Sermons is a core feature of My Sermon Notes. We created the app with fill-in-the-blank notes in mind, and Sermons allows pastors to add their sermon notes prior to the service so everyone can download the template and take notes when it is time.
Adding a sermon
To add a sermon, sign in to the admin portal at https://portal.mysermonnotes.com. Click "Sermons" on the top menu of the portal and click the "Add Sermon" button.
This is the main title that users will see at the top of the note and in their list of notes.
The subtitle is a smaller italicized title that appears under the main title. This may include key bible verses or additional information.
Tags are a valuable way to help users find the sermon when they use the search function. We recommend adding phrases related to the subject of your sermon.
This is the date on which your sermon will be given. The "date given" field controls when the sermon note template will be available for users to download in the app, so we recommend setting it to the date of your service. NOTE: once the date specified in the "date given" field has arrived or passed, you will no longer be able to edit the sermon notes. We do this so that a user's notes won't be changed after they have already taken them.
A "note" is one key point in the sermon. You may add as many "notes" as you'd like to a sermon. A note does not need to have a fill-in-the-blank box, but you have the ability to create one.
A note can be formatted to have fill-in-the-blanks by putting underscores for each character of the word. For example, if you wanted to have a blank for "world", you would instead put five underscores (i.e. for God so loved the _____). This will automatically convert to a fill-in-the-blank field on the app.
To make text bold, italicized, or underlined, use the controls in the top right corner next to the "Add" button.
Automatic note boxes
We will automatically add a large text box below each "note" (or sermon point) in the app for the user to add additional text on specific sermon points. These won't show in the admin interface, but they will be automatically added on the app.
Sermon note points may be organized by clicking and dragging the tab to the right of the note.
To edit a sermon, click the pencil icon next to the sermon name on the Sermons screen. Once you've made your edits, click "Save."
To delete a sermon, click the pencil icon and click "Delete" to the left of the save button. Please note that the sermon will no longer be available to your congregation in the "New Sermons" screen on the app, but users who have already taken notes on this sermon will still have their notes.