Nowadays, many pastors are implementing various sermon series throughout the year at their churches. These sermon series vary in length and topics; some may last the entire way through the year or might be just a few weeks. The series can be a topical discussion or bring the church through an entire book of the Bible.
Whichever way you slice it, sermon series are a great way to get your congregation to concentrate on a specific topic or area that the pastor feels the church should be focusing on.
But what do you do when the sermon series ends? Where does all that content go to live when the series finishes out?
We know you’ve put a ton of work, prayer, and preparation into your sermon series. We want to keep things sustainable and make sure all of that content isn’t wasted. Here are just a few different ways to repurpose your sermon series content and give it new life!
- Take it to the blog
Contrary to popular belief, blogs are not dead. Blogs are one of the best and underutilized additions to your church website. They boost your SEO and make it easier for those searching for churches online to find you in search results.
One great way to repurpose your church sermon series is to reformat it for your church blog. Depending on the length of the series, the possibility for blog topics is endless. You can choose the major points from each sermon and turn them directly into a summary blog post. The great thing is that you can even expound upon other thoughts that the sermon did not lend time for.
- Quotes for social
Many churches and influential leaders on social media have been utilizing sermon quotes, verses, and various other types of copy on their pages. These static graphics are typically well-designed and appealing to the eye, making them all the more shareable.
These quotes are not only apt to be shared by your followers, but they also can yield a good amount of saves if the content is compelling enough. Saves are another one of those sought-after engagement metrics we’re all shooting for!
A great idea is to pair these sermon quotes with sermon videos that come from the same message or series. Mercy Culture of Fort Worth, TX are pros are sharing pertinent sermon quotes that pair with a video from the sermon.
- Sermon jam videos
Speaking of video, repurposing your sermon series content for video content is one of the best ways to make sure the series content doesn’t go to waste. Depending on the series length, you can potentially pull dozens of short sermon clips.
Shorter-format videos are becoming the norm (thanks to TikTok) so opting to share 30-60 second videos is the sweet spot for social. However, you don’t want to neglect to share your full-length sermon videos on YouTube and Facebook.
For Instagram, you can use these videos in Reels and Instagram videos (R.I.P. to IGTV), and you can take to TikTok with your content too! Elevation Church is the church to look to for TikTok inspiration. They have a wonderful mixture of captivating sermon series content and a ton of funny trending videos!
- Podcast it up
We know, we know – everyone has a podcast these days, but adding a podcast to your repertoire isn’t that bad of an idea. Sometimes you can’t answer all of the questions of your church in a simple sermon series. Continuing the conversation on a podcast can be the perfect solution to this problem.
The coolest thing about podcasts is that it gives you a glimpse into the hosts’ personalities and their unique voices. Think how incredible it would be to have your pastor, or other key leaders, sharing their thoughts on a podcast!
United, a young adult ministry in Indiana, PA, share content weekly on their podcast called “The U-Loft Podcast.” Each week, the ministry’s pastors share thoughts that are related to their ongoing sermon series. They go more in-depth regarding each message, share thoughts, and answer questions about it. Sometimes they even answer questions that their student attendees submit.
A podcast can be a lot of work, but it can add some real value to what your church or ministry is already doing!
- A Devo never hurt anybody
Transforming your sermon series into a blog series is a great way to re-purpose the majority of your content, but what if you turned that series of yours into a devotional?
Church-wide devotionals are a great way to get the entire congregation engaged with a certain sermon series or book study. Offering these devotionals in conjunction with the actual series is a great idea, but offering the devotional even when the series commences is a great idea too!
VOUS Church is known for its well-organized Bible study booklets offered to their entire congregation. Offering these extra materials to your congregation is great to further the conversation and also put the sermon series content to great use!
We know how much work you and your team have put into your sermon series. We want to make sure the content doesn’t just disappear into thin air once it’s preached. We hope you can utilize some of the above methods to repurpose your sermon series content and engage with your audience.
Our teams at Pro MediaFire can help you out when it comes to repurposing your content. Our web team can help you develop a blog, our social and graphics teams can bring your sermon quotes to life, and our video team can create incredible sermon videos! Reach out to us today to learn more about your services!