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Add More Art to Your Proclaim Subscription

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Proclaim gives you $1,000 worth of effortlessly beautiful Smart Media. It’s a great presentation package, but if you’re presenting each week, you might want even more.

Proclaim’s talented designers have crafted a line of deluxe presentation art: Pro Media. It’s a whole suite of seasonal and generic title slides, content and lyric slides, special-case assets like Facebook- and Twitter-centric announcements, even stunning videos. And we’re adding more art to Pro Media every month! You won’t have to go looking for great worship art anymore—with Pro Media, it comes directly to you.

Pro Media gives your presentation extra polish. It’s beautiful, not urgent.

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Of course, all the art included in your Pro Media subscription is Smart Media—for every piece, our design team has already preselected the best font, text color, size, and positioning. Proclaim’s art gives you an elegant presentation every time.

Learn more about Pro Media at ProclaimOnline.com/Media.

Then add Pro Media to your Proclaim subscription in the app or over the phone at 855-715-6467!

Why NAMB Is Equipping Church Planters with Logos and Proclaim

namb-send-network-logos-350x200Church planters need a library that’s deep enough for preparing sermons, yet compact enough to bring with them wherever they go.

While their church is new and growing, many planters are holding service in temporary spaces, so they just don’t have the shelf space for hundreds of books. They’re also facing a wide variety of commitments on a tight schedule. They need more than just a library—they need a research assistant.

“Church planters are some of the most amazing people I know. With full schedules and modest finances, dedicating resources and shelf-space to a library of books and commentaries is hard for many to do.” —Aaron Linne, Logos’ director of church products

That’s why the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is giving each of its church planters a Logos 5 Silver base package and a six-month license to Proclaim. They’re giving all these pastors the best tools and resources to disciple their churches.

“This will be a great step in helping our church planters go deeper as they explore Scripture for their own spiritual growth and as they lead members of their congregations to grow deeper in their faith.” —Micah Millican, NAMB’s director of church planter relations

Equip your organization with the best tools for Bible study

We’ve been expanding our bulk-purchasing options for ministries—now churches, colleges, and ministry groups can make cost-effective Bible study tools available for entire organizations at once. If you’d like to set up your whole faculty, seminary, congregation, or other organization with Logos 5, Proclaim, or both, now you can!

If you’re interested in purchasing bulk licenses for your organization, please contact our sales team:

Academic SalesAcademic@Logos.com | (800) 878-4191

Songwriters: Last Chance to Write and Record with Paul Baloche

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Proclaim is partnering with  Integrity Music and LeadWorship.com to give someone the opportunity of a lifetime! Enter before June 15 and you could be writing a song with Paul Baloche, the man behind well-known worship songs like

  • “Open the Eyes of My Heart”
  • “Above All”
  • “The Same Love”
  • “Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)”
  • And so many more!
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Explore the Logos Blog Network

The Logos Blog NetworkYou subscribe to LogosTalk because you want to hear about special offers, learn to do better Bible study, and stay up to date on the latest Pre-Pubs—but have you subscribed to our other blogs?

We operate a whole network of blogs that cover everything from devotional content to Bible study tips to worship leadership. Here are a few you might enjoy:

ProclaimGreat for pastors, worship leaders, and users of Proclaim church presentation software, the Proclaim blog covers everything related to worship arts. If you’re involved in service planning, this blog is a must-read.

FaithlifeWritten for all people of faith, the Faithlife blog will teach you the basics of Bible study. In addition to Bible study tips, you’ll find chances to grow together and learn from Christian influencers through our Quote of the Week series. Continue Reading…

Coming Soon: Survey Your Congregation in Real Time

Can you imagine polling your congregation and including the results in your presentation—in real time? Soon you’ll be able to do just that using Proclaim church presentation software’s Signals feature; church members will be able to vote right from their mobile devices.

