The San Francisco Theological Seminary Center for Innovation in Ministry and the Convergence Network are calling all pastors, writers, artists, musicians, scholars and lay leaders to participate in an exciting new project called the Living Lectionary.
The Living Lectionary is a new crowd-sourced, online, theme-based resource for pastors,
congregations and individuals. You can help shape this thoughtful and ever-evolving tool by
contributing resources you've created. Submit sermons, curriculum, music, articles, artwork and
Because the Living Lectionary is theme-based, users benefit not only from rich variety of exegetical resources but a multitude of other intellectual and artistic resources that support a particular theme, such as music, artwork, video clips, children's messages, small group resources, and so on.
Churches following the LL have significant opportunities to engage parishioners not only in
worship, but in small group study as well. Given the 6-week thematic structure, each series
becomes an invitation to go deeper in a group setting, creating a context that nurtures the
growth of congregation's small group ministry. In this way, people become more intentional about
their faith and fellowship, which often results in higher attendance and fuller engagement.
As a Contributor to the Living Lectionary, you can choose to offer your resources for free or at a cost to users. If you choose to charge for the resource, you will set your own price for each resource. You will receive 50% of the price listed on the website, with the other 50% going to support the Living Lectionary and its partners.
In order to offer resources for sale, you must be the the copyright holder and grant non-exclusive rights to the material to those who purchase it.
The Living Lectionary processes payment through Paypal. If you would like to be paid for your
content, you will have the opportunity to add your paypal email address to your account in order
to receive payments automatically. If you choose not to add that information during the
registration process, you may choose to add you payment information in later via your
contributor admin console.
How to Get Started
1. Create a Member Account
Go to livinglectionary.org/Join to create your member account. After you have completed your registration, you be prompted to the next step to become a contributor.
Watch a short demonstration about how to join the Living Lectionary:
2. Sign Up to Become a Contributor
Once you are logged in as a member, click on "Contribute" or go to click here to create your contributor account. During this step you can decide whether you want your content to be available for sale or if you want to list it for free, and also enter your payment information.
Watch a short demonstration about how to become a contributor:
3. Add Your Content
To begin adding content to the Living Lectionary, click the link to login to your new contributor account from your account confirmation email. Once you are logged in as a contributor, click “Add a Resource” in your account console or go to the Add My Content page to start adding your original content. Once your content is added, it will be submitted to our curators for review.
Watch a short demonstration about to add content:
The world is calling out for pastoral leaders to speak to these and other critical issues. We need your voice Will you share it?
Let people know about your content and the Living Lectionary by posting a link or sharing a meme on social media. Please consider adding #livinglectionary to your posts so we can see them and share, them, too!