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Contributor FAQ

What can I do as a contributor?

Once your account is created you can add sermons, illustrations, and dramas as well as bible studies to Additionally, you'll be able to set-up and manage your contributor page.

Any account (Basic, Contributor or PRO) will allow you to comment, write testimonials, and get our weekly newsletters.

How do I become a contributor?

You can create a new account with Contributor Access or add Contributor Access to an existing account (PRO or Basic) by simply logging in and adding a few pieces of information about you and your organization.

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Link to sign-up page

Can I edit my sermons, personal information and other data I provide to SermonCentral?

Yes, you can edit most of the information you provide to us. We provide a state-of-the-art “Dashboard” user interface that allows you to efficiently manage all of your data on SermonCentral.

What is SermonCentral's policy on plagiarism?

Plagiarism is taking the work of another and misrepresenting it as your own. SermonCentral is adamantly opposed to such misrepresentation, and reserves the right to exclude any content posted on the site which it considers, at its sole discretion, to be in this category. Furthermore, we reserve the right to freeze the account of any contributor found to be submitting such materials. Any contributor who has acquired free access to SermonCentral Pro and submitted such materials shall also lose that free access. While it is impossible for SermonCentral to monitor proper use of sermon content used in the pulpit, we ask each user to acknowledge the work of others as they use it in their preaching. More has been written on this topic in these articles: CopyItRight and 10 Tips for Avoiding the Pitfalls of Plagiarism.

What Is SermonCentral's Statement of Belief?

SermonCentral is a non-denominational ministry that works with all Bible believing Christian churches that embrace traditional Christian theology.

We believe that:


There is one God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Jesus Christ is God the Son and is true God and true man (Phil 2:5-8).


Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18 & 23), led a sinless life, took on Himself all our sins (Romans 5:8-9), died on the cross, and rose again (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), and is seated at the right hand of the Father as our mediator (Heb 9:15) and advocate (1 John 2:1).


The Bible is God's Word, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16-17), and is authoritative on all matters on which it speaks (2 Peter 1:20-21).


All people sin and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) and will face eternal separation from God unless they come into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17). Salvation is a free gift from God (Ephesians 2:8-9) that can only be received by faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12, Galatians 2:16).


God works through the members of His church to evangelize the lost and teach believers to obey His commands (Matthew 28:18-20). Churches are to be open to and accepting of all people, offering God's love and redemption to each person without prejudice or condemnation (John 3:16-18). However, in their efforts to reach out, churches must take care to uphold the Word of God, and not engage in moral compromise (Romans 12:2) or affirm any sin such as sexual immorality, idolatry, adultery, homosexuality, stealing, greed, drunkenness, slander, swindling (1 Corinthians 6:9-10), murder, strife, deceit, malice, gossip (Romans 1:21-32), witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, factions, or envy (Galatians 5:19-21).


God's people are called to holiness in all aspects of life (Galatians 5:22-25), with the goal of being conformed to the image of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29).

What benefits are there to contributing my sermons?

Consider these Top Ten Reasons to become a Contributor


Get a free year of SermonCentralPRO. When you contribute 40 sermons you become a SermonCentral Key Contributor, and you will receive a FREE year of SermonCentralPRO (a $119.40 value).


Manage your own sermons on a state-of-the-art database.


Promote your church or ministry with a link to your web site.


Allow your church members to easily view your sermons with a direct link to your contributor page.


Be featured on the largest and most popular sermon site in the world.


Help pastors and missionaries worldwide more effectively communicate the Gospel.


Receive encouragement from users emailing "thanks" to you.


Multiply the impact of your sermons, as readers worldwide can benefit from them for years to come.


Your sermons can cross borders and enter places you could never personally go in order to help expand the Kingdom of God.


Improve the quality of your sermons, because when you share them with colleagues, you naturally reach for a higer standard.

How long after I submit my sermon will it be posted on the site?

Because of our desire to maintain the basic tenets of Christianity and the integrity of our site, every sermon that is submitted must be reviewed and approved. After your sermon is approved, it is posted on our site. This process normally takes fewer than two business days and can happen within hours.

What happens to the copyright of the sermons displayed on

The contributors essentially retain all their copyrights. It is their choice to have their sermons displayed on They are free to edit or remove their sermons.

Do you accept sermon manuscripts or sermon outlines?

We accept both - though we don't want sermon outlines to be too sparse.

Why would a sermon not be accepted?

The most common reason a sermon is not accepted is because it is too brief. An outline that has a few main points and some scripture references is too skeletal. A sermon composed of a couple paragraphs is too short.

Sermons are permitted to reflect denominational distinctives, but we reserve the right to refuse any sermon that diminishes the divinity or humanity of Christ, that advocates heretical or cultic ideas as identified within orthodox and historical Christianity, or any sermon that is inflammatory, racist, vulgar or otherwise inappropriate.

What happens to sermons that aren't approved?

Sermons that aren't approved go to the contributor's own file on their contributor page, but they don't go in the searchable sermons on SermonCentral

Why do you ask at the end of each sermon "Was this sermon helpful to you?"

One of our major goals is to assist you in finding helpful material fast. To bring the cream to the top we have installed a way to review sermons. Higher reviewed sermons will move toward the top.

This is not a contest, and we are not saying that one sermon is actually better than another. It is possible that an overall stronger sermon may not be reviewed as high as weaker sermon that has a very helpful illustration or theme or application. We do believe this feature will help you find good material fast. (Please do not rate your own sermons).

What happens if I see a sermon that I know has been plagiarized?

Email us if you come across a plagiarized sermon. Tell us the name of the sermon and contributor and the name of the original document and the original author. We will contact the contributor for an explanation. If the sermon has been plagiarized, it will be removed immediately.