It’s summer. Families are traveling, attendance is sparse, but your budget hasn’t changed.
How can you ward off the summer giving slump and encourage your congregation to give cheerfully so that you stay on track with your church budget? (more…)
When you walk into church this weekend, consider what it would be like without an administrator making sure everything works behind the scenes.
Who would make sure coffee was ready? Would the church building be clean? Would the bulletins be accurate?
Your church needs people gifted in administration, yet their work is easy to overlook. With that in mind, here are a few simple ways to encourage church admins as they faithfully serve the church: [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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Comparably provides accurate and comprehensive compensation and culture data to understand employees’ true value and needs to make work better. Recently, Comparably awarded Faithlife three Comparably 2018 Culture Awards:
We’re always looking for talented, awesome, fun employees. Interested? Join our team!
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.
Join Dr. Craig Evans in his search for answers to an ever-present and challenging question: Can we really trust the Bible?
In Fragments of Truth—now available for pre-order—Dr. Evans travels the globe to track down the most ancient New Testament manuscripts and learns from the experts who know them best.
Along the way, he highlights groundbreaking new evidence, challenges skeptics, and demonstrates the strong reliability of the New Testament manuscripts:
This insightful documentary is available for pre-order on Blu-Ray and in digital formats, so you can watch it anytime, anywhere, as many times as you want.
When you entered the ministry, you probably didn’t dream of sitting at your computer tinkering with your church website.
And now you don’t have to.
Faithlife Sites frees you to focus on what matters most by giving you a church website that runs itself.
Plus, it’s free.
Faithlife Sites takes the work you and your staff already do every week—like keeping a calendar, creating announcements, or uploading a sermon—and uses it to automatically populate your church website.
You can get your site up and running in minutes and leave the updating to us.
When you send newsletters, create events, or post sermons through your Faithlife church group, all that information shows up on your website instantly. You never have to worry about conflicting or out-of-date information on your site, because Faithlife keeps everything in sync automatically.
And if you already use Faithlife tools like Proclaim and Faithlife Sermons, your work is even more effortless.
Now when someone asks, “Who runs your church website?” you can truly answer, “No one.”
Your church website is the front door of your church. When families are searching for a new church home, they start online. When they hit your homepage, you want to be sure you’re putting your best foot forward—accurately representing the heart and mission of your ministry.
You also want to be sure everything is clear and up to date.
Visitors will easily find:
Plus, Faithlife Sites offers members-only pages, revealing custom content to anyone in your church’s Faithlife group. That way sensitive information—like your church directory—isn’t exposed to the the whole internet, but is still easy to find for those in your church.
All of this helps bring more people into your church family, and bring your church family closer together.
Why rely on one tech-savvy person to make changes to your church website? If you or your staff need to change something, you should be able to do so immediately.
With Faithlife Sites, you can. You can grant anyone admin access, and no one needs to know any coding.
Simply update the relevant information in your Faithlife.com church group—such as event details or a new small group discussion PDF—and it will show up instantly on your website, beautifully designed and ready to go.
All your information lives in one central, easy-to-navigate place.
If you can type, you can have a website.
At Faithlife we use technology to equip the Church to grow in the light of the Bible. For more than 25 years that mission has guided everything we do. This year, to better equip the Church, we are focusing on several key areas:
With this in mind, we’ll be sharing the progress that gets us excited around the office more frequently, with more intention, and with more opportunity for feedback.
Below you’ll find some highlights of how Faithlife is helping equip the Church. We are excited about partnering with you, and would love to hear how you are using our tools in your ministry—along with what we can do to better serve you.
Follow the group at Faithlife.com and share with us today.
– Bob Pritchett [Read more…]
The Bible repeatedly attests to its own inspiration, authority, and reliability. But in recent decades, skeptical scholars have challenged the assumption that the Bible we read today is the same as it was written thousands of years ago.
The Gospels in particular have come under fire: What if these foundational documents were doctored to push a theological agenda?
In a new feature-length documentary from Faithlife Films, Dr. Craig Evans takes this claim head on, traveling the globe to track down the most ancient New Testament manuscripts.
We’ve partnered with Fathom Events to bring Fragments of Truth to the big screen for one night only on April 24. I sat down with the film’s director, Reuben Evans, to discuss the new movie and how it demonstrates that the evidence for the Bible’s reliability is stronger than ever.
Some scholars claim that Christians tampered with New Testament documents to push a theological agenda. What kind of changes do they say were made? [Read more…]
Faithlife’s Vyrso Ebooks has changed its name to Faithlife Ebooks.
Effective February 1, the change makes it even easier to identify with the larger company and our broader mission—using technology to equip the Church to grow in the light of the Bible.
We’re also expanding the Faithlife Ebooks catalog with even more original content from Lexham and Kirkdale Press, including fiction and non-fiction from trusted Christian authors.
Faithlife began in 1992 with a computer program for searching the King James Bible in plain text. That soon morphed into Logos Bible Software, with mobile and desktop applications used by pastors, church workers, academics, and Bible students worldwide.
Today the Faithlife family includes everything from Logos Bible Software to Faithlife Proclaim (church presentation software), Faithlife TV (family-friendly video), Logos Mobile Education (theological education), and more.
We’re giving away a Logos 7 Gold base package—a $1,500 value—and you have unlimited chances to win. Plus, just by entering you’ll get 10 days of free Bible study training!
Follow the 10-Day Bible Study Training Group on Faithlife for your chance to win. It’s that simple!
Here’s this week’s roundup of articles, freebies, videos, deals, and more from Faithlife.
J.I. Packer is easily one of the most influential evangelical theologians of the twentieth-century. In the Faithlife TV original documentary Known by God: An Interview with J.I. Packer, the celebrated author reflects on his life ministry and legacy.