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Host a Live Online Conference with Matt and Lauren Chandler

Have I got the perfect opportunity for you to share with you pastor and leadership team! On November 11, Matt and Lauren Chandler will be hosting a live, online dating conference, called The Mingling of Souls and your church can host the event! Matt and Lauren are going to be focusing on building healthy dating relationships. Topics they are going to cover include attraction, dating, purity and redemption. This is going to be a game changer for the teens in your church. Here are a few reasons why you should host this event at your church:

  1. Healthy dating relationships – If you have young people in your congregation, or those who are not so young but still single, then they can benefit from this event. Matt and Lauren are going to be focusing on building healthy dating relationships, covering everything from attraction, to courtship, to everything in-between. I know you know of people who could benefit from this event.
  2. Outreach – You can look at this in two ways. First you can look at the high schools in your area. You can post flyers, tell all the youth groups, and have all your youth invite their friends out for an exciting night at your church. I think kids would flock to this event! What a way to show the youth in your area that you care for them and are there for them if you need them. Secondly, as a parent of young kids, I want my kids to grow up with a solid foundation of what it means to follow Christ and not the world. So by getting the word out to families that this event is going on will spark a flame in parent’s hearts to bring their kids to this event.
  3. It’s Matt and Lauren Chandler! He and Lauren are going to knock this out of the park! And it’s live! Who knows what’s going to happen? Live is always a blast and I think it will be a great time.
  4. Outreach. Did I mention this one already? This is crucial. Don’t overlook the value of this point.

This is a great opportunity for the teens (and anyone for that matter) to sit under the teaching and wisdom of Matt and Lauren Chandler. Come on. Tell me that doesn’t sound like a great opportunity for you and your church. I knew you’d love the idea. So go ahead and talk to your leadership team and get this event on the calendar.


How to Install ProPresenter 6 on Your Mac

propresenter-tipsYou’ve purchased ProPresenter or downloaded the trial version. Now what? This tutorial walks you through the simple installation process.

Go to to download the latest version of ProPresenter for Mac and Windows. We also have a Version History section at the bottom of that page where you can download earlier versions of ProPresenter.

Click the blue Download Now button below the version of ProPresenter that you need. This will download the installer file to your computer. The Mac file will end with .dmg and the Windows version will be .zip. After the file finishes downloading, locate the file in your Downloads folder and double-click on the file.

Both installers will guide you through the installation process and may require you to enter your administrator user name and password to complete certain steps. Follow each step shown on your screen to complete the installation. Once ProPresenter has finished installing, you can begin using the program

The only difference between a “trial”, “demo”, and “licensed” copy of ProPresenter is the license information. The software does not change. There are only a few limitations with the “demo” and “trial” version.

The first time you open ProPresenter, you will see the window shown below. If you have a Trial code or have purchased a license, you will enter it here. If you are just taking a look at ProPresenter, you can click the Try It button. This will open the program with a watermark applied over the Output screen.

The Trial code will remove the watermark from the Output, but you will not be able to purchase modules or Bibles. All basic functionality is available, and you can demo the modules or install public domain Bibles. If you have purchased a new license or upgraded from a previous version, enter that license here as well. Once you register with a purchased license, you will be able to add modules and licensed Bibles to ProPresenter.

You can change your license information at any time within the program by clicking on the ProPresenter 6 menu and selecting Registration. The Buy Now button will be replaced by an Unregister button. You can also select Upgrade if you need to change your license type. When changing the license information, you will need to have an active internet connection in order for it to be updated in the system correctly.


Instructions from ProPresenter manual


Daylight Saving Time ENDS – Media

clockNovember 6 is coming up and you know what that means…we get an extra hour of sleep! Woo hoo! It’s really a great time of year, especially for you early birds out there. If you like to get up and get an early start to your day, then this is the time of year for you. You know what else this means? People won’t be late to church on Sunday! (There’s hope for me!) Hmmm…I’m including some media that is perfect to share next weekend to remind your church of the upcoming change, but now that I think about it, maybe you could keep this time change to yourself and have everyone show up early! Ok, so maybe that wouldn’t go over so well. Anyway, be sure to check out the media below!

