Creating and Editing Sermon Notes on Your Church App 🎥

How to Create a Sermon Note

  1. Log into your Tithe.ly Church App Dashboard

  2. Click on “Sermon Notes” in the left side menu

   3. Click “New Sermon Note” to create a new note.

 

How to Customize/Format a Sermon Note

Entering the “Top Note Information” for Your Sermon Note 

 

  • Title: The title of the sermon.

  • Author: The speaker for the sermon.

  • Banner Image Link: A link to an image to display at the top of the sermon. 

  • Bible Version: Whenever you include a Bible reference within your notes, the text will appear in the version selected.

Adding Text to the Body of Your Sermon Note

  • To add text, simply start typing the large text box. 

  • To adjust font size in your sermon note, simply insert a “#” before the text to adjust its size. See below for examples. Be sure there is a space between the “#” and the text you are adjusting.

  • To Bold your text, select the “B” icon shown below.

  • To Italicize your text, select the “I” icon shown below.

Adding Code to Your Sermon Note

  • To add code to your sermon note, just click the below icon and insert the code!

Adding a Quotation or Scripture to Your Sermon Notes

  • To highlight a quotation in your sermon not, place your cursor where you would like to highlight the quotation and simply select the quotation mark icon shown below.

Adding Lists to Your Sermon Note

  • To add a bullet-point or numerical list to your sermon note, place your cursor where you would like to insert a list and select the appropriate list icons shown below

  • To create a hyperlink in your sermon note, simply highlight the verbiage you wish to link and select the hyperlink icon below.

Adding an Image to Your Sermon Note

  • To add an image to your sermon note, place your cursor where you would like an image to be added. Then select the image icon shown below to browse through your device’s images. Select the image you wish to insert.

Adding a Table to Your Sermon Note

  • To add a table to your sermon note, place your cursor where you would like the table to be added. Then select the table icon shown below.

Adding a Note Field to Your Sermon Note

  • To add a field where your app user can freely take their own notes, place your cursor where you would like this section to be added. Then select the bubble icon shown below.

Adding a Fill-in-the Answers Field to Your Sermon Note

  • To add a field where your app user can interact with the note and fill in the blank, place your cursor where you would like this section to be added. Then select the notepad icon shown below.

Adding a Fill In The Answer With Set Answer Field to Your Sermon Note

  • To add a field where your app user can interact with the note and fill in the blank with a set answer, place your cursor where you would like this section to be added. Then select the checkmark icon shown below.

Saving Your Sermon Note

  • To make sure your sermon note creation is saved, be sure to select the green save option at the top of the screen before you leave the sermon note page. If exited out of this page without saving your content, there is a high possibility that your unsaved content will be lost.

Previewing Your Sermon Note

 

  • After saving your sermon note, selecting the grey “Online” option at the top of the page will allow you to preview your sermon note in full.

  • The “Toggle Preview” option allows you to quickly go back and forth to preview the work you have already created for your sermon note.

           

 

  • The “Toggle Side-by-Side” option allows you to have your text box and your sermon note preview side by side as you add content to your sermon note

         

 

  • The “Toggle Full Screen” option allows you to view the preview of your sermon note in full screen mode.

         

 

 

 

How to Connect Your Sermon Notes to Your App

Connecting your Sermon Notes to your app is a simple step you will only need to take the first time you create a sermon note! This can be done in one of two ways (or even both): 

 

1) Go to the Tabs page in the App Dashboard and look for a new tab named "Sermon Notes" (example shown below). Most likely you will find this tab under the "Addable Tabs" category. 

 

To make this tab active, click and hold the tab and drag it to either "Main Tabs" or "More Tabs". 

 

To learn more about the tabs page, click here!

 

2) You can also have us make your Sermon Notes a featured tile on the home page layout of your app. Please contact us at grow@tithe.ly to have this edit made for you!

 

For more helpful tips on how to create and edit your Sermon Notes, click here! 

 

Creating a Note-Taking Feature For Your App

Many app users enjoying taking their own notes while listening to a sermon or podcast. Please note that with our sermon notes feature, the note is created on the App Dashboard by the admin, not by the end user.

To create this feature in your app, go in and create a sermon note. 

Then, place your cursor in the text box where you would like the note-taking section to be added. Then select the bubble icon shown below (only select this once).

Then, save your new note and try it out on your app!

 

Previewing Your Sermon Note

Selecting the “Toggle Side by Side” button directly above the text box is always a good idea when starting a new sermon note. By viewing the editor in Side by Side mode, you can see what your notes will look like as you are typing them.

Note: If you ever want to return to the normal dashboard, simply press the “Full Screen” button.

Entering “Top Note Information”

Correctly entering the key details for the sermon note is important! This information is not only the first the app user will see when they view a sermon note, it also affects the searching capabilities in your app. Below are a few fields we advise adding for every sermon:

  • Title: The title of the sermon.
  • Author: The speaker for the sermon.
  • Banner Image Link: A link to an image to display at the top of the sermon. 
  • Bible Version: Whenever you include a Bible reference within your notes, the text will appear in the version selected.

Here is an example of what a note can look like when you put in all the above information:

Adding a Banner Image Link

A link to an image to display at the top of the sermon. We highly advise adding one of these because they make a great first impression for a sermon. Great resources for finding free images are Freely Photos and Pixabay. Simply copy a link to the image and then paste the image address in the “Banner Image Link” field for your sermon notes.

Adding Scripture References

Whenever you include a Bible reference within your notes, the text will appear as a hyperlink! When an app user taps the text, it will open a popup that displays the scripture for that passage in the bible version previously selected in “Top Note Information”.

If you want to display the scripture within the notes without requiring a popup, we advise to simply type the scripture reference and version of the Bible (i.e.: “Genesis 1:1-5 NIV”) into Google. Then copy the scripture text, and paste it back into your notes.

We suggest putting scripture references in Blockquotes to help the bible verse pop off the page. To do that, highlight the scripture, and then select the Blockquote button:

Editing Text Sizes

To adjust font size in your sermon note, simply insert a “#” before the text to adjust its size. Be sure there is a space between the “#” and the text you are adjusting. Adding more hashtags will make the text smaller and smaller. See below for examples. 

Below is an example of creating a header, a sub-header and a scripture as a blockquote within a sermon note:

 

Organizing Your Sermon Note

As most your sermon note will be text, it is important to keep it looking clean and organized for your app users. Here are some suggestions for keeping your sermon note looking great:

  • Use the blockquote option for any quotation or bible reference
  • Add additional spaces in between the sections of your note. This will break the text up nicely so your eye has a place to land when viewing the note.
  • Label or name the different sections of your sermon note and use the “#” option. Having a line of text that is larger than the rest is a great way to keep your sermon note clear and organized.

Editing the Sermon Media Content on Your Church App 🎥

 
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