Working at Logos Is Serious Fun

A healthy company is always looking for the most qualified people; likewise, the most qualified people are always looking to work for the best companies. This symbiotic relationship is improved when the company creates an enjoyable environment where people are allowed to flourish.

Logos is that company.

Logos Bible Software—a two-time finalist for Washington’s Best Workplaces—is hiring! If you are looking for fun, rewarding work of eternal consequence, check out our Careers page. There might be a place for you!

Celebrate Your Pastor with Pastor Appreciation Month Specials!

“Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.” (1 Timothy 5:17, ESV)

Pastor Appreciation Month Specials!

October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and a great time to recommit to praying for, encouraging, and honoring our clergy. To celebrate the value of pastoral ministry, Logos has created Pastor Appreciation Month Specials.

For every week of October we’ve selected a theme: Leadership, Worship, Pastoral Care, and Preaching. For each of these themes we’ve chosen five resources (books, collections, or other goodies) which we think could benefit a pastoral ministry. Check back every day to see what new deals we’ve released! You never know what discounts or freebies may await you!

Give the Gift of a Base Package

If your pastor is a Logos user, make sure to let them know about Logos’ Pastor Appreciation Month Specials. If your pastor is not a Logos user, then consider gifting them a Logos base package. Not only will it revolutionize their study, but you will be giving them the greatest gift possible—time. With a Logos 4 base package, your pastor can do more study faster. It is a ministerial lifesaver when the demands of ministry overwhelm an already busy week.

Get 15% off of a base package today when you use the coupon code BLESSING at checkout—your pastor will thank you!

And don’t forget to check back often to see the latest Pastor Appreciation Month Specials!

What are your favorite ways to honor your clergy during Pastor Appreciation Month? Leave us a comment and tell us about them!

Liz Curtis Higgs: Overjoyed with Logos Bible Software

Sheila Walsh and Liz Curtis Higgs

Sheila Walsh (left) and Liz Curtis Higgs at the Women in Minsitry Summit.

Today’s guest post is written by Liz Curtis Higgs. Liz is a New York Times bestselling author of Mine Is the Night, and 27 other books, including her million-selling Bad Girls of the Bible series.

When it comes to biblical research for teaching, speaking, and writing, I’ve always been strictly old school: reference books stacked on my desk, commentaries piled around my feet, and a Strong’s Concordance within reach.

It was cozy and familiar. . . but not very efficient.

I’d waste countless minutes—if not hours—trying to find the right piece of information or a much-needed quote for my work-in-progress, and pulling out my thinning hair in the process.

Then along comes Logos Bible Software, which puts everything I need at my fingertips.

I love the way it looks, like a newspaper on the screen. Simple to navigate, easy to customize, this is a software program for all ages—twenty-something, forty-something, sixty-something—and all levels of computer savvy, from novice to geek.

A Special Word for My Sisters Who Love the Word

Logos 4 is very chick friendly. I watched 40 of us click away like pros after a short, helpful tutorial at the Women in Ministry Summit. It could’ve been the complimentary Starbucks from Team Logos—boosting our brain power, but I still remembered how it all worked when I got home. So I’d say good programming, rather than my Chai Tea Latte, deserves the credit.

We also got a sneak peek at Vyrso, a Christian reading app and ebook store, which Logos recently launched. I was tickled to find my upbeat devotional book, Rise and Shine, among the thousands of titles they’re now offering in Vyrso.

Continued blessings on your efforts to grow and expand. Logos Bible Software makes Bible study not only deeply fulfilling, but also fun!

Here are a few pictures from the Summit. Check out our Facebook album for more snapshots of the day!

Women in Ministry Summit

Women in Ministry Summit

 What have you found surprising about Logos 4? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Win an iPhone 5 or Proclaim Free for a Year!

As we shared last week, Proclaim will release a FREE beta version on October 11, 2011!

Not only will Proclaim be FREE when it releases, but you can get it FREE through the end of the year if the Proclaim Facebook page reaches 11,000 fans by 11/11/11.

To help us reach this goal, we are giving away two of the best tools for preparing and running your worship presentation: an iPhone 5 or one of ten 1-year Proclaim ‘On Air’ subscriptions. The more people you tell about the promotion the more entries you can gain in the giveaway. You can get all the details on the giveaway page!

Sign Up to Be Notified When Proclaim Releases

Proclaim features can be tested as soon as the FREE beta version is available. We will send you a link to download the app when it’s available. You can sign up right here:

Proclaim is the future of church presentation software, allowing your team to truly collaborate on what will be presented. While Proclaim is simple for volunteers to learn quickly, it also allows your team to work with cutting edge technology. Among many of the great features, Proclaim pulls in lyrics from CCLI SongSelect, connects with Planning Center Online, interfaces with Logos4, and sends messages out to the mobile devices of people in your congregation. Upload your own backgrounds or subscribe to Graceway Media’s library of backgrounds and you are ready to present in minutes. And, when you are ready to present you can use the free iPhone or Android remote application.

