Sermon preparation software?

Page 1 of 1 (10 items)
This post has 9 Replies | 4 Followers

Posts 2
Trevor Allin | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jan 10 2013 2:48 AM

HI

 

Can anyone help me with ideas on sermon preparation software.  I am not looking for Bible study tools as such, rather I want something I can write my thoughts and research on and then organise into points, and have like a spider diagram so that I can put the thing together visually etc.

 

Any ideas?

Thanks,

 

Trevor

Posts 1646
SteveF | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2013 8:30 AM

Are you familiar with Microsoft Office One-Note? If so quit here.

But It does have some of this flexibility--a quick web search would reveal it strengths and options.

I like that it can be used as a "white" board--and that later different locations/boxes can be joined and or separated etc.[literally moved around the screen/page

It is very visual.

 

Regards, SteveF

Posts 9289
Forum MVP
Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2013 11:35 AM

Trevor, are you thinking of something like a mind mapping program? For example: http://www.mindmapping.com/

Pastor, North Park Baptist Church

Bridgeport, CT USA

Posts 29676
Forum MVP
MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2013 11:44 AM

Trevor Allin:
like a spider diagram

I would suggest that you look at the following possibilities:

  • Inspiration 9 (my favorite for ease of learning and low price)
  • FreeMind
  • The Brain (highly recommended but some Logos users)

Wikipedia has a list of mind mapping software for other possibilities.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

Posts 449
Bill Cook | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2013 11:55 AM

Scrivener...

An index card corkboard and word processor and more...

And you cannot beat the price.

 

Posts 3253
Whyndell Grizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2013 2:16 PM

Bill Cook:

Scrivener...

An index card corkboard and word processor and more...

And you cannot beat the price.

 

This looks promising, thanks.

Posts 102
Andrew Mercer | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2013 4:55 PM

If you're using Mac OS X, Scrivener is great. If you need mind-mapping software, MindNode Pro is really good and syncs with it's iOS app. Here is their link http://mindnode.com There are other, more expensive mind mapping tools, but for me MindNode does the job

Posts 449
Bill Cook | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 11 2013 6:03 AM

There is a Windows version of Scrivener, which I use. The new beta has the OPML import that is already in the Mac version. This allows apps like Mindnode and others that can export a mind map as OPML to be imported into Scrivener as the framework or structure of the book/document/sermon you wish to build.

For mind-mapping, I use Mindjet.

Posts 2
Trevor Allin | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 17 2013 1:45 AM

Thanks to all for these suggestions.  I have looked at them.  I like Scrivener and have bought it.  Its still not everything I am looking for though.

I've decided to invest in getting a small piece of software written for me that accomodates my chosen method / process of sermon preparation.  Its the most expensive option, but anything that helps me to improve my ability to preach the word is worth it.  Eternal investment!

 

Thanks again.

 

 

 

Posts 2729
DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 17 2013 2:01 AM

Trevor Allin:
I've decided to invest in getting a small piece of software written for me that accomodates my chosen method / process of sermon preparation.  Its the most expensive option,

If you are looking for windows based software, may be willing to assist, and it may not be as expensive as you fear:

When you have worked out details of what you want, drop me a line at logosforumstuff AT domisoft DOT co DOT uk and will see how I can help, even if it just for a sounding board on what is best way forward, if you are not a developer yourself .

Never Deprive Anyone of Hope.. It Might Be ALL They Have

Page 1 of 1 (10 items) | RSS