Sermon Tracking Software

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by MTA, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. MTA

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    I have been looking for a "free" software program for tracking what I've preached where. If anyone can help me find one, I would appreciate it.
     
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    Why not make your own in Microsoft Access or File Maker Pro?
     
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    I'm not that well versed (no pun intended) in Access and I know nothing about File Maker Pro.
     
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    What information would you want?

    I've thought of something like this before, something like:
    Text, Title, Date, Church

    It would just be a list of records like that. Perhaps you'd be able to search and report what churches, or what books, or what verses etc.

    (Based on previous threads, I guess we could also put "Original Author" and "Original Church" so if you're stealing material, you wouldn't preach it to the same church that you stole it from. :D )
     
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    NateT:

    Your list is what I am thinking of also. Text, title, date, church, occasion, additional notes. Just something simple, but still sortable by each field.
     
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    How about Microsoft Excel. This is not as good as access, but can be effective?
     
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    Pastor J:

    I took your original advice . . . I sat down this morning and learned enough about Access to set up a simple database for my use. So, I was able to get what I needed and learn a new skill at the same time. You can't beat that!
     
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    Once you learn it a little more, you can build a report form that allows you to add new entries through a form instead of into the table. You can run queries off of your table also. If you need any help, please feel free to contact me.
     
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    Pastor J and NateT:

    Thank you both for your offers to help. I will be sure to holler if I get in a bind.

    Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

    MTA
     
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    I do it in Access. My DB has date, service, title, book, chapter, startverse, endverse, place filed, occasion.

    The occasion is usually blank. I use it for something like Christmas, Communion, Mother's Day, FAther's Day, etc. I originally did the start verse and end verse separately for sorting purposes, but have never really used it that way.
     

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