches, quotes, and illustrations to help with sermon preparation. Great online feature allows you to search by scripture using the "Search This Site" field.

Print subscribers may activate free online access, including archives, and free access to the online Children’s Sermon Index, with each paid subsciption.

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 Lectern Resource
This all-in-one resource provides prayers and liturgies based on lectionary themes. Each issue provides weekly, reproducible worship elements based on themes and lections used in Pulpit Resource. Every subscription includes free online archives, and free access to the online Children’s Sermon Index.

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Minister's Annual Manual 
This is a complete lectionary-based sermon and worship planning manual for pastors, organists, and worship leaders. It includes material for every Sunday for one year beginning in August, as well as special services like Thanksgiving and Ash Wednesday. Each book includes a CD-ROM and free online access to our Children’s Sermon Index.

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Awaken: The Art of Imaginative Preaching
Awaken is a quarterly, lectionary-based preaching resource that combines the disciplines of prayer and Bible study with what Diana Butler Bass would call “a shift away from Enlightenment reason toward more experiential forms of knowing ” through the use of art. By offering more than basic factual information, Awaken helps preachers tap into spiritual wisdom from the Bible, the world, the arts, and God’s Spirit with them. Every subscription includes Behold: Arts for the Church Year, and free access to the online Children’s Sermon Index.

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Behold: Arts for the Church Year
Behold conveys the biblical story of each season through a diverse and beautiful collection of images, writings, and scripture. Twenty-Four pages included in each season. Perfect for learners, for families as a seasonal devotional, for homebound members, for new members, for gifts, for use in visitation, for individual use, and for all teachers.

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Worship Bulletin Covers (also includes Every Sunday Bulletins)  As a worship planner, you work and pray to create an environment that prepares parishioners to experience the Holy. You pay attention to the details of hymns, special music, liturgical colors, and sermon. And hopefully you are presenting this message to worshipers in an inspiring worship bulletin cover - especially during the most visited time of the year. Click the link below to view, then give us a call to order bulletins. Bulletin orders must be phoned or faxed. Click here to view samples

Children's Sermon Index  - Looking for great children's sermons? Try our Children's Sermon Index for free! Click here for a FREE 10-day trial!

Free Weekly Children's Sermon - A free weekly children's sermon based on the Revised Common Lectionary for busy worship leaders. Click here to view.