We are excited to bring you Proclaim soon. For now, be sure to enter to win the iPhone 5 or Proclaim Free for a year. When you enter, you will have the chance to become a fan and help make Proclaim FREE through the end of the year for everyone!

Give Us Your Feedback with the Logos User Survey!

One of the best ways to create excellent software is to listen to your users. In fact, it is our conviction that customer feedback continues to make Logos Bible Software even better.

There are a number of channels to communicate with Logos. You can leave comments on the blog, email us at suggest@logos.com, comment in the forums, our Facebook page, or contact us via Twitter (and this is just the tip of the iceberg).

Not only do we thrive on your feedback, we find it beneficial to know more about you. Are you a church leader, pastor, student? How often do you use Logos Bible Software? What are your favorite periodicals? Do you own a Kindle? These kinds of questions are invaluable to us as we consider future directions and technologies.

We encourage you to visit our user survey and help us serve you better.

Simply answer the questions you are comfortable answering and skip any questions which are not applicable. You can leave the survey at any time and come back to it later to pick up where you left off.

The more data you can give us, the better position we are in to offer the products and services which will serve you best. So get started on the Logos user survey now!

Bestselling Author Carol Kent Raves about Logos Bible Software

Carol Kent and Logos Presenter Scott Lindsey during the Women in Ministry Summit.

Last week we ran a blog post on one attendee’s experience at the Women in Ministry Summit Logos hosted. We wanted to share another testimonial of how this day of training and fellowship positively impacted these ministry leaders.

Today’s guest post is from the founder of Speak Up Ministries, Carol Kent, who attended the Summit. Carol is an international public speaker and the bestselling author of several books. She blogs and directs an annual Speak Up Conference to equip the next generation of speakers, writers, and leaders.

Do you have a heart for teaching God’s Word, but a limited budget? Have you ever wondered which reference books you should purchase to best get prepared to minister to others? Do you love the Bible and long to share truth with your Bible class, retreat group, or small group?

I could have answered “Yes” to all of those questions before I was introduced to Logos Bible Software. Now, instead of spreading reference books all over my dining room table to prepare for a message, I have an entire library loaded on my laptop, so I can study on a plane, in my home, or on the road.

Logos Bible Software has revolutionized the way I do Bible study. I have Greek and Hebrew definitions of Bible words at hand by hovering my curser over any verse.

Preparation that used to take me twelve hours for one message now takes only a third of that time.

I love this software, but the best part of Logos is the people who work for this remarkable company. I have never experienced customer service that is so personalized and helpful. Scott Lindsey and the Logos team who sponsored The Women in Ministry Summit in Dallas made learning fun! They were patient, long-suffering, humorous, giving, and encouraging.

I am impressed with their program, but even more, I appreciate the way in which—even at the summit—they created an atmosphere for learning that made the most technologically challenged person feel included. The Women in Ministry Summit rocked in every way.

Here are a few of Carol’s pictures from the Summit. Check out all of the photos from the Women in Ministry Summit in our Facebook album.

See for Yourself What Logos 4 Can Do for Your Bible Study

Take a tour of the features available in Logos 4, and see how this award-winning software can take your Bible study to the next level! Then take a look at our base packages and see which one might be right for you.

The Ninth Annual Logos Bake-Off

We use the word culture to define the shared values and practices of a group, and one can get a real sense of the culture at Logos by our many cook-offs. What sort of things would you learn from a cook-off about the company culture at Logos?

  • We love to eat
  • We value the community building activity of eating together
  • We have a healthy appreciation for competition

Consider the ninth annual Logos bake-off. This event was held on the afternoon of August 16, in the historic Flatiron Building.

Ten brave contestants offered their best baked goods to hundreds of hungry Logos employees. In the end, three entrants were chosen as this year’s crème de la crème:
  1. David Ladiges: Chocolate Chip Strawberry Cheesecake Pie
  2. Bethany Olsen: Butterfinger Pie
  3. Caleb Hazel: Barnyard Berry Cheesecake

David was more than happy to share the recipe for his award winning cheesecake pie with us!

Guilt Free Chocolate-chip Strawberry Cheesecake

2 Chocolate Oreo Pie Crusts
1 1/2 lbs. cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream (room temperature)
2 large eggs (room temperature)
1 tablespoons vanilla
12 ounces chocolate chips
1–2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
Strawberry filling (vary amount to taste)

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix softened cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and mix until smooth again. Add sour cream and vanilla and mix until smooth once more. Add eggs and, yes, mix until smooth. Stir in 9 ounces of chocolate chips, reserving the remaining chips. Divide evenly into the pie crusts.
  2. Spread strawberry filling over the pie filling in an “S” shape and, using a knife, make shallow cuts in the filling to create a marbled effect mixing the topping into the filling. (Use about 2–5 tablespoons of filling per pie as desired). Reserve some strawberry filling for the topping.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50–60 minutes. When the center is nearly set (usually around 55 minutes) turning off the oven, open the oven door and leave the pies cooling for one hour.
  4. Remove pies to counter or wire rack to cool to room temperature before chilling in the refrigerator for 3—4 hours. After pies are chilled, spread a very thin layer of strawberry filling over the top of the pies. (Use about 1—2 tablespoons of filling per pie).
  5. Melt reserved chocolate chips and mix in whipping cream until smooth. Divide evenly over the pies and spread until tops of the pies are completely covered. Return pies to fridge to chill until ready to serve.

