Church Technology

Pro Media Has Fresh Fall Designs and More – Christian Article

Fall’s Pro Media bundle is here! Pro Media is a game-changing add-on for Faithlife Proclaim that has thousands of designs, and we’ve added even more to help churches prepare for every holiday celebration. Pro Media launches around 40 new sets of media every quarter. If you subscribe to Pro Media through Faithlife Proclaim or Faithlife Sermons, this content is added directly to your media collection.  Here’s a sneak peek at this month’s designs.   To add Pro Media to your…

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Help Your Church Take Action on Their Generosity – Christian Article

As believers, we all experience times when the Holy Spirit speaks to us and we are compelled to action. During those moments, we’re in good company.  There were many times during Jesus’ earthly ministry when he was moved with compassion to help others. He stopped in the middle of a huge crowd to talk with the woman who touched the hem of his cloak (Mark 5:25–34). He passed by a man who was born blind and healed his sight (John…

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How One Alaska Church Is a Beacon in the Darkness – Christian Article

Nestled between the Chugach Range and the Talkeetna Mountains sits Palmer, Alaska, a city of around 7,200 people just 40 miles northeast of Anchorage. Palmer might look similar to many small towns throughout the United States, but its challenges are unique.  While Palmer is small, the city—and the state of Alaska—has the highest teen suicide rate per capita in the whole nation. As if that wasn’t heartbreaking enough, many Palmer residents face extreme poverty, abuse, hunger, and drugs. That’s where…

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Free Summer Media for Churches – Christian Article

Summer is here! We know that means church picnics, VBS, and family fun. Don’t miss three free pieces of summer media to help you get the word out about all the fun. All you need to do is go to this page, enter your email, and your free slides are headed your way. (If you already subscribe, check your email!) For more premade church media, add Pro Media to your Proclaim subscription. Click on your account avatar at the top…

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Tech Tuesday: How to Avoid Blunders on Stage – Christian Article

Raise your hand if you’ve been here before: You’re about to transition to a new verse or point in your sermon, when all of a sudden you can’t remember what’s next. Or you allude to the next slide in the presentation, only to see that you were wrong about the next slide. Now you’re busy backtracking. These are the blunders a confidence monitor can save you from. What is a confidence monitor? Aptly named, a confidence monitor helps you lead…

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Church Websites: 3 Tips for Authentic Storytelling – Christian Article

You’ve most likely been told that your website is the first impression people have of your church. And it’s true. Your website is the front door to your church. It’s a key space to invite others and share your unique story. According to research, people spend less than 15 seconds on a website on average. That means each word and image you choose for your site needs to have maximum impact. So, how do you communicate in a way that…

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Tech Tuesday: How to Get Your Church Website on Google – Christian Article

You can have the perfect website, but if no one sees it, it’s all for naught. That’s why creating a church website that will show up in Google (and other) searches is absolutely, positively, worth-near-memorizing-this-post essential. Fortunately, it isn’t a guessing game. There are clear, simple steps you can take to get your church website to show up in online searches. I’ve organized this list by what is simple yet critical. The further something is toward the top, the simpler…

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Tech Tuesday: Integrate WorshipPlanning.com with Proclaim – Christian Article

If your church is like many others, you use WorshipPlanning.com to plan your services. This video and linked tutorial show you how to integrate the two. That way you don’t have to double-up any work you do in WorshipPlanning.com. This is just one of the ways Faithlife Proclaim streamlines the process of building church presentations. Check out the video below for an overview, or head over to our tutorial for detailed written instructions. (You can also check out articles for…

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3 Financial Mistakes Your Church May Be Making . . . And How to Avoid Them – Christian Article

Photo by NORTHFOLK on Unsplash Maybe this describes you. Research shows that 66% of senior pastors love teaching and preaching, but in small churches especially, pastors have to wear many other hats they are less excited about. Like financial decision-maker. Around 20% of the same group said that the church budget is the most stressful part of their job. And chances are, most pastors (not just that 20%) would cut budgeting from their role entirely if they could. Preparing an annual budget can…

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3 Questions Your Church Should Be Asking about Technology and Scripture – Christian Article

Photo by Benjaminrobyn Jespersen on Unsplash A few weeks ago Faithlife hosted BibleTech, a two-day conference on the intersection of technology and Scripture in the Christian life. As a co-host, I had the privilege of sitting in on at least half the talks. Topics ranged from the future of AI in Bible study to the enduring value of paper Bibles, and overall attendees were warm toward technology. And yet there was an uneasiness in the air about it, too—fears about what technology might…

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Professional Media for Your Summer Slides—Now in Proclaim – Christian Article

The season of church picnics and outdoor baptisms is nearly here, and we’ve got over 40 pieces of new media you can start using right away!   Get access to these images and thousands more by adding Pro Media to your Proclaim subscription. It’s easy to do, and it’ll save you hours of scrolling to find and use the perfect stock photo. To add Pro Media to your Proclaim subscription, click on your account avatar at the top right corner…

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Tech Tuesday: Faithlife Proclaim Training for Volunteers – Christian Article

Want peace of mind knowing your volunteers are totally ready to use Faithlife Proclaim? Check out the Proclaim Volunteer Reference Guide. It’s available online and in printable form and covers the basics of how to use Proclaim: everything from going On Air to editing slides during a live presentation. We’ve also made an easy-to-follow video that goes with this guide: Click here for a quick overview of Proclaim, perfect for sharing with your volunteers! — Don’t have Faithlife Proclaim yet? If…

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Tech Tuesday: How to Creatively Emphasize Text – Christian Article

In any given sentence—be it a worship song lyric or a church announcement—some words are more important than others. That’s why it’s fun to be able to draw attention to those words with just a few clicks, like you can through Proclaim’s box fill justification and shape features. Call out your message Make your text as big as you want. Proclaim’s box fill justification feature lets you make your text expand to the edges of your text box, filling it…

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3 Ways to Empower Mobile Giving at Your Church – Christian Article

What three mobile apps do your members use most? A recent survey shows nearly one-third of smartphone users rank their mobile banking app as their most-used app, just after social media and weather. And it’s not just the under-30 crowd that’s managing their money from their phones. Nearly half of adults in the survey are increasingly using mobile banking. Here are three tips for making the most of these changes when it comes to helping your members give and tithe.…

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How to Choose the Right Church Website Domain Name – Christian Article

If you want your church to be more discoverable online, one of the best things you can do is nail your domain name. Here are nine quick-and-dirty tips to follow on your way to a memorable, discoverable church website domain name. 1. Get as close to your church name as possible Instinctively, people type the name of a company or organization into their address bar, followed by .com. Or, people simply Google the name of your church. If that name…

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