Because FaithLife is integrated into Logos, you and your group members can highlight and make notes on your group study passage in Logos, and the notes and highlights will show up for the entire group to see on FaithLife or on their own Logos app.
This is a great tool to continue the conversation between meetings. A leader could find a resource to answer a group question and point it out so other group members can read it. Group members can make notes on the weekly passage as they read, inviting other members to share their thoughts. You can also share group prayer requests, remind members to read the next passage, and even choose a Logos reading plan to do together. To get the most of these group tools, however, requires multiple (or all) group members to purchase Logos, which may be too large an investment for some. If your group members already have Logos, though, be sure to take advantage of these group tools.
I didn't find Logos to be intuitive, and it took me a while to learn how to use the various tools. I'm actually still learning, but their support videos and articles have been helpful. Be aware of this. Chances are, you'll need to spend considerable time learning how to use Logos.
Once you learn how to use it, though, there are incredible resources available. For a run of the mill group that focuses on the sermon or on premade studies, I doubt you'll use much of Logos for your group. But for those who are part of groups committed to intense Bible study, or for those who write their own questions or studies, Logos 6 is a great resource. And, as mentioned above, if you lead a group where multiple group members uses Logos, take advantage of the helpful group tools.
Small-group pastors who create their own studies for groups may find Logos 6 to be incredibly helpful. Between the plethora of resources and the visual copy artwork, you can quickly pull together a great study. Then you'll just need to write some questions, and these articles can help with that.
Logos 6 can also be a great tool for personal study, so if you're interested in purchasing it for that use, be sure to consider how you might use the resources for your group as well.
Logos 6 is available now.
—Amy Jackson is managing editor of SmallGroups.com; copyright 2014 by Christianity Today.