For everyone at the training conference held last week in Nashville, the time was full of fun, fellowship and learning. Trainers Scott, Rick and Steve spent both Tuesday and Wednesday teaching all the different ways to use WORDsearch in order to save time and deepen the study of God’s Word. This included how to use the in-depth search feature, how to create different desktops, the morphology tool and much more. At several points in the advanced training, the attendees clapped and cheered in appreciation of what they were learning about the program. If you weren’t able to make it (or even if you did!) here’s a look into what the conference looked like. We hope to see you next time!
For a lot of the staff here at WORDsearch, myself included, the days we circle on the calendar and really look forward to are the ones in which we get to host a training conference. Over the past couple years, the majority of our conferences have been held at the beautiful LifeWay facilities in downtown Nashville. However, last week, we enjoyed holding one here in the northwest side of Austin.
Around 60 people joined us for the three-day event, and the four different trainers definitely kept everyone busy and filled with a bunch of new knowledge. While one of the purposes of the conference is to learn more about how to study God’s Word better through our software, the reason I personally look forward to these conferences so much is due to the fellowship.
On a daily basis here at the WORDsearch office, I get to interact with our customers through phone calls and e-mails. But it’s always so inspiring to meet our incredible users face-to-face and hearing about the ministry that they serve. Like any company does, we also occasionally have struggles and difficult times. For us, that statement rings true for the months of June and July as we went through some growing pains with technology. But to finish out the month of July with this conference, my faith in our mission here at WORDsearch has never been stronger. Our mission is to “serve those who preach and teach to change lives.” To meet the users of our software in person and to hear about what they are doing to change lives is incredibly inspiring.
Last week, I had the privilege of flying to Nashville to attend our first WORDsearch conference of the year, held at the awe-inspiring LifeWay corporate headquarters. Having only been with the company for a little over a year, this was my first opportunity to venture out of our Austin office to meet some of the wonderful pastors and teachers that use our program.
It was raining and cold in Nashville, but that didn’t stop 68 men and women from joining us for a program touted as “Just the Basics.” It was a great introduction to the WORDsearch program, and the unique blend of styles from the four different trainers made it a truly worthwhile event.
Richard and Linda Perry, along with Steven Ward and Scott Winter, demonstrated the ease of maneuvering around the program while showing how powerful the program is. The attendees will no longer have to go back and forth to their bookshelves, skimming through book after book, not even sure what they were looking for.