Win $1,000 of art from Playback Media & a free year of Proclaim

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We loved being at the National Worship Leader Conference in both Kansas and Pennsylvania. Our booth in Kansas was right around the corner from the great folks at Playback Media, and together we decided to run a giveaway: one full year of Proclaim and $1,000 of media. Enter below for your chance to win!

Proclaim—cloud-based church presentation software lets your team collaborate from anywhere. No emergency USB-stick transfers or last-minute emails—all of your presentation resources sync to the cloud, taking the stress out of Sunday mornings. The best part? It won’t cost you a penny. If you win, you’ll get a full year of Proclaim completely free.

Playback Media—find fantastic stills, motion backgrounds, and countdowns that look great in Proclaim. Stop scrounging the web for new worship media. If you win, you’ll get instant access to $1,000 of first-class media resources.

Once you enter, share this post with other worship leaders. The more you post, tweet, and share this giveaway, the better your chance to win!

Comments

  1. Chris Callanan says

    Biggest challenges? Last minute changes, band deciding to change verses or repeat things mid-song, poor lighting for the projection screen….

  2. Sean Lehman says

    Biggest challenge would be to educate volunteers and dealing with the different opinions on what sounds good. Thank the Lord for volunteers though.

  3. Michael Scarlett says

    Finding music the congregation knows that matches with where we are in the church liturgical calendar/readings for the Revised Common Lectionary.

  4. Christi Milligan says

    Staying continually focused on Christ and not letting the small snags that come along distract me from the bigger picture.

  5. Jake Miller says

    One of the biggest challenges I face as a worship leader is communicating and implementing service items in an organized and timely manner.

  6. Sharon Vollmer says

    Making the presentations–such as announcements interesting so people will look at them and pay attention to them.

  7. says

    We are a very small church planting and often have no musicians at all – not even a guitar player – so it's backing tapes, singalong to a DVD, or sadly, me leading the singing unaccompanied. You have to feel sorry for the congregation!

  8. says

    We are a very small church planting and often have no musicians at all – not even a guitar player – so it's backing tapes, singalong to a DVD, or sadly, me leading the singing unaccompanied. You have to feel sorry for the congregation!

  9. says

    Leading worship through graphics, my biggest challenge is creating designs that are faithful to the message in Scripture without any stumbling blocks of style that may distract people from that message.

  10. says

    Being a minister in a small church in a small town, time management is my biggest challenge. There are plenty of times when worship planning and preparation takes a back seat to serving the people, and the Sunday service suffers because of it. Being able to work on the service with Proclaim from wherever I am does help a lot!

  11. says

    We use ours for Youth Ministry. Or biggest issue is 2 fold: The proclaim remote isn't specific and always says the same person is in control… When their not. 2, there is a brief pause between when a loop starts. I wish that transition could be smoother.

  12. says

    Biggest challenge would be how to properly balanve the different styles of music in one gathering. We have celtic, scottish, kitchen party, rock, etc can all flow together. But its a fun challenge.

  13. Josh Edwards says

    Biggest challenge? Keeping an attitude of worship and not performance. We all want to be great singers, great musicians, and great leaders… however, we can have all that and not be worshipping. God wants our hearts!

  14. Carrie Edwards says

    Living and working in a country other than my passport country, trying to lead people in worship in not only my mother tongue but in a second or third language, with people who are trying to worship in a language other than their first language, leading a group of people with varying backgrounds, ethnicities, belief systems, language, culture, etc., etc. It's challenging!

  15. Amanda Van Halteren says

    Biggest challenge: to know when to let the words of the song stand for themselves rather than using the music to emotionally stimulate

  16. Charlie Nason says

    Getting the focus off the expereince and on the truths of Christ. The expereince is great and necassarily follows the great truths of Christ. But keeping people focused on Christ and not the expereince of worship is the biggest challenge.

  17. says

    Biggest challenge as a youth/creative pastor is coordinating volunteer involvement for our creative arts ministry (i.e. in service media, photography, videography, web design, sound, etc.).

  18. says

    Try planning center online. They actually have a completely free version. You just have to scroll down to the bottom of the plans page.. It's in tiny font..lol. but it is completely free (not the trial version).

  19. Anonymous says

    I think the biggest challenge is getting people to volunteer to help with the service and be worship leader. When people are asked, they do say yes but they don't readily volunteer and we have a sign-up sheet too.

  20. Tracey Conner says

    my biggest challenge in tech ministry is feeling like i'm valued because of what i can do and skills that i have over who i am.

  21. Howard Fisher says

    I have to ask. What is a worship leader conference? It is interesting that I have no idea what that is outside of a certain theology.

  22. says

    The biggest challenge we have faced is having the healthy balance between spirituality and excellence in professionalism. Too much of both could drain a team, but a healthy balance (which only comes from the Holy Spirit) will lead your team into new levels (all around) with Christ.

  23. says

    Well as the title might indicate it's a conference for worship leaders. I've been to a couple. They do everything from giving writers a place to present new worship music, promote new technologies, teach leadership skills, lots of "how to" classes for beginners to seasoned veterans. There are usually learning tracks for piano players, guitarists, drummers, Audio/Video techs etc… Often there are teachers presenting Biblical views on worship. It's also a good place for worship leaders to go and worship without having to lead or have responsibilities as they would on Sundays. That about sums it up.

  24. Rick Baskett says

    Same as Chris, last minute changes, band singing a little different lyrics to a song than what I could find on the net. Different OS platform than the church computer.. lots of fun stuff :)

  25. says

    Biggest challenge as a worship leader? It's not the last minute changes or the technical glitches; it's not the musicians who don't practice and learn their songs or worship sets that get interfered with. It is creating space in your life to meet with God in the secret place. This is the challenge and the secret to leading worship.

  26. says

    Ditto to pretty much all I am reading! Last minute music, changes mid-service, multiple OS, transitions between media, ability for pastor to advance slides himself. We have a member who would be great at running our media, but he has a wheelchair and our system is on an inaccessible platform, so ability to operate remotely would be great.

  27. says

    Ditto to pretty much all I am reading! Last minute music, changes mid-service, multiple OS, transitions between media, ability for pastor to advance slides himself. We have a member who would be great at running our media, but he has a wheelchair and our system is on an inaccessible platform, so ability to operate remotely would be great.

  28. Denise Frechette Friesen says

    Getting the congregation to a place of worship that isn't just lip service, but where they actually realize that their worship is an inscence rising to God.

  29. Nick Scarantino says

    For me the biggest challenge of being a worship leader is trying to bring a stubborn congregation into the presence of God.

  30. says

    The biggest challenge is getting myself in the proper spiritual place. If I'm not ready then I cannot properly lead properly. Beyond that is all the technical things that happen and working with outdated equipment.

  31. says

    Biggest challenge as a worship Leader in the church is our electronic band a time fails us when we are at the mid of our services. And this has been a challenge to the entire team in the church when we are in worship.

  32. Rob Harrison says

    I generally agree with Davin Guest, except that I think the last-minute stuff (not just changes, but other things that pop up) is a major part of that; it's terribly easy to get caught up in the moment and lose any focus on worship just as the worship is about to begin–having to start over from scratch spiritually and emotionally.

  33. says

    Prep time/practice time. In a smaller church in a hard working community – getting enough time with the team before Sunday is difficult. When we do get together for practice/prayer/fellowship… there is a marked improvement in our times of worship/music.

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