Are you planning on giving your church’s media and communications ministries a new start in 2017? Kickstart the year with some of 2016’s best tips and ideas on church social media, communications, media, and software with the top posts from our blog. We are always looking for the latest and greatest ideas to help churches communicate better, but some ideas work no matter when you try them. We covered topics from picking and learning to set up worship presentation software to ideas for worship & youth ministry to marketing events and using social media. Get inspired to communicate better with your community in the coming year with these ideas!
There are tons of options for worship presentation software, but what is the best one for your media team? We can all agree that PowerPoint, while the pioneer in presentation software, is now a cumbersome tool when displaying worship graphics. There are many other options that now exist that give you more flexibility when the worship team starts singing a different verse than originally planned and allows you to do some pretty amazing things with graphics and video. This infographic gives you all the details you need to choose the right option for your team.
ProPresenter 6 has been out for awhile but it’s still has tons of features that will make your media look amazing every Sunday. Check out this article for a review of features you may need a refresher on and features that you may have missed.
Do you use EasyWorship at your church? Here are some hacks to help you get the most out of the software or help you decide if EasyWorship is right for your team.
Here is a list of the classics – the original songs that took worship music to where it is today. Chances are it’s been years since you’ve heard these worship songs or sang them in your church. But take a few minutes to listen to them again in a new way. Their lyrics are no less powerful today than when they were released.
Teenagers love to have fun with their friends. They’ll get excited about sharing the best selfie on Snapchat. But do you have a hard time getting them to rise to that same level of excitement about worship? Here are some tips to get the youth in your church engaged and excited to worship.
Getting your church to attend events outside of Sunday morning services can be challenging. Here are some mistakes you may be making that’s keeping them away. Read this post to learn how to overcome these mistakes and have record attendance at your special events.
No one likes change. And as a church leader, you probably know that making changes in a church is often met with resistance. But sometimes change is good and challenges us. Learn how to overcome these challenges with lessons from giants like Instagram and Uber.
2017 is here! Are you ready to make this a God-filled, faith-filled, Christ-glorifying year? Why shouldn’t that be our desire and goal? What else is there this year that ultimately matters? Of course, family, friends and careers are crucial, but when it comes to setting out the trajectory of the year, let’s put Christ front and center of all that we do, think, and say. I know we will be all the more fulfilled in our own lives when we put Christ first. To start things off, how about some FREE media?! Be sure to check out what we have this month; we are thrilled about it and I know you will be, too! Then, be sure to pass along this list to your media loving friends. Happy New Year, everybody!
Waves of Grace Countdown by Noble Giant Films
Sing His Praise – Worship Intro by Hyper Pixels Media
We Are by Uncle Charlie
Your Words by James Grocho
Praise the King by Corey Voss
Free Video Clip – Lightstock
Let’s start the new year off right with backgrounds you can use all month long. We have media for you from Playback Media, Centerline New Media, and Motion Worship. Tell me these images don’t scream “new year!” They are perfect to use throughout all of January. Use these as sermon slides, worship slides, welcome slides, or however you imagine they can be used. Be sure to check these out and put them to good use in your services!
New Years Glow 2017 by Centerline New Media
New Years Gold New 2 Still by Playback Media
Midnight Pop 2 Still by Playback Media
Crystal Patterns Ice Blue by Motion Worship
New Years Glow 07 by Centerline New Media
Are you about to upgrade from an older version of ProPresenter? Are you taking advantage of all the new features for your service? This tutorial walks you through some of the many new features in ProPresenter 6.
Power and Capability:
First, the updated interface and new video engine are discussed. ProPresenter now automatically saves your presentation as you edit, so you have no fear of losing content. There are also great updates to stage display.
Headers now available for service organization – even for accounts not connected to Planning Center Online. You can now also set up unlimited numbers of clocks and timers for each service. This feature really comes in handy when used with the improved features for announcement slides. Instead of just added a transition between slides, you can add animation to the slides themselves in the edit panel. Are you having difficulty finding backgrounds in your video and image bin? Try organizing them with tags like “blue” or “nature” to make it easier to plan your service.
You can now search for an Instagram hashtag and approve posts to be put on the screen. Your nursery workers can now send alerts straight from the children’s area to the person running presentation.
Instructions from ProPresenter manual