Picking out presentation software can be risky business. Your volunteers, the pastor, and the worship leader will all have to use it each week. Everybody in your church will see your final product. We know how high the stakes are, so we’re inviting you to try Proclaim free for 30 days with no watermark. We want you to have every opportunity to test Proclaim. Here’s how we recommend you spend those 30 days.
Start by visiting ProclaimOnline.com/Download. The software installation will prompt you to create an account for yourself and a presentation group for your team. If you already have a Logos.com account or a Faithlife.com group, you’ll be able to skip a few steps. It will only be a few minutes before Proclaim is up and running on your Mac or PC.
Week 1 | Kick the tires.
Spend the first week exploring. Browse through more than $1,000 worth of first-class multimedia. Experiment with Signals. Make note how the “Reuse Items” pane keeps your most frequently used backgrounds and service items close at hand. Don’t try to learn everything at once. Spend a few minutes each day kicking the tires. If you have a dedicated computer in the worship center, spend some time exploring there as well as on your notebook and office computer. You can install Proclaim on all your computers without paying extra. Changes you make in one place will sync through the cloud to all the others, but it’s worth testing to be sure your church’s Wi-Fi is strong enough to reach everywhere you’ll be using it. If not, that’s OK—just be sure to sync ahead of time, and Proclaim works great offline, too.
The “Proclaim News” category on the Proclaim blog is a great resource for your first week. You’ll find alerts about new features, tutorials, and more. Subscribe to have them delivered directly to your inbox.
Week 2 | Test it at a low-profile event.
After you’ve explored for a week, test Proclaim at a low-profile event like church staff devotionals or a midweek prayer meeting. Find a venue that doesn’t require a big team to execute. That way, you can introduce Proclaim to a core group of leaders without a full-scale roll out. Let their responses and questions inform your presentation as you expand it to everyone else next week.
Week 3 | Try it on a Sunday.
This week is the time to take Proclaim to the big stage and introduce it to your whole team. You’ll probably spend this week teaching others what you’ve learned over the last couple weeks. Communicate details clearly, and remember that everybody adjusts to change differently. Some will want to learn on their own, while others will want a step-by-step tutorial. Start early in the week so you can meet every member where they are and be ready in time for Sunday. The volunteer who sits in the tech booth operating the computer is obviously the most important person to train, but the pastor is a close second. Since Proclaim syncs through the cloud, they can build their message slides from their own computer.
Support.ProclaimOnline.com/ is a great resource for the big roll out in week three. It has a huge number of tutorial videos and detailed articles to help everyone get up to speed.
Week 4 | Go On Air.
At the end of week four, your 30-day testing period will be drawing to a close. It’s time to buy. Subscribe for a full year for the biggest savings. If you still have questions, feel free to call us at 855-715-6467 to chat with a Proclaim specialist. When you do, be sure to ask about a Graceway Media subscription, which boasts more than 60,000 pieces of media, including stills, loops, and sermon slides.
Let’s get started—visit ProclaimOnline.com/Download to begin your free 30 days. We think you’re going to love it.