Accordance Blog
Jun 14, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Accordance 12 Advanced Features (Training Seminar Session 2)

In session 2 of this Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar, David Lang demonstrates the Info Pane, Papers, Stacks, Research, and more. This training seminar was filmed in San Antonio, Texas, on November 18, 2016 in conjunction with last year's ETS/SBL meetings.

Also, don't miss session 1: Accordance 12 Overview.

By the way, this year's free Accordance Training Seminar, held in conjunction with ETS/SBL, will be held on November 17 in Boston at a yet-to-be-announced location. We are already accepting registrations, so if you can make it, please email [email protected] and put in your name!


May 26, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Accordance 12 Overview (Training Seminar Session 1) (copy)

Each year in November, between the meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, we host a free, all-day Accordance Training Seminar. This past year in San Antonio, with Accordance 12 fresh on his laptop SSD, David Lang (VP of Development for Accordance) led our all-day seminar and we just so happened to record it. In this first session (more will be posted in coming days), David offers a general overview and introduction to Accordance. Check back soon for more Training Seminar videos.

By the way, this year's free Accordance Training Seminar, held in conjunction with ETS/SBL, will be held on November 17 in Boston at a yet-to-be-announced location. We are already accepting registrations, so if you can make it, please email [email protected] and put in your name!


Mar 24, 2017 Richard Mansfield

FREE Accordance Training Seminar in Orlando, Florida


Asbury Dunnam (Orlando)

Rule #3 of "How to Become an Accordance Expert" is to attend a free all-day Accordance Training Seminar.  And fortunately, we have one coming up for you! If you live within driving distance of the Orlando area, you will want to come join us on the Florida Dunnam Campus of Asbury Theological Seminary on Thursday, April 6.

Check out the details below:

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 9 AM to 6 PM

Florida Dunnam Campus
Asbury Theological Seminary

8401 Valencia College Ln.
Orlando, FL 32825

Room: #208

Maps & Directions

As always, the seminar is free, but we do ask you to register at [email protected] so that we'll have a headcount. For more information about other upcoming events, please see our Seminars & Shows page.


Mar 15, 2017 Richard Mansfield

FREE Accordance Training Seminar in Eatonville, Florida




If you're within driving distance of the Orlando area, don't miss this opportunity to hone your Accordance skills--or even check out Accordance for the first time! On Saturday, March 18, we will be offering a FREE all-day Accordance Training Seminar at The Life Center Church in Eatonville, Florida.

Accordance Training Seminar (Free)

Saturday, March 18, 2017
10 AM to 5 PM

The Life Center Church
63 East Kennedy Boulevard
Eatonville, Florida 32751
Meeting room: Multipurpose Building

Although the seminar is free, we do ask that you register by emailing [email protected].

For more information about this seminar or other upcoming events, please see our Seminars & Shows page.


Feb 2, 2017 Wes Allen

Studying the Bible in a New Way

Note: this blog post by Wesley Allen originally appeared January 30, 2017, on the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey website and is reproduced here with permission. Photos were also taken by Wesley Allen.

On January 28 the ABCNJ Academy sponsored a training seminar for Accordance Bible Software at New Brunswick Theological Seminary.  Roughly fifty people attended the event, about half of whom were ABCNJ pastors and leaders. While Accordance provides the training for free, ABCNJ registrants received the Accordance starter bundle and Academy credit with their paid registration. It was an incredible deal, and impressed Pastor Gregory McMillan of Hamilton Square Baptist Church, "Because of the exceptional insight of [Accordance's Rick Mansfield], I now feel better equipped to educate the church and its people. We are fortunate to have access to such a resource of information at a reasonable cost." Associate Regional Pastor, Rev. Dr. Elmo Familiaran, was equally as impressed, "The interface between Greek, Hebrew, lexicons and Atlas with my preferred English translation is just truly amazing. Reading and studying the Bible will never be the same for me."


Rick Mansfield leading the Accordance Training Seminar.

The training moved through Accordance's interface, walked though setting up highlights, demonstrated the speed and power of its search capabilities, and explored user created content like user tools and user verse notes. Two features which were just released in the most recent update, Stacks and Papers, were also demonstrated. These function as a digital stack of notecards and a structured text editor for sermons or lesson plans, respectively.


