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David Winn has spent the past 21 years in a role he didn’t even want. Not at first. He’s been the regional pastor of Southern California and Southern Nevada for the Church of God movement for the past 21 years. He’d spent 20 years pastoring in the local church, loved his job, and had no plans to leave. But God clearly had other plans for Pastor David’s life. [Read more…]
About a year ago, leaders from the Church of God came to us with a need: to increase unity across their movement.
We had just begun our early access program of Faithlife Equip, an integrated platform of all our ministry tools, and we were inviting churches to pilot it. Church of God Ministries contacted us, and we began dreaming together about how Faithlife Equip could serve their entire movement.
We’d gather Wednesday nights for a scaled-down version of Sunday morning: a little singing, some prayer, and meatier teaching.
The kids would be dismissed for age-appropriate classes, while the adults stayed in the sanctuary for lecture- or discussion-based lessons. It was an effective way to get our whole church body growing in biblical literacy. [Read more…]
With how much of our interactions happen online now, more and more churches are using technology to encourage spiritual growth and fellowship throughout the week.
This is not to replace face-to-face teaching and fellowship, but to reinforce it, providing opportunities to learn and build relationships in addition to the few times a week people can get together. [Read more…]
We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re excited to announce what we’ve created in response.
This past quarter we have been busy launching three products to equip the Church to grow in the light of the Bible and also enhance your ministry:
- Faithlife Giving, an electronic donation platform
- Faithlife Sites, an integrated website platform
- Faithlife Connect, a single subscription that draws together hundreds of videos, ebooks, courses, Bible study tools, and other resources to grow your faith.
We’ve built these tools with your feedback in mind and are confident you will love what you see. But we also want to hear how we can serve you better. Please follow the group at Faithlife.com and share with us today, then keep reading to learn about other ways we are working to come alongside you in ministry.
Thanks for being with us,
– Bob Pritchett
Helping you help the Church
We know churches desire to be good financial stewards. And because online giving is the future of tithing, we’ve introduced Faithlife Giving, an electronic platform for givers to gift funds to churches and nonprofit ministries.
Churches will benefit from simple, streamlined budgeting with electronic records, saving time and effort. Donors can give through their desktop or mobile device with a single or recurring donation and easily add funds to different events—or split funds between events.
And because it’s integrated with Faithlife Groups, givers can get more involved in mission while supporting their church. How can we help your church give more cheerfully? Let us know in the Faithlife Giving community.
Another new product, Faithlife Sites, helps churches easily build and maintain websites. This integrated website platform automatically updates a church’s website based on information such as the church calendar, smart photo galleries, and most recent sermon. It’s built for community and so easy you barely have to touch it.
Join the Faithlife Sites group, and learn from others who are using Faithlife Sites.
Deepening relationships in the Church
More churches and individuals are leveraging Faithlife Groups to communicate activities and build relationships across their church community. A Faithlife Group supplements individual and community experiences with faith-based books, films, and images to help you go deeper in Bible study.
Unique to Faithlife Groups are prayer requests, events, and newsletters. And the Faithlife Groups app allows you to connect with your community on the go! Groups can be public or private, and items can be shared within those groups to foster a community that’s always connected.
On the horizon . . .
We know how hard you work but also how much time administrative activities take. That’s why we are working on creating a new suite of products that will strengthen relationships across your staff and whole congregation to help you fulfill your mission—and give you back time to do what you do best: ministry. Stay tuned for when this product goes public.
Read, learn, grow
Meet the newest Logos base package: Logos 7 Fundamentals
Logos 7 Fundamentals is a brand-new Logos package that helps anybody deepen their Bible study, no matter their skill level. It offers the breadth of what a good Bible study library should have, including dictionaries and encyclopedias, commentaries, word study resources, theology resources, devotionals, and more. Purposefully lean, Logos 7 Fundamentals is perfect for anybody who wants to deepen their Bible study on a budget.
Where can you find solid biblical content that will deepen your Christian walk without overwhelming you? Meet Faithlife Connect, a single subscription to hundreds of Christian resources—videos, Bible study tools, courses, Logos, ebooks, and Bible Study Magazine—as well as exclusive discounts. Check out everything included in Faithlife Connect, and be sure to let us know what you think by posting in the Connect group.
Bible Study Magazine digital edition
It’s here! Bible Study Magazine is now available digitally in a new Logos format. You’ll enjoy the same sound advice, tools, and methods for Bible study from pastors, professors, historians, and archaeologists as in the print version. What articles have you recently enjoyed in Bible Study Magazine? Follow the group and share them in a post.
In your community
The Faithlife Ministry Relations team will be at a number of conferences in the summer months including the Young Leaders Conference in Atlanta, GA on August 2–4. Stop by our booth. We’d love to see you!
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- Best CEOs for Women
- Best Professional Development
- Best Leadership Team
We’re always looking for talented, awesome, fun employees. Interested? Join our team!
Your feedback matters
Our goal is to build products that help you grow in the light of the Bible and give you back time to do what you do best: ministry. We’re hearing you like what you see—but we want to know how we can serve you better.
Follow Faithlife.com today and let us know what kinds of products and tools will help you grow in the light of the Bible.
For a limited time, everyone in the Logos Bible Software Faithlife group can access Rick Brannan’s Anticipating His Arrival: A Family Guide Through Advent.
For a limited time, everyone in the Logos Bible Software Faithlife group can get a free copy of Rick Brannan’s Anticipating His Arrival: A Family Guide Through Advent.
Just follow the Logos Bible Software Faithlife group to get full access to the book through December 31. When you click “Follow,” the book will be automatically added to your library.
And if you’d like to read along with the group, just join the reading plan that appears in the feed right after you begin following.
This devotional provides daily Scripture readings along with discussion questions—and answers. This is key: many Christian parents who have run family devotions know the experience of dutifully asking prescribed questions in a devotional but not quite knowing what the author was getting at. Brannan leads the reader along.
The readings in Anticipating His Arrival are brief, manageable for busy families. Rick tells a few relatable stories—like the time his family anticipated his own father’s arrival back from a military deployment—but he keeps the focus on the Bible, reading it and then understanding it.
Through the month of December, get access to this insightful advent resource for free! Just visit the Logos Bible Software Faithlife group and select “Follow.”
This is a guest post by Peter Krol.
I loved seminary while it lasted. The academic environment, the spiritual fervor, the disciplined accountability. Lectures, discussion groups, and access to both an exceptional library and a brilliant faculty. What a treat.
So you can imagine my chagrin when it came to a premature end. I had to move across the state. Life’s expanding responsibilities held me by the collar. The seminary had to drop my tuition discount. And there was not yet such a thing as distance education. Mine was a cold, hard providence.