CMG Create: Free Backgrounds You Can Use in Proclaim

CMG Create

This June, Church Motion Graphics started doing something awesome. Every month, they turn their latest motions into free, customizable still slides. It’s called CMG Create. It’s a searchable media browser full of high resolution images your church can use right now. You can choose the aspect ratio you need, and CMG Create will resize it […]

Pastors: Here Are 10 Things Your Sound Tech Wants to Tell You

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You’ve seen it before. Your sermon is going great, but for some reason the sound tech is trying to distract you. They’re interpretive dancing a message to you. You’re supposed to do something—something is wrong—but what? It’s sermon charades! It’s probably not that dramatic, but sometimes it’s hard to know what adjustments you need to […]

You Have a Booger: 19 Times a Confidence Monitor Hilariously Saved the Day


When you’re onstage, you don’t see what the audience sees. It’s all bright lights and (hopefully) smiling faces. That’s why it helps to have someone in the sound booth who can discreetly tell you when your mic is off, or remind you about that important announcement you almost forgot to make. Proclaim now lets you […]

Church Volunteer Recruitment: 13 Tips to Grow Your Volunteer Program

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Right now, there are people in your church who want to volunteer, but aren’t involved yet. Some of them are waiting for the right opportunity—the role that perfectly aligns with their gifts. Others are literally just waiting to be asked. The challenge for your staff is finding the right times to ask, the right ways to ask, […]

The Best Way for Your Congregation to Follow Your Service

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Faithlife’s online church bulletins provide you with a convenient way for your congregation to follow your service. For those in your church who are always skeptical of downloading new apps or guard their email addresses with their lives, this is the simplest way to keep up with the sermon on your phone. Everything you can […]

3 Reasons Pastors Love Proclaim

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Some pastors spend 30 hours or more preparing a single sermon. It takes time to prayerfully study Scripture, craft a relevant message, and prepare to share that message with your congregation. That time is important. Pastors should spend time carefully preparing to share the gospel. But there’s more to a church service than a message, […]

Proclaim Is Now Available in Spanish

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We’re excited to announce that Proclaim is now available in our most requested language—Spanish! We take your feedback and requests seriously and work hard to improve the way we serve you. To start using Proclaim in Spanish: Make sure you’re running the most up-to-date version of Proclaim. You can find more information about updating here. […]

12 Ways to Fight Church Volunteer Burnout

volunteer burnout

Sometimes volunteers are just going to quit, and there’s nothing you can do to change their minds. People move. They get new jobs or go through transitions that make volunteering more difficult or stressful. But sometimes people quit for completely preventable reasons. They’re worn out. They don’t feel like what they do really matters to […]

Proclaim Update: Custom Text Fields, Confidence Monitor, and Amen Button


The latest update of Proclaim brings new multi-line custom text fields, confidence monitor improvements, and a brand new Quick Screen. Customize slides the way you want Have you ever wanted to have more customization options for text fields? Proclaim Smart Media makes it easy to create slides fast, but sometimes you want more customization. With […]

7 Church Volunteer Appreciation Ideas (and the Secret to Making People Feel Valued)

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I’ve been volunteering as a youth leader with Young Life for six years. Once or twice a year, one of our regular leader gatherings includes a time where volunteers are recognized for their years of service, and the community of people who support us generously provide a small gift of some kind. It’s something simple […]