Have you discovered our free interactive Accordance Webinars? Throughout the week you can participate in live Accordance training in hour-long sessions that cover just the content you need.
Here are the free Accordance webinars for the week of June 26 - 30, 2017:
Accordance Commentary Survey
Monday, June 26, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
Pastor Abram K-J walks you through various commentary series available or Accordance and how to put them to best use in your studies and preaching.
Taught by Abram Kielsmeier-Jones
Beginner Basics, Part 3: Searching
Monday, June 26, 5:00 - 6:00 PM EDT
Join us for this hands-on class with step-by-step instruction while working in your own Accordance program. This webinar includes tutorials in the following subjects related to Searching in Accordance: Using Quick Entry; Single word, Exact, and Flex Searching; Wildcard Searching; Phrase Searching; Two words in the same verse; Words beginning with a capital letter; Designing a Concordance; and using Analytics.
Taught by Linda Perry
Studying the Synoptic Gospel Parallels in Accordance
Thursday, June 29, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
This webinar includes an overview of defining the Synoptic Problem, looking at proposed solutions to it and what sources the gospel writers may have had. The seminar focuses on using Accordance resources to study the differences and similarities of gospel parallels and the importance of such study for teaching ministries.
Taught by Dr. James Davis
Strong's Numbers and English Word Studies
Thursday, June 29, 4:00 - 5:00 PM EDT
Even if you've never taken a Hebrew or Greek class, you can still gain access to the underlying biblical languages in Accordance with any "keyed" Bible translation. Join us for this webinar on how to perform "responsible" word studies using Accordance Bible Software
Novedades en Accordance 12 y materiales en español
Búsquedas y Panel de información en Accordance 12
Nos complace anunciar una nueva serie de seminarios online en español presentados por Rubén Gómez. En estos encuentros, de aproximadamente hora y media de duración, se repasan algunas de las funciones más destacadas de Accordance Bible Software. Estos seminarios se emiten en directo, generalmente a partir de las 3:00 PM (hora de la costa este de EE.UU.), y son una oportunidad única para aprender y plantear preguntas sobre el programa bíblico Accordance.
Aquí están los enlaces de los dos primeros seminarios, a los que asistieron personas de lugares tan alejados entre sí como Jerusalén, Italia, España, Argentina, Texas y Los Ángeles.
We are pleased to announce live training webinars in Spanish taught by Rubén Gómez. In these webinars, that run for about an hour and a half, Rubén introduces some of the most relevant features of Accordance Bible Software. The sessions are live, usually starting at 3:00 PM (EST), and are a great opportunity to learn and ask questions about Accordance.
We have provided links to our first two webinars, which were attended by people in Jerusalem, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Texas and Los Angeles.
In the previously recorded webinar, learn how to install Accordance Mobile and customize it to your liking in the Preferences. This webinar also covers the basic interface features as well as the Online Store.
In this webinar originally recorded on March 10, 2016, Richard Perry demonstrates five foundation features of Accordance Bible Software that all users should know about for best use and practice.
Join Abram Kielsmeir-Jones in this webinar recorded on March 2, 2016, as he discusses basic Hebrew resources available for Accordance. This webinar will show the user how to get started with studies in Accordance using the Hebrew Bible, how to do basic Hebrew word studies, how to go deeper with Hebrew word studies and how to save your Workspace for repeated use.
The Accordance Timeline allows you to explore the historical context of a person or event in the Bible. In this webinar, recorded on March 10, 2016, David Lang demonstrates how to navigate the Timeline, customize it to show the information you need, and even add your own timeline items.
We asked Dr. J. (Timothy Jenney) to give us his evaluation of the first month of webinars, and decided that the best place to share it with you is here, on our blog. As you can see, he overcame considerable obstacles to bring you the weekly session, and we are not done with the improvements.
There have already been hundreds of downloads from the Webinars page, where you can access the recording of the session, or Dr. J's notes and Keynote summary.
It’s not quite been a month since we broadcast our first webinar. and I’ve been asked to offer some of my reflections on it.
It’s been an exciting adventure. There are some things I will never forget about start up week: trying to solder that last telephone wire connection 15 minutes before the 1 PM broadcast; splicing a broadband internet cable at 7:30 PM, cut by my telephone installer that afternoon, in order to broadcast again at 8 PM. Weeks later found me broadcasting from a vocal booth in 90° heat, breathing fumes still present from installing acoustic foam hours earlier [the house A/C makes too much noise to be left on during a broadcast]. I was trying to balance 3 microphones and three headsets at once [VoIP, telephone headset and personal recording]. Talk about wearing multiple hats!
I also have some very fond memories of that first month: conducting webinars with great interaction and questions, your very warm thanks and encouragement, and conversations with other Accordance enthusiasts around the world [via e-mail, chat and audio]. You’re a bright, diverse, very enthusiastic bunch, and I’d enjoy sitting down to share a cup of coffee with any of you!
I have had to make some adjustments. After years of teaching to “live” audiences, I got used to being able to see their faces. Those visual clues helped me adjust my pacing, let me know when I needed to explain something better—and when students [or parishioners] got my jokes [or not!]. Our webinars offer none of that, at least not yet, so I have to rely heavily on my experience, wait for your comments and questions, and even generate my own excitement at times.
Some of you have asked me, “What’s in store for the future?”
You’ve probably noticed most of our first webinars have been at the basic level. Our first priority has been to develop a pool of resources for new [and basic-level] users. We’ve already scheduled some more advanced sessions [particularly Greek, Hebrew and Key Number searches] and soon you’ll see some task-oriented webinars: how to prepare an expository sermon, how to exegete a passage for a college/seminary research paper, and how to prepare a presentation for a Bible study. I imagine you’ll also see some special guests, who will share their unique uses of Accordance. We may even host a “round table” webinar or two.
We are also diligently working on improving the quality of our recordings, particularly the audio. Eventually, we hope to offer this same kind of material as podcasts, accessible from both our website and Apple’s iTunes service. If you have an Apple TV, you’ll be able to watch these on your HD widescreen [much to your teenager’s dismay ;-)]!
While it is my face you see and my voice you hear in the webinars, like any production these webinars are a team effort. Helen Brown’s help files and David Lang’s blogs are real gold mines of information. Helen also proofs each week’s presentation, offering numerous, helpful suggestions. Joel Brown, our resident video and recording expert, always encourages me to push the envelope, to strive for even better quality audio and video. Many others on the Accordance team have been kind enough to sit in on these webinars, ready to feed me private hints to answer questions I couldn’t otherwise. They’ve done so many Accordance seminars over the years they have answers to questions I haven’t even thought of yet!
I’ve served as pastor of several churches, taught college and seminary classes, and taught online and I must say this is my favorite job, ever. After all, I get to work on a Mac, use software that I love, and teach people how to study the Bible—and they even pay me for it!
Shhh. I don’t want them to know that, were I able, I’d do it for free!