Open Source - Religious Tools

The following are links to selected web sites offering free & open source software and tools for religious organizations and individuals.

Christian Software

  • 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.
  • Blue Letter Bible - Free Bible app and resources offered by the Sowing Circle ministry.
  • 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.
  • ChurchInfo - A  free, open source database driven program to help churches track members, families, groups, pledges and payments.
  • Church Software - 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.
  • GearDownload - A web site providing a list of numerous open source or shareware religious software.
  • Lectionary / Sermon Writer - A web site with free and low cost software, preaching and teaching tools for pastors, chaplains, and other clergy.
  • OpenLP -An open source lyrics/media projection application developed specifically for churches
  • OpenSong - A a free, open-source software application created to manage lyrics, chords, lead sheets, overheads, computer projection, and more.
  • ShareSong - Download Christian sheet music, MP3s, chord charts, MIDI, and lyrics for free.
  • 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.

Bible Software

Bible software varies in complexity and depth, depending on the needs of users, just as the purposes of the users vary from devotional reading and personal study to lesson and sermon preparation, inspirational publishing and even further research tools and translations.  For more information go to Wikipedia 

Other Religious Software

YouTube Example of an Online Bible System

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