Welcome to my Preaching Rocket review!
Firstly let me congratulate you for looking to improve your preaching skills!
Preaching Rocket say you’ll get to discover the methods, strategies and techniques the most influential teachers in the church today use to prepare, deliver and evaluate their sermons…
But is Preaching Rocket worth it or just a waste of time and money?
That’s exactly what we’re going to get into in this 2,190 word Preaching Rocket review.
Why should you listen to me?
Because as a Preaching Rocket member myself, I’m able to give you an honest insider’s perspective without the hype.
Preaching Rocket review quick summary
Name: Preaching Rocket
Price: $99 a month or $997 a year
Best for: Preachers preaching every week
We preach as a labour of love and yet so many preachers are, well, let’s say less effective than we could be.
Preaching Rocket, although not perfect, is my top recommended training and community for anyone looking to seriously improve their preaching prep and delivery.
You’re given the best tools, resources and support you need to become the best preacher you can be but it’s up to you to apply it.
What is Preaching Rocket?
Preaching Rocket is a step-by-step 12 month preaching course created by The Rocket Company to equip you with the secrets, methods and systems used by the best preachers of our time.
Preaching Rocket is also an online community of over 3,000 pastors all going through the training together, sharing ideas and getting feedback.
The step-by-step coaching and community are designed to equip you with useful tools and simple systems to help take the stress out of sermon preparation.
“90% of unchurched people choose a church based on the pastor’s preaching.” – Andy Stanley [Tweet this]
The Preaching Rocket Training
Within minutes of becoming a member an email will land in your inbox with your log in info so you can dive into the training and track your progress.
Here’s a sneak peak of the member’s area:
Under the “Preaching Rocket” menu tab you’ll find the training modules. If like me you chose the monthly payment option you’ll get a new training module each month (12 in total) but if you choose the yearly option all the modules will be there at once.
The 12 learning modules are:
As you’re going through the video training you’ll recognise a few familiar faces…
There’s interviews with people like Andy Stanley, Steven Furtick and Louie Giglio sharing in detail exactly how they plan and prepare their preaching. This gives you rare insight into the behind the scenes process the best preachers use.
Honestly I think the training is excellent – they’ve clearly put a lot of thought into structuring the modules in a way where each lesson builds on the previous one.
I love that you can start applying everything you learn right away because everything is hands-on and super practical.
Alongside the core video coaching, each lesson comes with interviews, webinars, audio training, real-life examples and done-for-you worksheets.
This is the reason Preaching Rocket is the best online preaching course I’ve ever taken – the creators have really gone out of their way not just to teach, but to equip.
It’s not just useless head knowledge, it’s 100% actionable.
Let me give you an example:
In module 2 they show you how to make your sermons memorable. One of the ways you achieve this is by coming up with a sticky statement that summarises your main point in a clear and succinct way.
They teach you why this is so effective, walk you through how to craft a memorable bottom line, give you case studies and video examples of this being done well and give you a printable worksheet you can use to come up with your own.
On top of that you can reach out to other pastors and preachers within the community and get feedback and constructive criticism to help you refine your ideas.
It doesn’t get much better than that!
The Preaching Rocket community
As a Preaching Rocket member you get around the clock support and advice from fellow preachers and church leaders.
You no longer have to struggle alone in the lonely world of preparing and preaching sermons – for me this is a real game-changer.
Now you have a support system.
Now you can ask questions and get answers.
This is HUGE!
Seriously, what better way is there to improve the quality of your preaching than learning what’s worked for others, bouncing around sermon series ideas and getting feedback on your outlines?
Who is Preaching Rocket For?
So far, over 3,000 preachers and pastors like me and you have enrolled. Check out their testimonials here.
The community is made up of a mix of both newbie and experienced preachers alike who have all seen dramatic improvements in their preaching as a direct result of applying what they’ve learned.
In my opinion Preaching Rocket is best for:
- Trainee preachers looking for a proven step-by-step on preparation and delivery
- Preachers who want an easy sermon system that means more time for ministry
- Pastors who want to get their Saturdays back
- Sunday school teachers
- Youth pastors
- Home group leaders
- Anyone looking to invest in becoming a better communicator of the gospel
Whatever your current skill level or experience, you’ll be given a the techniques and processes you can follow that will empower you to preach better, reduce the stress of writing sermons and connect better with your audience – if you’re willing to take action.
How much is Preaching Rocket?
Enrolling as a student of Preaching Rocket has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in developing myself as a communicator of the gospel.
The truth is when you invest in yourself as a preacher, you benefit and the whole church benefits.
Let’s take a look at the 3 membership options…
a) Monthly option: 12 monthly payments of $99
$99 x 12 months = $1188
This is the best option if you’re looking for low monthly payments without the initial upfront investment. You’ll receive a new module each month
b) 3 monthly payments of $333
This option gives you one lesson delivered each week for 12 weeks.
c) Yearly option – $997
The one-off payment gives you instant access to all 12 modules at a 17% discount and works out at $83 per month.
