PastoralResources.com News

Leonard Sweet Joins PastoralResources.com!

PastoralResources.com announces Rev. Sweet as Chief Writer. Rev. Sweet, formally chief writer for Homiletics Magazine and Preaching Plus. Now with PastoralResources.com Dr. Sweet will be doing something he has never done before with any other sermon prep service. He will not be writing three months in advance. He will be writing in the now. This will provide sermon resources, insights, and commentary that are as current, relevant, and "ripped from the headlines" as possible. Leonard Sweet is one of the most prominent writers of our generation and his insights into Scripture and its relationship to current events adds credibility and spontaneity to the sermon writing process.

A New Look for PastoralResources.com

Due to all of the exciting new content, PastoralResources.com is re-designed! The new design will better serve clergy as they prepare for worship each week.

Hundreds of New Sermons for Year A

A new season of resources added from CSS Publishing further enhancing the content choices for our users. Authors of this new material include Thomas A. Pilgrim, John T. Ball, David Busic, Elizabeth Achtemeier, and Susan R. Andrews, and several other talented writers who bring a variety of perspectives to the Scriptures.

New Advent Series for 2007 (October 2007)

We are pleased to announce six new Advent Sermon Series. Our constantly growing library of resources is enhanced by these additions.

ChurchMail.com: An Email Solution for the Church Office (October 2007)

ChurchMail.com is a free email service for the church office. In the tradition of Hotmail and Yahoo mail, Churchmail.com creates truly memorable email addresses for church staff. Churches and their staff are invited to signup at www.ChurchMail.com.

The Biblical Archaeology Society partners with PastoralResources.com (Sept 2007)

The complete archives of the Biblical Archaeology Society's premier publication, Biblical Archaeology Review, over 33 years of archaeological insights from the greatest scholars of our time, are available along side the sermon preparation tools. The goal in adding these resources is to help the pastor validate interpretation in the most credible way possible, through the historical findings unearthed in the Holy Land.

Maxie Dunnam Joins PastoralResources.com (January 2007)

Maxie Dunnam joins the PastoralResources.com team. In addition to the contribution of his sermons Dr. Dunnam begins increasing the resources and content to PastoralResources.com. In conjunction with arrival MaxieDunnam.com is launched.

PastoralResources.com Partners with Richard Fairchild (March 2007)

ePastoralResources.com acquires Sermons and Sermons Lectionary Resources. Rev. Fairchild due to retirement elected to sell his ground breaking site and indexing service, and chose PastoralResources.com to be the caretakers of his 12 year old project.

PastoralResources.com Grows Forty Percent (2006)

The membership of PastoralResources.com grows an incredible 40% making it the fastest growing sermon prep tool in the world.

PastoralResources.com Acquires Sermons.org (Fall 2005)

The acquisition of Sermons.org brings new clergy members to PastoralResources.com.

ePastoralResources.com Acquires PastoralResources.com (April 2005)

The 25 year library of Dynamic Preaching by King Duncan is acquired adding vast resources to our own library further expands the resources offered to clergy.

ePastoralResources.com Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary (March 2005)

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the last five years as we have grown and developed. Our mission is to provide quality resources for clergy as they prepare each week. We appreciate your support!

Launch of Christian-Dramas.com (Fall 2002)

The library of dramas and skits is launched as its own site due to the desires of many non clergy to have access to the dramatic resources.

Launch of ChildrensPastoralResources.com (Summer 2000)

The children's content is launched as its own site due to the desires of many non clergy to have access to the children's sermons resources.

Launch of Clergy.net. (Summer 2001)

Free Web based email for clergy Clergy.net is established. Clergy are invited to signup at www.clergy.net.

ePastoralResources.com is Launched (Spring 2000)

Day one: Hundreds of people join eSermons making it the fastest growing sermon prep tool in either print or internet.

Sermon Illustrations Newsletter (Spring 1998)

The emailed newsletter that started it all begins delivery. And since then the newsletter has been emailed out every week without fail for 10 years. With the advent of the Internet, the newsletter in the early 2000s, grows by over 800 clergy a week.

SermonIllustrations.com is Launched (Winter 1998)

The website that started it all is established. With a generous gift from Bible.org we are able to launch SermonIllustrations.com as a full content website with an A to Z listing of stories and illustrations for clergy.

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