About OpenLP

Free Worship Presentation Software for your Church.

OpenLP on a Laptop

OpenLP is a feature rich open-source church presentation platform that doesn't tie you down to subscription renewals, device platforms, or even the presentation computer! With OpenLP, you're free to upgrade as soon as the next release comes out; you're free to roam the sanctuary with one of our remote apps, and you're free to install as many copies of the application as you want on Windows, Linux, Mac or FreeBSD. OpenLP continuously strives to deliver with excellence the technical elements of your church's worship service.

  • Cross platform between Linux, Windows, OS X and FreeBSD
  • Display songs, Bible verses, presentations, images and more
  • Control OpenLP remotely via your mobile web browser
  • Quickly and easily import songs from other popular presentation packages
  • Easy enough to use to get up and running in less than 10 minutes

Open Source

OpenLP is an open-source presentation platform created for use in churches large and small. Say good-bye to the hassle of subscription costs and device platforms; this software offers a wide variety of features that will greatly benefit your worship service.

But what does open-source mean? It means that the code that the developers write is available to you. But more than that, it means that OpenLP is, and always will be, free. Free to download, free to use, and free to give to all your friends. Being open-source also means that the developers are continuously working to improve this application, and welcome any comments or questions users may have.

Remote Control

Control your presentations from anywhere using OpenLP's first-of-its-kind remote system. With a built-in web app, you can access your service from any network-enabled device that has a browser and a touch screen. Change slides, or even change what is currently presenting from your phone. Search for songs, Bible verses, images and more without needing to touch the computer.

For those with Android or iOS devices there is an Android and an iOS app available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, to download for free. They have all the same features as the web app, packed into a native application.




Import songs from a variety of sources, tag verse types, set ordering of verses, add formatting, manage authors, search through songs and even add backing tracks to songs for when your band is on holiday.


Integration with VLC means that you can display almost any video file and play almost any audio file in OpenLP. Using VLC means that a wide variety of formats are supported.


Import Bibles from a number of formats, or even download a few verses you need from a Bible site, display verses in varying formats, easily search verses by scripture reference (e.g. Luke 12:10-17) or by phrase.

Custom Slides

Store your liturgy, announcements, or other custom slides in OpenLP. Just like a song, but with less structure, custom slides can also contain formatting and can be set to loop.


Integration with PowerPoint, PowerPoint Viewer and LibreOffice Impress on Windows and LibreOffice Impress on Linux/FreeBSD means that you can import your presentations into OpenLP and control them via OpenLP.

Android/iOS Remote

Control OpenLP remotely using any tablet or phone using our remote apps in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Search, go live, control slides, and more. Also accessible via any phone's web browser.


Import pictures into OpenLP and organise them into folders. Create slide-shows by simply selecting multiple songs and drag-and-dropping the selection into the service, with auto-forwarding.

Stage View

Built-in stage view accessible from any device with a web browser. Use any device on the local network as your stage monitor, meaning unlimited stage monitors without any extra hardware constraints.


Read the release announcement below

OpenLP 3.1.0 "Superb Seth" Released

Today we are proud to announce that OpenLP 3.1.0 "Superb Seth" has been released. On the surface, this might not seem like such a big release, since there seem to be very few new features, but if you dig a little deeper, the sheer number of bugs squashed tells another story. We have also made a number of changes under the hood to help carry OpenLP into the future.

Known Issues

Please read through the following issues carefully, so as to ...

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Windows 10
or higher
Mac OS X 10.15
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Source Code
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Older versions can be downloaded from our downloads archive, but we do not support these versions.


Kudos to OpenLP!

At our Bible college, we decided to switch to OpenLP because it was free. We found it to be feature-rich and easy to use. It's also constantly improving.

David Le Roux George Whitefield College, Cape Town


Hello, I love your software! Praise the Lord. The fact that you all are willing to provide this for free is amazing.


Good Work!

OpenLP has made a tremendous positive impact on our services. The singing has increased tenfold as even those with poor eyesight can clearly see the onscreen lyrics.

H. Mullan

Fantastic Software!

I have been using OpenLP for a couple of years and I found it very easy to navigate and despite never having used this type of software before was able to get a service up and running in a couple of minutes once I had installed the program.

Peter G.

A Huge Blessing!

Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for a great product. I'm traveling around to small churches helping them upgrade their media environments. With little or no budgets, OpenLP has been a great help. I wish I could capture the look on a pastor's face when I tell him it's a free software.


Great Product!

Sunday morning I set the up projector, gave a 10 minute lesson to the young lady who does our overheads. Everything went smoothly. She was so excited, the congregation thought it was great, our priest was ecstatic.

John H. St Patrick's Church, Canada

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