It's the 21st century and their are many new ways to use technology to help share your faith and beliefs in the emerging 'Information Age'. The following are a collection of links to selected web sites offering free & open source software (FOSS) and tools for religious organizations and individuals. Check them out!
- Bible App for Kids - A popular free and open source app for kids.
- Bible Time - A free and open source Bible study program.
- BibleGateway - A web site offering access to an online Bible search engine and other useful research tools and information resources.
- Christian Clip Art - Links to free Christian clip art provided by the Atlantic Fish web site.
- Christian Web 2.0 - Providing a comprehensive listing Christian Web 2.0 resources and sites, e.g. social networking, blogging, Bible study, pastor resources, etc.
- ChurchBiz Online - Offering a variety of free solutions for churches, e.g. software, eBooks, music, and much more.
- A free, open source database driven program to help churches
track members, families, groups, pledges and payments.
- Open source software with church members management, church
financial budget, user management etc.
- CrossWire Bible Software - A variety of open source religious software products for use on Laptops, Desktops, and PDAs.
- CyberSpace Ministries - A web site offering free software, Bible games, and other products and services.
- Freshmeat Shareware - List of Bible related open source software on the Freshmeat web site.
- GearDownload - A web site providing a list of numerous open source or shareware religious software.
- Lectionary - A web site with free and low cost software, preaching and teaching tools for pastors, chaplains, and other clergy.
-An open source lyrics/media projection application developed
specifically for churches
- A a free, open-source software application created to manage
lyrics, chords, lead sheets, overheads, computer projection, and
Download Christian sheet music, MP3s, chord charts, MIDI, and lyrics
- SWORD Project - A Bible software development project that has created a range of related cross-platform open source tools.
- TechMission Christian Software - A collection of freeware and open source software aimed at Christian organizations and individuals. They include church management software, ministry software, Bible study software, and more.
- Ubuntu: Christian Edition - a free, open source operating system geared towards Christians. It is based on the popular Ubuntu Linux.
- Xiphos - A popular open source Bible study software application.
There are many other links to available information and tools that have been posted on the COSI 'Open' Religious Technology & Tools web site.
If you know of other free and 'open source' tools, send us the links so we can share them with our readers.