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Track church stats free at ChurchMetrics.com

The more I learn about LifeChurch.tv, the more I like those folks.  I told you about the mobile edition for YouVersion.com — an online Bible, journal, commentary, and community.   But wait, there’s more!

LifeChurch.tv also offers churchmetrics.com.  This is a free cloud site for tracking church stats.  The LC-dot-tv folks take a simple approach — count the things that tell you the most about gathering people.

 Churchmetrics.com allows you to record attendance, professions of faith, baptisms, and contributions.  And, it’s scalable, so you can track multiple services and multiple campuses.  

Multiple services and multiple campuses may not be your problem.  But, if you want to keep up with your church stats in a format that’s available from any computer, including mobile phones, churchmetrics.com is for you.  Did I say it was free?  It’s free.  Always has been, always will be, according to the site.  

Now, if that’s not enough for you, jog on over to LifeChurch.tv for the free stuff on their site.  Churches are welcomed to download videos, lessons, and anything else they make available — for free!  I told you I like these folks.  

For the new year, I’m going to use churchmetrics.com just to give it a spin.  Unfortuately, they don’t let you import past data, so just start from the first Sunday in 2009, and track away!  Your church doesn’t need 9 campuses and thousands of people to benefit from good statistical info.   Happy New Year!

Free YouVersion now for iPhones, Blackberries

I mentioned this yesterday on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and some other places, but if you don’t get those feeds, here’s an early Christmas present for you:  

YouVersion, an online multi-edition Bible, is now available for Blackberries.  The iPhone version has been out for a while, but now Crack Blackberry users can have it, too.

YouVersion is a very simple, but complete Bible in multiple translations — The Message, NIV, TNIV, ASB, KJV, NKJV, and a bunch of others.  No NRSV for some reason, but they are adding other translations, like the NLT which was up yesterday.  

But wait!  There’s more!  A read-thru-the-Bible plan brings up 3 passages a day for you to read, helping you read thru the Bible in one year.  I read yesterday and today, and it’s a real help.  You can change Bible translations, search keywords or phrases, search for specific passages, go to books and chapters, and more.  A really cool feature allows users to add comments, videos, and mp3 files at any chapter.  Other users can access those comment files while reading.  

YouVersion is brought to you by the good folks at LifeChurch.tv, who are not paying me anything — although I can be bought 🙂 — to say this.  I just think it’s a very cool Bible and it’s FREE!  Did I say that already?  And, when you join the YouVersion community, you can invite all of your other friends to join, too.  So, Merry Christmas from the kind, innovative folks at LifeChurch. tv.  Thanks!