If you use Logos 7, you may already know about the Sermon Editor tool that allows you to create your sermon, including notes and info, all within Logos Bible Software. What you may not know is that the same sermon you create in Logos can be automatically published to SoundFaith and your Faithlife church group. Once published, your sermon can be easily shared over social media, podcast, or on your church's website. Learn more about the automatic publishing process by reading on below.
Create Your Sermon in Logos
First create your sermon in Logos using Sermon Editor. At the top of the sermon, set the date of the sermon to the date you'll be delivering it. In this same section, you can add tags and other metadata that will stay attached to your sermon when it is published.
Tip: the more metadata, including tags, you add to your sermon, the better others can find it when they search for it.
Sermons are set to auto-publish to SoundFaith by default. You can choose to publish your sermon to your user account on SoundFaith, or to your Faithlife church group. You can uncheck the box at the bottom of the sermon info section to turn off auto-publish.
Did you know? You can also send your sermon to Proclaim to present it on the date you set in your sermon info section. Read more about how Proclaim works with the automated sermon publishing process below.
Find Your Sermon on SoundFaith
To view the sermon on SoundFaith after its publication, navigate to SoundFaith.com in your browser and sign in using the same credentials you use for Proclaim and Logos. In the top right corner of the browser window, next to your avatar, click My sermons to view a list of all your draft and published sermons.
Note: if you exported your sermon from Logos to Proclaim, a draft of your sermon is automatically created on SoundFaith. After you present your sermon on air in Proclaim you can publish it to SoundFaith.
Benefits to Hosting Your Sermon on SoundFaith
Once your sermon is published to SoundFaith, you can continue to add to it and receive feedback. Below are a couple of ways in which hosting your sermons on SoundFaith can be beneficial:
- Add audio and video - you can attach an audio or video recording of your sermon on SoundFaith. If you use Proclaim to publish, the video and audio recordings will be automatically attached to the sermon.
- Interactive comments - learn and review what others think of your sermon and how it helped them to get closer to God.
- Share with your congregation - it's easy to locate and share your sermons on SoundFaith. Sermons hosted on SoundFaith can be embedded on your church website, podcasted, or shared on social media.
- Help other pastors - publishing a sermon to SoundFaith gives others the chance to be inspired by your work in their own practice. The better you tag your sermon, the more searchable it becomes and the better you can help others.
Automatically Publishing Sermons Using Proclaim
When you export your sermon to Proclaim from Logos, a draft of the sermon is automatically created on SoundFaith (don't worry—this won't create a duplicate when it's time to publish). Once you're done recording your sermon in Proclaim, you can publish it. Publishing your sermon from Proclaim will update your sermon recording with the audio/video recordings and change it from a draft to a published sermon on SoundFaith.
Additionally, publishing your sermon through Proclaim will create an automatic post to notify members of your church group that it's available.