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.
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.
Each month Faithlife Proclaim gives you three pieces of brand-new media for you to use in your church’s weekly gatherings. This month’s free media is perfect for the new year. Get your free media now. (Media will be delivered to you via email. If you’ve already signed up for Proclaim’s monthly free media, check your Read more
The songs we sing at Christmas are some of the richest, most special in the church’s history. But even the best songs can get overplayed. Here are a few modern Christmas songs you can add to the mix for some variety this year.
You chose, now we’re reporting. Here are the top 10 songs sung in churches using Faithlife Proclaim in November.
With Thanksgiving weekend just around the corner, your church may be planning Thanksgiving-themed services. Give yourself one less thing to think about with a wide selection of Thanksgiving media. You can access all of it in Proclaim through any of these options:
We wrote recently about how to introduce new worship songs to your church. But that assumes you’ve found new songs to lead, which raises another question: What new songs should you be singing? With innumerable choices, how do worship leaders pick what to lead in church?
“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 in the beginning of the year when deciding the budget. Some want to spring for all the bells Read more
No more than 10 slides. No longer than 20 minutes. No less than 30 point font. That’s the 10/20/30 rule as popularized by venture capitalist and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki, a man who has sat through more than his fair share of presentations. While we probably can’t take his advice as a fixed rule (when was Read more
For a long time, professional church lighting has been a luxury reserved for churches with big budgets and experienced personnel. Not anymore. A recent Proclaim update lets churches with limited budgets and volunteers enjoy tasteful, professional lighting. Here’s how. You can use low-cost equipment If your church doesn’t already have a lighting system, and you’re Read more