6 Essential Resources for Ministry

ministry collectionPastors, preachers, teachers, and other ministry leaders are constantly looking for ways to be more faithful and effective. One way to do that is by building a solid library. But every library has room to improve. Often, ministers will fill their libraries with respected commentaries, the latest theological resources, solid Bible reference works, and their favorite scholars’ systematic theologies—and that’s wonderful.

But how strong is your lineup of resources specifically written to help you become more effective in ministry?
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The Missing Piece in Your Evangelism

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There’s a slew of evangelistic methods out there, but one element is key to their effectiveness: prayer. If prayer is absent from our methodology, we’re missing one of the most essential elements of effective evangelism. But how can we incorporate prayer throughout the evangelistic process? In ED121 Introducing Evangelism, Bobby Conway focuses on the importance of prayer and presents eight ways to pray in order to improve evangelism. Watch this clip to learn how to empower your evangelism through prayer.
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Save on Essential Resources for Text Critical Studies

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Text critical study is often elusive for serious bible students. But it shouldn’t be. And with the powerful tools in Logos 6, studying textual criticism is easier than ever. But to get the most out of these powerful features, you need resources specially tagged to power them. That’s why we created the Textual Variants Collection.

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Key Resources for Back-to-School

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The school year is upon us! As a college or seminary student, you need more than highlighters and ballpoint pens. You need resources that can stand the test of time.

The Logos Back-to-School Sale is your perfect opportunity to get those very resources at an incredible discount; up to 49% off in some cases! Today, I’d like to share top resources that will last through seminary and beyond.

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Search for the Commands of Jesus with Logos

find every command of jesus with LogosToday’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

We are told, in Matthew 28:20 that part of discipleship is obeying all of Jesus’ commandments. The logical question then is, What did Jesus command? And a follow up inquiry would be How can we locate the commands of Christ in Scripture?

Since the makers of Logos Bible Software have carefully tagged Scripture, we can combine a couple of those tags into one search allowing us to quickly find where Jesus issued a command. First, however, we need a bit of background about the search.
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20 Ways to Use the New Apologetics Collection

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Everyone wants a comprehensive library, but gaps are inevitable. Maybe you’re happy with your selection of commentaries, but your apologetics section could use some love. Or perhaps you have a strong selection of systematic theologies, but haven’t yet gathered a solid lineup of biblical theologies.

Right now, you can get 60% off when you pick up select new collections to round out your library. Biblical theology, apologetics, ministry, preaching, church history—we’ve got you covered. Browse these new collections now and save!

For the new Apologetics collection, we’ve pulled together a solid lineup of resources from a diverse group of top-notch scholars. Here are 20 ways you can use the new Apologetics collection to deepen your study and defend your faith.
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Zondervan and Thomas Nelson Sale

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For the first time in our history, we will be offering Dynamic Pricing and discounts on all Zondervan and Thomas Nelson collections! Complete your collections like Word Biblical Commentary, NIVAC, and ZECNT and get a discount for resources you already own. The sale starts September 1—add to your wish list today to make shopping easier!
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2 Simple Ways Logos Streamlines Your Study

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Logos can shave hours off your study time by simplifying the mundane, time-consuming tasks that don’t have anything to do with actually studying the Bible. Tasks like flipping between multiple resources and tracking down obscure journal articles can quickly eat up the precious time you could be using to perform in-depth exegesis or develop key points of application.

Let me show you how Logos can save you time by streamlining this part of your study. I’ll use The Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament: Acts for this tutorial. If you’d like to follow along, you can download it here for free throughout the month of August. 
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Take Back Your Saturdays

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You don’t have to spend precious hours on your day off putting together Sunday morning’s slideshow anymore. Now you can build your sermon or worship presentation as you study.

New to Logos 6, Visual Copy lets you create beautifully designed slides drawn from quotes across your Logos library. With Logos, importing your slides into your favorite presentation software is a breeze. Plus, Visual Copy makes it simple to share your slides through social media, so you can instantly show others Scriptural insights without interrupting your Bible study. In this video, one of our Logos Pros shows you how to use this tool to build stunning, professionally designed presentations.

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Unlock Teach the Text Commentaries with Logos Now

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Logos Now is a continually expanding subscription service. Every six weeks, subscribers are the first to access new Logos features and media. Additionally, Logos Now subscribers get several books unlocked to their accounts on a monthly basis, to be used for the entirety of the month.

For the month of August, Logos Now comes with access to two volumes from the Teach the Text Commentary Series. Edited by John H. Walton and Mark L. Strauss, the Teach the Text Commentary Series helps Bible teachers move seamlessly from interpretation to communication. Structured according to distinct preaching units, the commentary features sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text. This format helps you quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of a passages and provides suggestions for connecting the text to our modern world. [Read more…]