If you have the budget, this option gives you all unlimited access to all the training modules at once at a lower rate.
The key here is picking the option that works best for you and your budget.
To be honest I think the value of the community alone is already worth more than the $99 a month membership fee.
Let me know in the comments if you can find any other practical preaching course out there that comes with all the training, guides, handy worksheets and walk through tutorials plus the amazing, helpful community – because I’ve not been able to find one!
What I like about Preaching Rocket…
1. A systematic approach that makes your life easier
While you work away on your sermons week after week, who is working on you?
Before Preaching Rocket the only time I ever studied preaching was in a 2 week homiletics class at Bible school years ago. Most of us leave seminary, start working in the ministry and never develop our preaching skills ever again.
I decided to invest in the Preaching Rocket membership because while I loved preaching, I hated preparing. I would watch other preachers for ideas, grab a quote or two but I had no idea of how to organise my ideas or structure my sermon outline.
The result? It would take me hours…
You’d always find me up late on Saturday nights after every one else had gone to bed still sweating over my talking points not feeling anywhere near ready.
I can not emphasise this enough: This is not about gaining head knowledge and it’s way more than simply improving your preaching… it’s about giving you a proven step-by-step system to follow that takes the stress and long hours out of sermon prep.
2. An amazing support system
The community support is awesome – everyone’s super friendly and helpful and more than happy to answer your questions.
The saying “Two heads are better than one” means that when people work together they are more likely to solve a problem than one person doing it alone. It’s the same with preaching.
Many times I’ve had feedback on my sermon outline which meant I could make tweaks and make it even better.
I’ve often had an idea for an upcoming sermon series idea for our church which was okay… but getting input and bouncing off of dozens of fellow preachers turned what was a mediocre idea to start with into a great idea.
Preaching Rocket also has a 24/7 support team on standby to help you.
And when I say 24/7, I mean it.
I’ve tested it many many times. You can ask a question in live chat or send them an email and PR’s amazing support team always respond at most within 30 minutes.
This is real help when you need it from real people.
3. Use this to train up your preaching team
Do you need to train other preachers up in your church?
The Preaching Rocket website says:
“Everyone in your church can benefit from these resources, but please don’t share them with people outside of your organization.”
This means you can take these teaching materials and go through them with your leadership teams.
I’ve have taken a group through this training program and it works really well. Play the videos, print out the eBooks and handouts and it naturally leads to great group discussions.
Is Preaching Rocket worth it?
According to Andy Stanley, pastor of Northpoint Community Church, 90% of unchurched people choose a church based on the pastor’s preaching.
As pastors, preaching is one of the most important things we do.
We preach week in and week out and I think we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to come up with fresh powerful messages every Sunday.
We all know the better you prepare, the better you preach, but in the daily reality of leading a church, managing staff and volunteers, dealing with administration and so on, sometimes our sermon prep gets overlooked…
And if you’re like I was, it all gets left until the last minute.
For me this just wasn’t good enough and I knew I had to change.
Now, because of Preaching Rocket I no longer get stressed out struggling to prepare sermons until late…
I’ve got my Saturday’s back because instead of stumbling my way through trying to find a good sermon outline, I save time by following a set preaching system.
When it comes to Sunday morning I’m refreshed and ready and can’t wait to get up there to share what God’s put on my heart! And I’m definitely preaching better and sharper.
It’s a win-win all round – for me and the church.
So if you’re asking is it worth it? In my experience, yes it is! No doubt!
Here’s the deal:
You do what you do because you love what you do. You’re always pouring into others but at what point do you ever invest into yourself? While you work on your sermons who is working on you?
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Tim 2:15
The bottom line
So it’s probably pretty obvious by now that we’re definitely onto a winner here!
Preaching Rocket is the real deal.
People started noticing a difference in the quality of my preaching within the first couple of weeks which says a lot!
The learning modules are packed full of training from some of the best preachers of our time.
The videos, audio files, eBooks and done-for-you resources equip you to be the best you can be and the help and support you get from the community is an absolute must-have.
Which is why I have to give Preaching Rocket a 98 out of 100.
Your Next Step…
What Preaching Rocket offers is unparalleled.
That’s why they’re my #1 recommended preaching course and the best investment you can make in yourself as a communicator of God’s Word.
If you’re serious about improving your preaching you should definitely give Preaching Rocket a shot.
Trust me, you’ll be glad you did!
As a direct result of applying the training you’ll:
- See a dramatic improvement in the quality of your sermons
- Experience the relief of having your sermons planned in advance
Click on the button below to become a Preaching Rocket member and start the training. I’ll see you on the inside!
Still have questions?
Drop me a comment below and I’ll be more than happy to help you out! :)