You chose, now we’re reporting. Here are the top 10 songs sung in churches using Faithlife Proclaim in November.
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There are 3 kinds of preachers in the world. Those who have been interrupted in the middle of a message. Those who will be interrupted someday soon. Those who are being interrupted right now. Murphy’s law tells us that service interruptions happen to all of us. No one can avoid them totally, but with a Read more
Over the last decade, media has played a more prevalent role in the church than ever before. And it shows no sign of slowing down. By media, I mean everything from websites and worship presentations, to bulletins and podcasts. That flyer your administrator made for VBS? Guess what? It’s media! Your paper bulletin? Media! The Read more
It was an honest mistake. You lost track of time. You were talking to someone. The drummer was in the bathroom. For whatever reason, you started a service late. No big deal. Unless this isn’t this first time. Churches that habitually start late create a problem that prompt churches rarely encounter: the lost 15 minutes. Read more
We live in a visual culture. Anywhere you turn, you’re likely to find a glowing screen broadcasting some story or another. As communicators of God’s Word, we need to speak in the visual media to which people have grown so accustomed. Many pastors hesitate at the word “video,” because it has historically introduced so much Read more
How long should a church service last? There’s no perfect answer. Context, content, and the congregation’s expectations all play a role in setting the service length. If, in the planning process, you realize that your service includes too many elements and will probably run long, here are a few things you can do to get Read more
Camp, vacations, Little League, and family reunions all take their toll on summertime church attendance. Since giving trends tend to mirror attendance trends, summer can be a scary time for many churches. Instead of trying to fight the summertime slump, focus on making summer church a noteworthy experience for those who do come. Here are Read more
@ProclaimOnline can you find verses on the fly in the middle of service. — Victor Norfus (@VictorNorfus) June 23, 2013 We get this question a lot. The answer is a resounding yes! While On Air, click Add Item (1) and select Bible (2). If you prefer hotkeys, use Ctrl + Shift + B. Next, change the reference to the Read more
Since its founding on the day of Pentecost, the church has been characterized by both diversity and unity. Unfortunately, modern ministry practices like age segregation and demographic targeting have homogenized many churches. Here are four ways to build your church into a house of prayer for all nations (Mark 11:17). Build around content (not style) Read more