Purchasing and downloading resources from Pastors Edge requires a valid credit or debit card or Paypal account, an email address, and an Internet connection. File downloads are compressed and range in size from 1.8 MB for a single message with accompanying resources to 70MB+ for a larger series. For the best experience, we highly recommend a broadband Internet connection (cable or DSL).
Purchasing and Downloading
When you purchase message or series from Pastors Edge, your credit card, debit card or Paypal account will be immediately charged. Within a few minutes, you'll receive an email to the address you provided during your purchase. The email will contain a link to download your message and resource files. Save this email--the download link in your email never expires should you need to download the files again.
File downloads are provided in ZIP (.zip) archive format, a common file-compression format, that makes the download smaller and faster. Once your download is complete, double-clicking the ZIP file will decompress it, giving you access the sermon and all included resources.
Individual Sermon Purchases
Individual sermon downloads include the sermon itself in Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe PDF (.pdf) formats. Word files require Microsoft Word to open and edit (more information here). PDF files require Adobe Reader to open, and can be printed but not edited (more information here).
Also included are slides in Microsoft PowerPoint format (.ppt), which requires Microsoft PowerPoint to open and edit (more information here). Bulletin notes are provided in Adobe PDF format (.pdf). Two bulletin notes files are included, an outline file which matches the sermon's outline, and a blank version should you wish to create your own bulletin notes.
Individual sermons also include a ReadMe file (.pdf) with instructions on using all of the included resources.
Sermon Series Purchases
Series downloads include all of the individual sermon files for each sermon. Also included in series downloads are several promotional items for the sermon series. A promo bulletin insert and a mailout card are provided in JPG (.jpg) format. You can place these graphics in an desktop publishing application, add your church information, and print. A high-resolution Adobe Photoshop file (.psd) of the series graphic is included as well. A graphics professional can use this file to create additional graphics for your church as needed. We've also included a helpful series promotional guide (.pdf) with ideas for promoting your teaching series.
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