Faithlife launches latest version of Logos Bible Software with new features designed to help Pastors focus on ministry
Includes New Counseling Guide, Sermon Manager, Factbook & More
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 26, 2020 — Faithlife, makers of integrated church technology products, today released its highly anticipated new version of Logos Bible Software, Logos 9. Designed to help ministry leaders spend more time serving the Church, Logos 9 includes multiple new features, many of which are specifically focused on helping pastors bring order to the chaos of busy modern ministry life.
“We are thrilled to release this latest version of Logos both to those who have used our software for years and to new users who will soon discover the joy of having their ministry work and Bible study simplified and amplified through technology,” said Bob Pritchett, Faithlife co-founder and CEO. “We have listened to the needs of Logos users and adapted for the rapidly changing world in which we live where technology solutions are more key to ministry than ever before.”
Logos 9 includes a number of new or improved features to help leaders build and deliver their weekly sermons, such as Sermon Builder, which is an update of the previous tool known as Sermon Editor and helps pastors to prepare messages by automatically insert Bible passages and populating slides as they write their sermon. Additionally, the new Sermon Manager tool allows users to plan their preaching calendar around seasons, holidays, and church and local events and to archive all previous sermons in one place, making it easier to find and reference old sermons. Preaching Mode takes sermons created in Sermon Builder and presents them in a format designed to help preachers communicate clearly and powerfully with built-in, seamless slide control that integrates with Faithlife Proclaim.
In an effort to help pastors minister to individuals in these unprecedented times, Logos 9 also now includes the Counseling Guide, a new feature that provides a plethora of resources on tough issues, including eating disorders, depression, anxiety and more.
To assist pastors with in-depth Bible study, Faithlife also created the Logos 9 Factbook, a one-stop-shop acting much like a Christian version of Wikipedia where users can find curated, trustworthy information on hundreds of thousands of people, places, events, passages, words, concepts, and much more.
With Faithlife’s recent acquisition of LifeWay Christian Resources’ Wordsearch Bible software, Logos will integrate thousands of new books into its system, providing a rich library of Christian resources including dictionaries, commentaries and Logos-compatible resources from the B&H Publishing Group catalog.
In addition to these new features, Logos 9 is available in English, Spanish, German, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). The updated version also provides a comprehensive reading management system and improved tools for visualizing data, browsing commentaries, exploring the books of the Bible, sharing documents and adding images into notes.
“We cannot wait for Logos 9 to be in the hands of pastors and Bible students around the world and to see the way it changes their day-to-day lives,” said Phil Gons, vice president of Bible study products at Faithlife. “Logos Bible Software was created to help ministry leaders spend their time on the work they were called to, and we are excited to see what new opportunities this updated version will unlock.”
To learn more about Logos 9, visit https://www.logos.com/.
Logos Bible Software is Faithlife’s premier product and the preferred Bible study tool for pastors, scholars, students and lifelong learners worldwide who want to dive deeper into the intricacies of God’s Word. Used by renowned faith leaders including John Piper, Beth Moore, John MacArthur, Bishop Charles E. Blake and Lisa Bevere, to name a few, Logos enables users to obtain seminary-level knowledge and training at a low cost. To learn more about Logos, visit https://www.logos.com/.
Faithlife, based in Bellingham, Washington, with offices in Arizona and Mexico, has been using technology to equip the Church to grow in the light of the Bible for more than 25 years. Since 1992, Faithlife has developed a full suite of church management tools, academic study resources, smart digital books, and Logos Bible Software, all part of its integrated ministry platform that automates tasks and simplifies workflows. For more information, visit https://www.faithlife.com.