Just post a survey slide, and everyone will get a Survey Signal sent to their Logos or Faithlife Bible app. As they vote, results will appear onscreen. Now’s the perfect time to get your church familiar with Signals—the new Survey Signal feature is coming soon, and you can be one of the first in the world to use this cutting-edge tool. Download Proclaim now.

Building a Sermon with Logos 5

It’s Saturday night, and your preaching pastor or Sunday school teacher is sick / has a family emergency / is on a plane to Hawaii. And now you’re suddenly teaching in the morning. What do you do?

I’m going to show you how to build a memorable, powerful sermon with Logos 5’s new Sermon Starter Guide. Hopefully this will shave hours off your prep time—hours that you can spend with your family or give to other ministries in your church.

Let’s build a sermon on Philippians 2:1–4.

I’ll start by typing in Php 2:1–4 in the Sermon Starter Guide search bar:

Logos automatically recognizes that the core message of this passage is humility. What a terrific place to begin! As soon as I hit enter, Logos 5 populates my list with thematic outlines and topics that I can click on to explore things like humility, encouragement, or pride.

Logos 5′s thematic outlines are particularly time-saving in the sermon-building process. They provide lists of cross-references, set up in bullet-point outlines of particular themes you may want to treat in your sermon. If you’ve found one that you’d like to use as a foundation, export it to your word processor—Word, OpenOffice, etc.—or, if you want to show it off to your church or group, put it straight into a presentation program like Proclaim.

I want to focus on “Christlikeness” as my core message, so I’ll pick that outline. Once I’ve exported it to my word processor, I can delete points or add my own.

My sermon now looks like an outline of Bible verses summarized with headers. While it would be great to simply read the Bible to my audience, I think it might be helpful to look up other quotations, sermons, and stories that relate to becoming like Christ. Further down in the Sermon Starter Guide is a section called “Illustrations,” which has its own section on Christlikeness. I find some quotes I like in Nelson’s Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations & Quotes, namely from Charles Spurgeon, which leads me to Spurgeon’s sermon “Christ’s People—Imitators of Him.”

The Sermon Starter Guide has given me several threads to explore, with dozens of resources I can pull into my sermon to help me explain the passage to my group. Whether I want to make my sermon more conversational for a general audience or more exegetical for an informed audience, I can easily follow these threads deeper and deeper until my sermon has the substance and strong points I want, all guided by a single theme.

Every step of the sermon-building process in Logos 5 has been designed to give you substance and save you time. In less than 20 minutes, you can have an outline supported by a dozen or more Scripture passages and guided by a single theme. You can be well on your way into researching illustrations, stories, and visualizations to make your sermon come alive.

Upgrade your base package—get Logos 5

Sermon Starter is available only in Logos 5 Bronze and higher, so upgrade your base package now to experience the best in Bible study.

Make Preaching from Your Tablet Even Easier

Preaching from your iPad or Android tablet has never been simpler. With the latest update to the Proclaim remote app, you can see your sermon notes right alongside your presentation slides—no need to divide your attention. Now you can put everything into delivering your powerful message.

You can get the app for free in the iTunes app storethe Google Play store, and the Amazon app store—just search for “Proclaim.”

This free remote app works in tandem with Proclaim church presentation software. Once you download the free Proclaim desktop app, you can log in using your Logos account and make a sample presentation. Just enter your preaching notes, announcements, and service cues with the appropriate slides. When you like what you see, subscribe to an On Air license to deliver your presentation.

Start making better presentations now—get the free Proclaim remote app in your app store, and then download the free desktop Proclaim app.

Build Amazing Presentations with Proclaim

You use Logos Bible Software to prepare your sermon. You dig deep into the original text. You prepare the right illustrations, stories, and questions to teach and challenge your congregation. But making all that information look excellent in a presentation—well, that’s another story.

When it comes to turning your message into a presentation, Logos wants to make it as easy as possible—and we’re getting you started with a bunch of free media.

