We live in a visual culture. Anywhere you turn, you’re likely to find a glowing screen broadcasting some story or another. As communicators of God’s Word, we need to speak in the visual media to which people have grown so accustomed. Many pastors hesitate at the word “video,” because it has historically introduced so much technical complexity. Not anymore. Proclaim makes it easy to use video to augment and illustrate your teaching.
Adding a video element to your presentation requires two simple steps:
- Press Ctrl + Shift + V to insert a new video.
- Choose a video, or click “File” to import a new one from your hard drive.
If you’d like to use a video from YouTube, Vimeo, or some other Internet source, refer to our copyright guidelines for how to get a file that you can use without violating any intellectual property rights.
Let’s say that you’re preaching through a series about Christian apologetics. You’ve leaned heavily on the Baker Apologetics Collection (6 vols.) and Norman Geisler’s Christian Apologetics in your studies, and each week you’ve challenged your congregation to be bold and loving in their faith. You come at last to a message about the great debate between creation and evolution. It’s only natural to augment your teaching with a midweek screening of Ray Comfort’s Evolution vs. God.
You can use the trailer to announce your event and give the congregation a taste of what to expect. Living Waters makes broadcast-quality video available for just this purpose. One email, followed by the two steps listed above, and you’ve got an HD video announcement.
Download Proclaim today to start using uncomplicated video illustrations and announcements!