Join Us!

If you think your recipe could win the tenth annual bake-off or you would just like an opportunity to taste tons of tasty treats, why not look into a career with Logos Bible Software?

Leave us a comment and tell us what baked good you would enter in a Logos bake-off!

Work for Logos and Get Romans Road, Rocky Road, and Black Raspberry Chip!

Finally a job where you can indulge your love for the Bible and ice cream all in one place!

For four generations Graeter’s has been creating some of the world’s most irresistible ice cream. Recently, the employees of Logos got to experience this irresistible ice cream first hand.

It all started when Proclaim product manager, Matt Peterson, found Graeter’s for sale at a grocery store in Bellingham, WA. Being a recent transplant from Cincinnati, OH, Matt was surprised to see his favorite ice cream being sold locally.

Excited to share this hometown delicacy, Matt picked up a couple of pints and brought them to work for the marketing department. We loved it!

Soon Matt was on the phone with Graeter’s to see if they had any coupons he could hand out to other co-workers at Logos. What was Graeter’s response? “We’ll do you one better, we’ll send you enough Graeter’s Ice Cream to allow everyone to have some.”

A couple of days later, Logos received gallons of  dense, creamy ice cream perfectly wrapped in dry ice. Each employee got to enjoy a double scoop of Graeter’s famous Black Raspberry Chip—what a treat! This is just another reason that Logos is such a wonderful place to work.

To stay up-to-date on the latest Graeter’s news or to find where their ice cream is carried locally, follow Graeter’s on Facebook. You can also get their latest updates via Twitter!

If you are interested in a job with a company that takes both cutting edge biblical technology and ice cream seriously, make sure to check out our career page.

Lastly, the marketing team at Logos loves to forge new relationships and do fun and exciting things for their employees. If your company has some ideas for working together with Logos, send us an email at:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Logos Inspires at the Women in Ministry Summit

Some of the attendees of the Summit included (from left to right) Stormie Omartian, Carol Kent, Lysa TerKeurst, Pam Farrel, and Lisa Whelchel.

Logos recently hosted a Women in Ministry Summit where 40 women’s ministry leaders gathered together for training on Logos Bible Software and fellowship with one another.

Today’s guest post is from author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst, who attended the Summit. Lysa is a New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave and 13 other books. She blogs daily and is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Have you ever sat down to do Bible study and felt overwhelmed at where to begin? Or, heard a pastor unpack a Scripture in a way you’ve never thought about and wondered why the Bible doesn’t seem as applicable when you study on your own? Or needed to prepare a lesson and felt inadequate because you don’t have a seminary degree?

Me too.

And I’m a Bible teacher.

I’m passionate about studying God’s word. But that doesn’t mean it has come easy.

Until now.

My Bible study world went from black and white to Technicolor when I attended the Logos Women in Ministry Summit. I never knew using Logos software could aid me in my Bible study preparations with such ease, fun, and absolute thoroughness.

I’m amazed.

And not only did I get inspired with this new tool, I got to connect with other women who do what I do. It’s so rare to be with other women who do exactly what I do and know the unique pressures that come along with being a woman in ministry. Logos did such an amazing job of taking care of us, encouraging us, giving us time to connect on a personal level, and pampering us!

Thank you Logos!

I am a raving fan of Logos—the Bible Software and the staff!

Here are a few pictures from the Women in Ministry Summit. Be sure to check out all the pictures from the Summit in our Facebook album!

Weekly Roundup: August 20

The Weekly Roundup is a regular feature alerting you to significant things happening at Logos this week. Take a few moments to check out these newsworthy items for the week of August 20, 2011.

Logos Talk

Interesting Discussions

Logos Forum

Logos Facebook Page

Products

Key Item

You do not want to miss out on the free Perseus Collections!

New Pre-Pubs

Last Chance Pre-Pubs

These are Pre-Pubs shipping next week. Don’t miss your last chance to get these at their amazing Pre-Pub prices!

Vyrso

Carol Kent is very excited about her book, A New Kind of Normal coming soon to the Vyrso bookstore! We are looking forward to many great books from authors like Carol Kent, Sheila Walsh, and Jan Silvious.

Job Postings

Logos is hiring! Here are just a few of the newer posting on our Careers page:

IT Department

Marketing Department

Was there anything else from Logos you found interesting this week? Leave us a comment and let us know!