Church volunteer teams can be very Dickensian—“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .” Having helped lead volunteer teams for hospitality, care groups, women’s ministry, events, finance, and administration, I’ve seen how great and how trying it can be to use volunteers.
Pads are a great way to add tasteful ambience to your service. They are flexible audio tracks that provide background music for songs, prayer sessions, or sermons. How to add Pads to your Proclaim presentation For slightly more detailed instructions, plus links to related items, check out this article. Otherwise, here’s the simple rundown. Adding a Read more
Digital Signage is a smart new approach to church announcements. It allows you to display announcements and Bible Art on monitors throughout your church building—all wireless. And it’s totally free. It’s a simple and effective way to keep your church informed and engaged, and you can get the most from it using Faithlife Proclaim: Create feeds Read more
You’re in the middle of a song when you realize the lyrics are out of order, or your pastor goes off script and asks you to pull up a Scripture passage on-the-fly. It’s every slide person’s nightmare—unless you have Faithlife Proclaim. In Proclaim, you can easily edit slides live without half the congregation turning to see Read more
‘Tis the season for giving statements! When I was on church staff, I spent a week every January working on giving statements, from updating our mailing list to printing, folding, and stuffing as many envelopes as you can imagine (okay, it was a few hundred).
A.W. Tozer, pastor and author of many Christian classics, once wrote, “We do not want new doctrine—we want fresh emphasis on doctrine already well known by all of us.” Tozer is getting at something very much related to the role of art in worship and churches: we need to see old truths with fresh eyes.
Automatic sermon transcription in Faithlife Proclaim means you can do more with your sermon, without investing any extra time.
What three mobile apps do your members use most? A recent survey shows nearly one-third of smartphone users rank their mobile banking app as their most-used app, just after social media and weather. And it’s not just the under-30 crowd that’s managing their money from their phones. Nearly half of adults in the survey are Read more
“It needs to be affordable.” “It needs to be professional.” “It needs to be easy to use.” Can it be all three? You’ll hear statements like these when church staff debate which ministry tools to buy, especially at the beginning of the year when deciding the budget. Some want to spring for all the bells Read more
Church services aren’t meant to be one-way conversations. They are dynamic conversations between God, the people leading the service, and the rest of the congregation. That’s why Proclaim built a feature to increase whole-church participation: visual amens. Visual Amens Visual Amens are like live ‘likes’ during a church service that appear on screen as “Amen!” “Hallelujah!” Read more