Fall Back Protest by the Skit Guys

The History of Daylight Saving Time by Steelehouse Media Group


Don’t Forget to Fall Back by Nathan Weisser – Background Slide


The Fastest Way to Make Text Edits in ProPresenter 6

propresenter-tipsThe Text Reflow feature of ProPresenter makes making edits to song presentations as easy as editing a text document. This is a major time saver when you are trying to make several text edits to a presentation at once.

Whether you’re changing the flow of a song’s text during import or creating a new version of an existing song in your Library, ProPresenter 6’s Text Reflow functionality gives you a complete view of a song’s text on the left hand side and a slide view on the right. You can easily change line breaks, slide breaks, add labels in this text edit view. You can see how the changes make your slides look as the slide view updates with your changes. This is a substantial time saver versus having to edit on a slide by slide basis.

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Reflow can be accessed three different ways. When you first import a song to ProPresenter (from a file or SongSelect) you can click on the Edit button in the lower left corner to open Reflow if you want to edit the song before importing it. If a song is already in your library or playlist, right-click on the file name and select Reflow Presentation… from the list of options. You can also select Reflow Presentations… from the File menu. Any of these three methods will open the same window shown above.

The left side of the window provides a text layout of the presentation making it easy for you to quickly see the text and manipulate the slide breaks. New slide breaks can be entered by clicking the Insert Slide Break button or by pressing Option + Enter. Slides breaks are entered where the cursor is located. To remove a slide break, click in front of the text following the break and press the delete key. This will remove the break and merge the two slides back together. You can also click and drag the slide dividers to adjust the slide break positions.

You can edit the slide groups in Reflow as well. Click on the down arrow on the right side of the slide dividers and select your group label or group color. There are two versions of this menu depending on which slide you are editing.

If you are adjusting the first slide of a group (the one that shows the group name) you will see the menu shown below. You can change the name and color of the group, as well as add a slide label to the slide. If you select this menu on a slide within a group, you can start a new group as well as add slide labels.


Instructions from ProPresenter manual


3 Tips to Bible Memorization

What is your favorite Scripture? Do you have it memorized? A few that I love are Galatians 2:20, Acts 20:24, and Matthew 28:18-20. These verses are foundational to helping me keep grounded in God’s Word and His purpose as the storms of this life and the worries of this world grow stronger and stronger in various seasons. I’ve committed these to memory for that very reason. Now, did I memorize those to impress people? Did I memorize them for a badge of honor? Did I memorize those so I could feel good about myself? Absolutely not.

Now, of course, sin still attacks me daily, and my motives are not always pure, but my hope is that the reason I am committing these and other verses to memory is because of what I find in the Scriptures:

“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11

“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4

In an article by Dallas Willard, he said (and I paraphrase) that if I had to choose between all the disciplines, I would choose Bible memorization, because it is how we fill our minds with what it needs. Memorizing the Scriptures is an invaluable part of our lives. Here are 3 tips to help us memorize Scripture.

  1. Memorize Scripture in community. There is no reason to do this alone. Bring along a friend, your spouse, your kids, a coworker, or your entire small group, and memorize the Scriptures together. Challenge each other. Hold each other accountable. Make it fun.
  2. Take the verse with you throughout the day. You can do this on a 3×5 note card, a Post-it note, or a text you send yourself and a friend on your phone. You can create an image with the verse on top. I would even recommend downloading a memorization app such as Verses, or Scripture Typer. I have found them to be incredibly helpful, and fun!
  3. Sing it! Put the verse to music. This works! The proof is in my three and five year old kids. They have some Scripture memorized because it’s in the form of a song – The Farmer in the Dell actually. Ha! And this point brings me to Seeds of Worship.

Well, Seeds Family Worship is at it again! They have more worship tracks that help us memorize the Scriptures. I wanted to highlight three different ones here for you to take a look at. Be creative with how you implement these tracks. They are perfect for kids and youth ministries, but you can also play these during a church service, as an intro as people are coming in, or at a small group. Let’s fill our minds and the minds of our congregation with the truth of God’s Word.


Trust in the Lord (Proverbs 3:5-6) by Seeds Family Worship


Follow Me (Matthew 16:24-25) by Seeds Family Worship


Delight Yourself in the Lord (Psalm 37:4-6) by Seeds Family Worship


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