Get Your Bible Study Online with Faithlife

Summer’s here, which makes this the perfect time to gather a church group or a collection of online friends for Bible study.

Start by combining the Faithlife Study Bible (which you can get for free) with Faithlife.com, and you’ll get all the tools you need to put together a powerful study for people who can’t regularly get together.

One church has already done this and seen amazing results! To let you in on their secret, Torn Curtain Church in Greenville, South Carolina put together a video that walks you through getting involved in their Colossians study:

Are you, your church, or your friends using a Faithlife study group? Leave us a comment and tell us about it.

Download the Faithlife Study Bible, and start your own group today!

Create Amazing Events with the Faithlife Calendar!

Your online Christian community will take a huge step forward with Faithlife’s latest update. The addition of events and calendars lets you organize all your group outings, celebrations, and services in one place.

Create an Event

I just set up a tournament at church for the game Apples to Apples. I simply clicked the “New event” button (example) to get started and then picked a name for the event (example). When it comes to choosing an event type, there’s a dropdown menu with 19 choices, like birthday party, class, confirmation, and more.

Once I named and scheduled the event, I added the pertinent information (example). Then I just needed to send out invites. You can invite individuals or entire groups (example).

Create Events for Specific Groups

Want to create an event for just one of your groups?

  1. Go to that Faithlife group
  2. Click the Calendar tab (example)
  3. Create a new calendar event (you can even set recurring events, such as church services, small groups, and Bible studies) (example)
  4. View your events either as a list or in calendar view (example)

This is the perfect time to start your Faithlife community. Sign in using your Logos account, or sign up for a free account!

The Faithlife Study Bible Gets New Content!

The Faithlife Study Bible is one of the most comprehensive study Bibles available, but that doesn’t mean we’re content to stop there. We’ve recently added tons of all-new material to the FSB.

These brand-new additions include updated FSB sidebars by reliable and prominent contributors, including:

In addition to the sidebar notes, more than 20,000 words have been added in notes on Genesis, Ephesians, and Philippians. We’ve even revised and updated other notes throughout the FSB.

The Lexham Bible Dictionary (bundled free with the FSB) has also been enhanced. We’ve added new articles totaling more than 66,000 words! These articles address subjects like:

  • Baptism
  • Joseph
  • Early Christian worship
  • Trinity
  • Rhetorical criticism
  • And much more

You want a study Bible that will grow with you, and the Faithlife Study Bible is adding new study notes, maps, media, and articles constantly.

Download the Faithlife Study Bible free through March 2014 and you’ll get:

  • Three layers of study notes—go deeper into the meaning of the text.
  • The Lexham Bible Dictionary—learn from more than 2,800 articles.
  • Rich media—augment your study with tons of photos, videos, and infographics.
  • Community Notes—share favorite verses, thoughts, and questions with your church, small group, etc.
  • Reading plans—read through the Bible with groups.
  • Devotions—reflect on the Faithlife Study Bible’s daily devotionals.
  • Smart searches—find what you’re looking for when you need it.
  • Highlighting—customize your notes with more than 80 colors and symbols.
  • Document sharing—share notes, lesson plans, outlines, and more with your groups.
  • The freedom to study anywhere—use the FSB in Logos 4 or on your mobile device.

If you haven’t downloaded the Faithlife Study Bible, why wait any longer? Get it free today!

Win a Scholar’s Library from Logos Bible Software

We want you to have comprehensive tools for Bible study. Enter now and you could win a Scholar’s Library from Logos Bible Software! Scholar’s Library is a massive library for serious students and scholars of the Bible, with hundreds of books at over 92% off the equivalent print editions. This prize will equip you with more than 475 books and commentaries—worth nearly $8,000 in print.

Combine the Scholar’s Library with the Faithlife Study Bible, and you are ready for dynamic and life-changing Bible study.

The Faithlife Study Bible equips you for dynamic Bible study. You start with the complete biblical text in the trustworthy Lexham English Bible translation and then add:

  • Three layers of study notes—go deeper into the meaning of the text.
  • The Lexham Bible Dictionary—learn from more than 2,700 articles.
  • Rich media—augment your study with tons of photos, videos, and infographics.
  • Community Notes—share favorite verses, thoughts, and questions with your church, small group, etc.
  • Reading plans—read through the Bible with groups.
  • Devotions—reflect on the Faithlife Study Bible’s daily devotionals.
  • Smart searches—find what you’re looking for when you need it.
  • Highlighting—customize your notes with more than 80 colors and symbols.
  • Document sharing—share notes, lesson plans, outlines, and more with your groups.

You can get the Faithlife Study Bible free through March, 2014.
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Faithlife Adds Important New Features

Your Christian community happens online at Faithlife.com.  And with visible reading plans, group associations, and the ability to share documents—connecting with your community online just got a little easier.

You could already:

  • Create and join groups of friends, family, coworkers, and classmates.
  • Share your Logos resource notes with groups.
  • Share announcements, news, and events with your church groups.
  • Create study groups for your seminary classes.
  • Share notes on Bible verses through the Faithlife Study Bible.

But Faithlife’s new features make connecting with your groups even easier!

Group Associations

If you’ve created a group for your worship team, small group, etc., you can go into your settings and connect it with other groups.

When people visit your page, they can see other entities and ministries your group is affiliated with.

As a church, you can add all the groups associated with you, too. As you can see, when you go to CrossPoint Church’s page, you can access the Worship Team page in the group tab.

Shared Documents

When your church is connected through Faithlife, all the groups you’re part of can communicate seamlessly. I can go to one location online and leave a message for the worship team, find out when I have nursery duty, encourage my men’s group, and find out about the next week’s upcoming BBQ.

Faithlife’s latest update makes sharing documents a snap.

I was able to upload the lead sheet to “A Mighty Fortress Is My God” for my worship team. Not only can we as a team stay up-to-date with practices and gatherings, they can upload songs, spread sheets, or anything we need to stay connected.

Faithlife is always improving with updates and new features. Do you know a way to make it better? Do you want to talk to other Faithlife users? Why not get involved on the Faithlife forum?