Proclaim church presentation software works seamlessly with Logos Software, allowing you to send images, quotes, and Scripture directly from Logos. Because Proclaim is cloud-based, your whole team can access and adjust the presentation from anywhere with an internet connection. As you’re making your presentation, you’ll find lots of free media—$500 worth. And we’re adding new media all the time.

Download Proclaim for free and make a sample presentation today by logging in with your current Logos account. If you don’t have a Logos account, it’s easy and free to create one.

3 Reasons Logos Resources Are So Valuable

I talked to someone recently who pointed out that some Logos resources are public domain. His question to me was, “Why should I pay for books I could possibly find for free?”

This was a great question, and I was able to quickly rattle off three features that make Logos books invaluable.

1. Networked Resources

Every book in a normal library (whether physical or electronic) operates independently; the value of each book is primarily the information it carries. Your Logos resources, however, are linked together, building a vast network of information. When Logos creates an electronic book, we tag the contents by word, phrase, topic, and reference, making the whole of your library exponentially more valuable than the sum of its parts.

Logos senior vice president Dale Pritchett communicated this multiplying value in a fantastic 2010 blog post entitled “The ‘Network Effect.’

Not only do Logos books create an extensive network of information—they make up a growing ecosystem of platforms tying Bible study together. You can use your Logos library for study, discuss rich passages with your Faithlife Community, or easily share quotes and passages with your congregation via Proclaim.

What makes networked resources so amazing is that they’re completely searchable—in seconds! Imagine opening the 86-volume Baker Academic Biblical Studies Bundle and pulling up every one of the collection’s references to John 17 in moments. Now imagine that with thousands of resources.

2. Multiple Platforms Mean Constant Accessibility

Not only can you access your books from your PC or MacBook—you can access them with the iPhone or Android apps.

That’s not all! You can also read your books on any browser through Biblia.com or while connected with your friends and church on the Faithlife Community apps.*

3. Your Resources Are Updated for Free

We shared some updates to the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary in a blog post back in May. These included fixes to typos, bibliographic milestones, links to nearly 40,000 bibliographic citations, and thousands of references to new data types. All these updates happened behind the scenes without you having to lift a finger.

A customer recently commented in the forums how pleased he was to find his Oxford Bible Commentary updated—this is a product we haven’t sold in many years.

These are just a couple of reasons why Logos books are the most valuable electronic resources available. If you’re looking to start your own Logos library, make sure to check out our base packages. You’ll get tons of resources at pennies on the dollar, as well as fantastic features for Bible study!

 

*If you haven’t downloaded the Faithlife Study Bible, it’s free through March 2014 with the coupon code FREE. Once you have the study Bible, you’ll be guided to the Faithlife Community iPhone and Android apps.

Free Memorial Day Templates from Proclaim

You’ve been working for weeks on this Sunday’s Memorial Day service. If only your presentation had a cohesive look to tie the service together.

Don’t worry—Proclaim has you covered.

Proclaim has uploaded a new collection of 6 free Memorial Day templates to bring continuity to this Sunday’s service. With the free Memorial Day collection you’ll get the following slides:

  • Welcome
  • Happy Memorial Day (pictured)
  • Bible slide—Lay out your verses on custom made Scripture slides
  • Sermon title slide
  • Song slide—Perfect template for your worship songs
  • Standard Memorial Day background slide—Ideal for announcements, tithes, prayer time, or anything else you need to communicate

This new Memorial Day series is just one of 12 free templates available in Proclaim. You can also upload your own art, or subscribe to Graceway Media and choose from more than 10,000 breathtaking backgrounds. With Proclaim, your Sunday morning presentations will look amazing—and come together seamlessly.

To try this content out for your church service, simply download Proclaim and log in with your Logos account details. Select NEW to start a new presentation and grab the Memorial Day template to customize for your own service.

You’ll need an On Air license to use Proclaim with your church, but with prices starting at only $10 a month there has never been a better time to get started!

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