Sermon Transcription

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You can add transcripts to your sermons in Logos Sermons in three ways: upload a document, input it directly, or use purchased sermon transcription credits. Transcripts not only make your sermon available in text format, but they also auto-generate a full sermon tone analysis.

Automatically transcribe your sermons with a single click—right from the sermon page! Transcribed sermons include the full, interactive and searchable text of the sermon, enable closed-captioned playback, and auto-generate a comprehensive tone analysis.


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Upload a Document

Direct Input

Use Transcription Credits

Interact with your transcription


Upload a Document

Uploading a text document will generate an automatic sermon transcript. While the process is simple, you can update the transcript only by re-uploading the document. From your sermon's page:

  1. Scroll down to the Notes & Transcripts section and click Import from a file.

    Import Sermon text

  2. Select a text document containing your sermon text. Once the transcript processes, the text will display at the bottom of the sermon page. The document will be added to the sermon’s list of associated files.

    Sermon Transcript

    Note: When you add a transcript by uploading a document, you cannot edit the transcript text from Logos Sermons. To update the transcript, you must delete the old transcript document and upload an edited document in its place.


Direct Input

You can also manually add a transcript directly from any sermon’s edit page. Choosing this method allows you to make changes directly from Logos Sermons. From your sermon's page:

  1. Click Edit to add your own transcript manually.

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  2. Scroll down to the Notes & Transcripts section and click Edit sermon notes. As you add sermon text on the left, a preview of your transcript will display on the right.

    Edit transcript

  3. When you’re finished, click Done in the top right-hand corner of the transcript editor and Save the sermon. Because you added the transcript manually, you can edit the transcript by returning to the Notes & Transcripts section of the sermon’s edit page and selecting Edit sermon notes.

    Edit transcript 2


Use Transcription Credits

You can use purchased transcription credits while viewing any published sermon or while uploading a new sermon.

  1. Scroll down and select Transcript. Each sermon requires a sermon transcription credit. If you need more, click Purchase sermon transcriptions. Credits cost as little as $1 a sermon.

    Purchase Transcriptions

    Note: Credits you purchase in Proclaim are only available in Proclaim, as they are tied to your presentation group. If you purchase transcripts through Logos Sermons, though, you can use them with Proclaim or Sermons, as they attach to your personal Logos account.

  2. Click Transcribe sermon audio. Once Logos Sermons processes your request, your transcription will be live.

    Note: Depending on the size of the sermon, it may take a few minutes for the transcription to display.

Interact with your transcription

From Logos Sermons, you can search for text within the sermon, enable closed captioning, examine the sermon’s tone analysis, and even edit your transcription to ensure its accuracy.


Search for sermon text

Your transcribed sermon will show up more frequently in search results because searches will scan the actual text of your sermon—not the title alone.

In addition to finding your sermon easily, others can also search inside the text of your sermon. When viewing a sermon, enter a search word or phrase and press Return to find text within the sermon.

The audio will advance to that point in the sermon and begin playing. You can follow along with the closed captioning in the video above or the audio feed below. Scroll down to read along with the transcript. A red indicator marks your place in the sermon.


Enable closed captioning

To enable closed captioning, select the [CC] indicator in the video or audio feed. Your transcript’s text will accompany the recorded sermon audio and video.

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