Sermonary Review

Sermonary is a new sermon writing software that has the potential to be a revolutionary force in the world of sermon writing and lesson writing.

Sermonary caught my eye a couple of months ago and I went ahead and backed the project through Kickstarter. Immediately, I began creating content with Sermonary including sermons, devotions, and lessons. The process has been good for me and as of now Sermonary is my default software I use to write sermons.

Once you log into Sermonary you can immediately dive into creating your sermon. The software has pre-formatted sermon templates and other lesson templates as well. You can even organize your sermons quickly into series. Here is a short introduction to the software from the creators:

Here are my favorite features of Sermonary:

Content Creation and Content Presentation all in One Place

One of my favorite features of Sermonary so far is that is has streamlined my sermon prep process into one place. Before Sermonary I would prep in one piece of software and then present through another. Now I can do both in one place. This makes working with my iPad Pro that much more efficient.

Podium Mode

Podium Mode is what makes doing both content creation and content presentation in one place so easy. As you are writing the sermon you can immediately switch into Podium Mode which is the view you will see from the pulpit when you are preaching. This puts the content in a beautifully presented and ready to go format for preaching. You can customize this to look how you need it to look with highlights and text size.

Included Illustrations

Sermonary has a library of included illustrations and it is growing. Anyone who has prepared a sermon knows sometimes you just need a little extra help to find that key illustration. This library certainly helps.

Integrated Clock in Podium Mode

This is a very nice feature which can either display the current time or it can be presented as a countdown timer. This is a very solid way to keep track of how long you are taking and how much time you have left.


Sermonary helps me stay radically organized because all my sermons are in one place and all of them are sorted into their series. This is a big help when looking ahead in the sermon preaching calendar.

As Sermonary grows I am sure some little bugs I ran into every now and again will be smoothed out and with the promise of added features and content this is a great program to try. Test drive it for free here:

All in all I am very impressed with the function as well as the future promise of Sermonary. It has completely changed my writing process for the better and it comes highly recommended from me.

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Written by Joe Hoagland

Joe is a pastor at Rise Church in Marion, Oh. He is married to his awesome wife Jenna and they have one daughter Aryella.

He loves to lead people to Jesus and preach God's word.

You can often times find Joe hiking, camping, writing, reading, or enjoying technology.


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