Concord Express (2013)
When JSH Online launched in 2013, it included a limited, search-only version of Concord called Concord Express. This version was based on Concord Online and was integrated into JSH Online via citation links within articles and a search widget on every article page. Concord Express was the first Concord to embrace responsive web design, giving users different views of Concord depending upon the size of their screen. Many users loved how it worked on their mobile devices. Concord Express was replaced by Concord Guest Access in November 2018.
Concord Desktop and Concord Online (2009, 2012)
Concord Desktop v1.0 was first released in 2009 and presented users the same Concord experience on Microsoft- and Apple-based systems. In 2011, Concord Online was launched as an online, web-based only product with a monthly subscription plan and a limited mobile experience. Concord Desktop and Online were updated a few times over the years — first with the Firefox extension, known as version 1.5, then as version 2.0 in 2012, and lastly as version 2.1.22.
With the newest online-only version of Concord on its way, the Concord Online product was shutdown on October 1, 2018. To more effectively support the new Concord, support for Concord Desktop expired on October 31, 2019.
End of support for older Concord versions
On October 31, 2019, the Concord support resources were removed from the Concord website.
Over the last 30+ years, The Mother Church has created, sold, and supported multiple desktop versions of the Concord study package, each of which has been well-loved by customers and the Church. As much as we love these older programs, in today’s technological environment it is simply no longer realistic—logistically or financially—for the Church to support them. Therefore, customer support for older Concord programs ceased on October 31, 2019.
You may use your older version of Concord for as long as it runs for you, but know there is no guarantee of how long it will continue to work. Most computers update automatically in order to provide important bug fixes, enhanced features, and necessary security updates. These updates could cause older versions of Concord to cease working at any point. This could eliminate your access to any personal data you may have saved in the program.
After October 31, 2019 our team will no longer be available to provide support in the form of calls, emails, or patches/upgrades for desktop versions of Concord. In addition, only minimal assistance will be available for migrating data from older versions to the new Concord. If you would like, you may migrate data yourself by clicking here to follow these step-by-step instructions.
Concord Windows 95 Study Package v3.0 (1999)
The Windows 95 Study Package was released in the mid-90s, almost 10 years after DOS. For the first time, it brought a mouse-based graphical user interface to Microsoft Windows users. Many users loved it for its straightforward, single-window interface. While this version is still able to run on some Windows PCs, it is no longer supported.
Concord Mac v2.0 (1991)
The Mac version was the first Concord built around a mouse-based graphical user interface. It used elegant fonts, allowed for multiple book views, and remains the only version with hymns played by multiple instruments. It is one of most-loved versions produced. This Concord requires a now-obsolete version of Mac OS and is no longer supported.
Concord DOS v1.0 (1988, 1990)
Concord for MS-DOS was the first-ever computer-based study package offering searchable text for the Bible, all of Mary Baker Eddy’s writings, and the Christian Science Hymnal. This keyboard-command program offered a rich set of features including: boolean, wildcard, phrase, and citation searches; free-form notebooks for citation collection or article writing; hymn playing; and print preview. Its approach defined the essence of Concord and all subsequent versions have inherited its founding vision. As the technology on which it is based is no longer commercially available, this version is no longer supported.