What We’ve Been Up To – “Just the Basics” Conference

563548_10151483383514643_78739560_nLast 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.

I had the opportunity to chat with many of those in attendance, and I heard about some of the struggles they’re facing in their churches, and how Satan is on the offensive. The mission of WORDsearch is “to serve those who preach and teach to change lives.” The preachers and teachers that attended this conference are the real heroes, serving out in the trenches day after day. If we, in our own small way, are able to help them through this software tool, then I feel honored to be a part.

If you weren’t able to attend this conference, you’re in luck, because we will be having two more later this year. One in May, for intermediate users, and one in October for the more advanced. If you can make it out to one of these, I would highly encourage it.  Obviously, not everyone can do that, but guess what? You don’t have to jump on a plane or endure a long road trip to learn from our wonderful trainers. We offer free (THAT’S RIGHT, FREE) training all the time through our website. You can sign up for as many classes as you want, all free of charge. And these classes cover the gamut of how to effectively use the program. There are even special one-on-one training classes where you can talk about whatever you want!

If you can’t make it to Nashville, do the next best thing and check out some of these online classes. You can find the calendar at this link: https://www.wordsearchbible.com/training. You’ll be glad you did!

God bless,

Mike Giles

Mike Giles is a Sales/Customer Service Representative for WORDsearch Bible Software.  Mike is a dedicated follower of Christ, a husband and a father of two.  He can be reached directly at 1-800-825-2648 (ext. 7145) or at mike.giles@lifeway.com.

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