While the training was rapid Rev. Martha Bevacqua, Interim Pastor at First Baptist Lambertville, believed it was helpful for getting started with the new tool, "Any resource that helps me be a better preacher is always helpful, but learning how to use new software can be time consuming as well as challenging. The training gave me sufficient knowledge and confidence to get started using Accordance."


Accordance support professional Jay Baker helping a seminar attendee.

The session was an expression of ABCNJ's continued committment to helping pastors use the incredible tools at their disposal, and fitting them into their workflow. Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, Executive Minister and Senior Regional Pastor of ABCNJ, was pleased with what was accomplished, "ABCNJ was proud to sponsor the Accordance training event at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. We live and serve in a computer-based era, and it is vital for our clergy to utilize the best and most cutting-edge tools to grow in ministry effectiveness and faithfulness. I have been using Accordance since 2008, but I must admit I learned a great deal from the seminar and will use this software to greater effect going forward."


Wesley Allen is the pastor of Central Baptist Church in Palmyra, New Jersey and an Accordance user since 2008.


Aug 18, 2016 Richard Mansfield

Upcoming Accordance Events in Boston

Boston Public Library
Accordance representatives will be in Boston in the coming weeks, and if you're going to be in the area, we hope to see you there.
We will be participating in Gordon-Conwell's National Preaching Conference on September 8-9, followed by a free all-day Accordance Training Seminar on September 10. The training seminar is open to anyone, and if you would like more information about the preaching conference, follow the link below:
National Preaching Conference
Thursday and Friday, September 8-9, 2016
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
South Hamilton, MA Campus
Accordance Training Seminar
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9 AM to 6 PM
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 
130 Essex St., South Hamilton, MA 01982
Room: Pending


May 12, 2016 Richard Mansfield

Upcoming Accordance Seminars and Shows: Summer 2016

seminar photo

Since Accordance has an international customer base, this summer we are going to have an international presence with our training seminars and other events.

Please visit our Seminars and Shows page for more information, and to register for any event below, please email register in advance at [email protected]

Here are all of our events coming up this summer. Check the dates and locations to see if we will be anywhere near you!

Sydney, Australia

Thursday, 19 May 2016
1 PM to 5 PM

Accordance Training: From Software to Sermon
(A seminar that aims to help pastors use Accordance Bible Software to prepare and present sermons.)

51 Druitt Street
Sydney, Australia
CMS Meeting Room
Level 5

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Saturday, June 4, 2016
9 AM to 6 PM

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
14542 Choate Circle
Charlotte, NC 28273
Room: 122A

St. Louis, Missouri

Southern Baptist Convention
Tuesday and Wednesday
June 14-15, 2016

America’s Center
Booth #421
701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101

Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary
Monday, June 20
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

All-day training seminar

Download promo poster in Chinese or English.

Manila, Philippines

Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Taytay
Saturday, June 25
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

All-day training seminar

Download promo poster.

Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang
Wednesday June 29 - Friday July 1

Seminar and sessions with faculty

Wednesday 2-5 PM (Introduction)
Thursday 8-11 AM (Sermon Preparation and Applied Studies)
Thursday 2-5 PM (Biblical Studies)
Friday 2-5 PM (Consultation)

Download promo poster.

Seoul, S Korea

ISBL Annual Meetings in Seoul
Sunday, July 3 - Thursday, July 7

Visit our booth in the exhibit area and attend our sessions during the meetings

Tuesday, July 5
Yonsei University - Location Pending
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Introduction to Accordance Bible Software

Wednesday, July 6
Yonsel University - Location Pending
1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Accordance Bible Software Demo and Training

Saturday July 9
Torch Trinity Graduate University
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

All-day training seminar, open to all

Download promo poster.

Tokyo, Japan

Japan Bible Seminary Pastors' Conference
Monday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 13

Tuesday July 12 afternoon
One hour presentation and 2.5 hour training session

Open to all conference participants

Japan Bible Seminary
Wednesday, July 13

2.5 hour afternoon seminar for students

Ochanomizu Christian Center
Downtown Tokyo
Thursday, July 14
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

All-day training seminar

Download promo poster.

How to Register

The training seminars are free to all attendees. However, it greatly aids our planning if attendees do let us know as soon as possible if you plan to come, and inform us if your plans change.

To register, send an email to [email protected]. Please reference the name of the seminar location(s) you wish to attend. You can also use this address for any questions about the seminars.

See you this summer!


