Often times it’s difficult to find good, effective tools online that will benefit your church, your ministry to men, and your website. It’s overwhelming to go out and start searching – there are simply so many choices. Consequently, you end up choosing to do nothing because you’re overloaded with all of the options that are available. So, where do you turn? To us! We want to offer you good insight into tools that are effective, work well, and provide good service to you. Due to the nature of our ministry, we spend copious amounts of time on the Internet, researching and learning about what works and what doesn’t. So, we want to use that to your advantage. That’s why, from time to time, we’ll feature tools that we think are pretty cool and offer good benefits to you, to the men in your ministry, and perhaps to many others within your church.
Here are some of the latest/greatest things we think you should consider integrating into your ministry and why:
RefTagger – Huh? Trust us – it’s cool. You can make Bible references on your website “come alive” with this easy to use, FREE tool offered courtesy of Logos Bible Software. RefTagger allows site visitors to instantly view a Bible passage by hovering their mouse over a Bible reference. Learn how this works and how easy it is to integrate into your website or blog by visiting RefTagger.com. Remember, anything you can do to keep people on your site longer AND get them to read the Word of God is a good thing!
What Does the Bible Say About (WBSA) – Another free resource created by Logos Bible Software. Can you tell we’re big fans of Logos? WBSA is a topical bible index. It’s designed to direct you to the passages in the Bible that deal with the topics you’re interested in. It’s a great online resource for Bible study preparation or in those situations when you’re engaged in conversation with someone who is struggling with a particular situation and you need quick access to a good, relevant Bible verse.
Vyrso – Christian eBooks – You guessed it…this is ANOTHER Logos Bible Software site. You have to admit though…Logos has some amazing stuff put together for us to use! Here’s how they describe their own service: “Now there’s a way for Christian readers like you to enjoy your personal reading time anywhere! Vyrso brings you ebooks written by Christians for Christians. Your Vyrso experience is designed to bring you the best Christian titles on any mobile device, providing you with a virtual Christian bookshelf that goes wherever you go.”
Proclaim – Proclaim is a cloud based church presentation software program. With one “On Air” license, you can use Proclaim for any church service, classroom, or presentation within your church. It’s simple, easy to use, collaborative, and smart. One of the best features is that it easily integrates content from Logos 4, and many of Logos Bible Software’s other programs and allows people attending your church service or meeting to follow along via their smartphone, iPad, or Android device. Watch the video on the Proclaim home page and you’ll see why you should sign up and start using it.
Bible Study Connection – Bible Study Connection is a platform designed to train and disciple online. Through a highly immersive environment, believers can collaborate on a variety of Bible topics and interests, replicating a genuine small group or study experience. Whether you’re involved in a church, ministry, or individualistic group, this platform allows you to engage in every Bible study in the world…anywhere in the world. Not only is this a great resource for those seeking a unique way to perform a Bible study, but it’s also a great tool for churches and ministries to expand their reach by publishing their own Bible study curriculum.
So, there you have it. Those are our recommendations for this month. In coming months, we’ll be on the lookout for more intuitive, helpful tools that we think will be beneficial to you and your ministry. Do you have a website, app, or online resource that you’d like to share with others? Let us know! Drop us an email or leave a comment in the blog. Thanks.