The Problem with Sermon Recording—and Proclaim’s New Solution

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Most churches record sermons and make them available online. However, the current process of recording and publishing sermons requires extra software, sometimes extra computers or equipment, and certainly extra hours.

Stop creating more work for your staff

The process of recording and publishing sermons is clunky and time-consuming. Someone has to start and stop the recording, save the file, edit the audio and finally upload the sermon to the web. This can take hours. More often though, the pastor is preaching the next message by the time last week’s sermon is published.

Record your sermons with a click

When you record your sermons in Proclaim, you can add start and stop recording cues directly into your order of service. With the cues in place, the recording starts and stops automatically as you advance through slides. No more forgetting to start the recording! Want to make sure you only record the sermon? Set up the cues around the sermon slides. Want to record the audio for sermon, a section of announcements, but omit the meet and greet section? You can! Set up the start and stop cues throughout your service and Proclaim will automatically record (or not record) as many sections of your service as you need.

Publish your recorded sermons right away

When your service is over, you can publish the sermon instantly. Just add a title, description, and sermon art if you want it. Without ever leaving Proclaim, you can even trim unwanted audio. With a click, you can upload the sermon to your church’s Faithlife group, share it on social media, or send it to iTunes. You can also embed a free widget on your church website that automatically updates to show the latest sermon as soon as it’s published.

And here’s the best part: the sermons you record are more than just audio. Proclaim records your audio with the corresponding slides from the presentation! Your pastor spends time making relevant slides each week—they contain valuable information—don’t let them go to waste.

See it in action

We recently used Proclaim to record a talk given by Michael S. Heiser about his latest book, Supernatural. You can listen to the talk below and get an idea of what your published sermon will look like.

Learn more about Supernatural, by Michael S. Heiser at

Get started for free

Try Proclaim free for 30 days—no credit card required. Just download the app, sign in with your free Faithlife account, and try it for yourself. Recording and publishing sermons just got easier.

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  1. says

    Sounds just like using audacity, pasting some audio for contact info and saving there mp3 to my iTunes publishing folder. Except my solution is free

    • Andre Kazadayev says

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for taking the time to read the article! Yes, Audacity is free. But what Audacity does cost you (or your volunteers) is the time that it takes to edit the audio and upload the sermon to the web. Not to mention adding starting/stopping the recording to the sound technicians already full plate of responsibilities. It often takes churches a few days to make their sermon audio available to the congregation.

      With Proclaim, the recording process is automated, publishing to the web is instant, and the end result is more than just sermon audio—it’s audio synced with slides.

      You should try Proclaim (it’s free for 30 days) and compare the two. Would be glad to hear your thoughts!

      -Andre, Proclaim Team

    • Ryan Nelson says

      Hi Lamont. At this time, there isn’t a way to do this in Proclaim unless the intro/outro is already part of your service. This is definitely on the list of improvements we’d like to make in the future though. Thanks for asking!

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