How to Search for Sermons by Venue

A Logos user presented the following scenario to me:

I’m a traveling itinerate preacher speaking in various churches, but do revisit the same churches periodically. If I start using the Sermon Editor to archive my messages, is there a way to search the files by location so I don’t preach the same sermon in the same church?

That’s an excellent and very practical question.  Fortunately, the answer is yes!

First, let’s take a look at how to record the venue for the message:

  • Choose Documents | Sermon
  • Notice in the Sermon Info section the Venue box on the Occasions line (A)

  • Make sure to place in this Venue box the name of the place the message was delivered such as First Church Nashville TN (B)
  • Remember to click Add occasion and insert a new venue for each time the message is presented (C)

Now let’s examine how to search the files by venue:

  • Click the Search icon in the upper left of the program
  • Select Basic as the search type (D)
  • Select Your Documents from the resources to search drop down list (E)
  • Place in the Find box the venue for which you’re searching and place multiple words within double quotes such as “First Church Nashville TN” (F)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the search results
  • Notice in the results area the sermon documents containing that venue! (G)

If this is a search you execute often, drag the tab of the open Search panel (H) to the Shortcuts bar. Now when you click the shortcut icon, a Basic Search of Your Documents opens automatically. Input your venue, press the Enter key and you’re good to go!

For more information about the Sermon Editor, be sure to order your copy of the Logos Training Manuals Volumes 1-3.

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Morris Proctor
is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

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Morris Proctor

Morris Proctor (1961–2023) was a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software and founder of MP Seminars. Morris trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, and his team continues to provide many training materials.

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