Mar 16, 2016 Accordance Bible Software

Accordance Training Seminar in Florida: March 19

Training Seminar icon

Accordance will holding a FREE 4 Hour Training Workshop on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Please tell your family, friends and colleagues about this opportunity. See details below.

4 Hour Training Workshop
Saturday, March 19, 2016


9am to 1pm

(For beginners or those wanting a review of the basics of Accordance)

Hosted By:
First Baptist Church
of Winter Garden
125 East Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Room: TBD

Map & Directions

Learn About Accordance

Training seminar Accordance training seminars are here to help you! We have been equipping people to use Accordance to its maximum potential for 20 years. Whether you use Accordance for your personal devotion time, classwork, sermon preparation, research or ministerial work, our seminars are suited just for you. New user or longtime aficionado, our talented instructors will revolutionize how you use the program, or at least teach you a few new tricks!

The training workshop is open to anyone who would like to observe, review and learn more about the Accordance Basics. Users of Accordance should have completed the interactive Accordance Basics online course so that they can follow the sessions. The Podcasts series Lighting the Lamp is also helpful. Non-users are welcome to come for all three Introductory sessions and stay as long as they want. Users of Accordance can refresh their basics of Accordance.

Workshop Details

Training seminar The 4 Hour Training Workshop will be from 9am to 1pm and will demonstrate Accordance running on Mac and Windows.

You are encouraged to bring a computer loaded with Accordance so that you can follow along, but it is not essential, as the trainer's computer will be projected.

Introductory 4-Hour Training Schedule (subject to adjustment):

9:00-10:15 Introduction to the Accordance Interface
10:30-11:45 Searching Basics
12:00-1:00 Using Atlas and Timeline

Be sure to upgrade to the latest Accordance vs11 before attending the workshop, as this will be the version used during the training. This will make it much easier to follow along throughout the training.

Those who take the time to come are often very grateful to learn all the things that they never knew they were missing. Please share this seminar information with the staff and students at any institution in the area, as well as with any users you know.

How to Register

The 4-Hour Workshop is free to all attendees. However, it greatly aids our planning if attendees do let us know as soon as possible if they plan to come, and inform us if their plans change.

To register, send an email to [email protected]. Please reference the name of the workshop location you would like to attend. You can also use this address for any questions about the workshop. 

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2016


Jan 28, 2016 Richard Mansfield

Accordance in Chicago! [UPDATED]


Chicago skyline

The Accordance Team will be in Chicago for three events during the first week of February!

Moody Global Ministries We will have an exhibit at the Moody Bible Institute Founder's Week Conference from February 1-5. If you're attending Founder's Week, come by our booth for a personal Accordance demo or just to see what's new for the Accordance Library!

Plus, the Exhibitor Hall will be open to the public. If you would like to come see us, we will be set up in The Moody Church, 1630 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610. Exhibit hours are from 5 to 10 PM.

There are two free Accordance Traning Seminars taking place during the week that anyone may attend:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 (12 PM to 3 PM) 
(Special Focus on Greek and Hebrew)

The University of Chicago Divinity School
1025 East 58th Street
Swift Hall ~ Room 106
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Map and Directions

Saturday, February 6 (9 AM to 6 PM)
Community Fellowship Church
28 W 240 North Ave.
West Chicago, IL 60185
Room: #209 
Map & Directions

Note that anyone can come to our Training Seminars. You do not have to be attending Moody's conference to join us for our free Accordance Training Seminar.

If you plan to attend either of our seminars, please email us at [email protected] to register. And bookmark the Accordance Seminars and Shows page to keep up with Accordance events all year long!

We hope to see you soon in the Windy City!


Jan 6, 2016 Richard Mansfield

Upcoming January Accordance Training Seminars


seminar photo

In my blog post last year, "7 Ways to Become an Accordance Expert," #3 on the list was to attend an Accordance Training Seminar. We already have a number of these free seminars planned for 2016, but I wanted to let you know about three coming up right away for locations in California and Minnesota.

  • Los Angeles, CA
    Saturday, January 16, 2016 (9am to 6pm)
    Talbot School of Theology at Biola Univ.
    13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, CA 90639
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Friday, January 22, 2016 (1pm to 5pm) Special Focus on Greek and Hebrew
    Bethlehem College & Seminary
    720 13th Ave S., Minneapolis MN 55415
  • Plymouth, MN
    Saturday, January 23, 2016 (9am to 6pm)
    Fourth Baptist Church and Central Baptist Theological Seminary
    900 Forestview Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55441