Encourage Your Church with Counseling Resources

As a minister, you are constantly helping others with their daily struggles and painful experiences. It can be hard to know the best way to handle each and every issue that will come up in your ministry.

Counseling Resources Can Help

With counseling resources in your Wordsearch library, you’ll find it easy to search topics and combine additional material from other resources in your digital library. The Cross-Reference Explorer in Wordsearch will also help you find interesting stories and practical applications you can use in creating lessons and sermons about any of these important topics.

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Equip Your Church with Two New Series

The First Steps Series

The First Steps Series is a tool for church leaders to help those unfamiliar with the teachings of Jesus grow into new disciples. A great building block for a Sunday school class or sermon series, the First Steps Series will help you guide your ministry as you think through some of life’s big questions.

Each of the ten volumes covers a different topic, including Church, Service, Character, Relationships, Voices, and more. Every volume asks important questions about each topic and provides illustrations, key verses, memory verses, and summaries.

Taking your church through these books will equip them to grow in character, knowledge, and action.

A Little Book Series

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Designed to Encourage Expository Preaching & Teaching

The Bible is a book to be read, to be understood, to be obeyed, and to be shared with others. Beacon Bible Commentary is planned to help at the points of understanding and sharing.

Christian preachers and teachers since the first century have sought to convey the gospel message by reading and explaining selected passages of Scripture. The Beacon Bible Commentary seeks to encourage this kind of expository preaching and teaching. Covering the entire Bible in ten volumes, this set will help preachers, teachers, and laypersons discover the deeper meaning of God’s Word and unfold its message to all who hear them.

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Move Through the Bible with Heart-Engaging Questions

The Knowing the Bible Series was designed to help you better understand and apply God’s Word and then teach this knowledge to others.

These 12-week studies are made up of four basic components:

  1. Reflection Questions to help readers engage the text at a deeper level.
  2. Gospel Glimpses that highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book.
  3. Whole-Bible Connections that show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ.
  4. Theological Soundings that identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture.

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Follow these Instructions to Access the Wordsearch 12 AppStream

Read this first if you haven’t learned about the Wordsearch 12 Appstream for Catalina users.

If you are a Mac Catalina user, please email us at wsdirector@lifeway.com telling us you need access. Please include the email address associated with your Wordsearch Bible account. Due to the high volume of requests we are expecting, we ask that you email your request rather than calling in. We should be able to handle your request within 24 hours of receiving it.

Once your request has been received, we will grant you access to AppStream in your account through our customer database. At that time, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to access the AppStream.

Find a list of FAQs here.

Major Mac Catalina OS Update

As you are aware, the Wordsearch desktop application has not been available on the Mac Catalina OS. We have been working tirelessly to provide a solution, but we know that this situation has caused tremendous inconvenience and frustration. We wanted to apologize once again for the trouble this has caused.

To keep you updated where we are in the process, we wanted to let you know that we have some good news. We have come up with a solution that will launch early next week and wanted to show you a preview of what you can expect.

To start with, this is not our permanent solution for Catalina, but we wanted you to have access to your program and library as soon as possible.
The Wordsearch 12 AppStream gives you access to the full Wordsearch 12 program as well as your library.

As long as you have the Internet, you can connect to the Wordsearch desktop experience. (Please note this is the full program and different from our app.wordsearchbible.com site.)

Here is what the Wordsearch 12 AppStream looks like:

Other Notes: 

  • This is only for Mac users, and we are asking that you would provide a quick verification of your Mac computer (more information coming on this next week.)
  • If on Mojave OS or prior, you can upgrade to Catalina once this is available, but please note that there is no offline capabilities within the AppStream. If you prefer to stay on Mojave OS or prior to maintain your offline access, we understand and will continue to work towards providing the offline solution soon.  
  • With that said, there are no offline capabilities with the Wordsearch 12 Appstream. As a reminder, this is not our final solution for Mac users.
  • The Chrome browser and Firefox browser are recommended for best use. Safari will work, but you will have a better experience with Chrome or Firefox.
  • We will send an email again to everyone with the exact instructions on how to connect.
  • This is completely free for current Wordsearch users, even if you currently have an older version of Wordsearch.

Thank you again for your patience. We will email again with the exact instructions on how to connect early next week, along with more information.