As both a pastor and a congregant, I’ve always been more comfortable in smaller churches. My comfort level, excitement, involvement, and sense of belonging tend to max out at about the 250-person mark.
But sometimes when visiting or speaking at larger churches, I’ve found myself coveting their cohesive and attractive presentations. I would often wish I had someone to work full-time on making our Sunday morning presentations really pop. As it was, I would usually put them together myself at the last minute.
Proclaim changed all that. Here are some reasons why Proclaim Church Presentation Software is perfect for the small-church pastor looking to up his presentation game:
1. You only need one On Air license
With Proclaim, you only need one license, and you can present at any church gathering. Youth groups, Sunday school classes, or any other congregational assembly can present on the same license—even if it’s from different computers.
2. You don’t need to dump tools that work for you
I use Planning Center Online and CCLI SongSelect every single week. If moving to a presentation software meant dumping those two tools, I wouldn’t do it. Fortunately, with Proclaim I don’t have to. They integrate seamlessly, as do WorshipPlanning.com, Elvanto, and PowerPoint.
3. Your work is saved, accessible, and archived
As you’re working on your service presentation, Proclaim is saving your work. Since it’s stored in the cloud, you can access it from anywhere. If, three years from now, you decide you want to copy elements of an Easter or Christmas service, you’ll have all of those presentation elements ready to go!
4. You don’t have to be a designer to make amazing presentations
My wife is constantly telling me that I’m colorblind. With Proclaim, I don’t need to worry about it. When I find a background I like, Proclaim will select a font, color, and size to make that slide really pop.
5. You can control the presentation from anywhere
This is a more than just hitting a remote-control “Next” button on the presentation slide. In the Proclaim app, I can control the presentation slides, see my notes, and even have an idea how many people are following along on their device.
6. You don’t have to do it alone
You won’t have to wait until the last minute to get all the announcements, worship songs, and sermon notes from everyone. Anyone with access can login to Proclaim and add their elements to the service presentation.
7. You can interact with your congregation remotely
It isn’t just the big churches with access to the coolest features. With its revolutionary Signals technology, Proclaim will send polls, calendar invites, contact cards, links, donation requests, and more to your congregation’s smartphones.
8. It’s affordable
Proclaim tiers its pricing for the size of your congregation, so it’s affordable no matter the size of your church. You can choose to pay monthly or get a discount by choosing annual payments. Choose a regular On Air license or add Pro Media’s beautiful tools to your license for only a fraction more.
Try it out for free!
The original version of this post aired on March 31, 2014.