In this week’s training mailbag segment, we’ll be talking about using Faithlife Proclaim alongside PowerPoint and Keynote. Whether or not the questions we answer here are yours, we’d love to hear from you! Add your questions below, and we may answer them in an upcoming mailbag segment. (more…)
After months of social distancing, churches across the nation are planning for reopening their doors. Some churches opened weeks ago, some are planning to reopen over the next few months, and some never closed. But no matter which scenario best describes you, you likely have a lot of questions—questions other church leaders are also asking. [Read more…]
If sermon podcasting sounds like an impossible task, there’s something you need to know: you probably already have everything you need to do it.
You use the equipment for every service. You don’t need extra software—assuming you’re using Faithlife Proclaim Church Presentation Software (which you can try for free right now). And it takes a lot less time than you might think. [Read more…]
“Based on your giving last year . . .
. . . I’m guessing you make about $6K per year.”
Said no pastor ever.
As church leaders, we want to see our churches healthy and thriving, but there are some conversations we’re just never going to have. We’re not going to dig in on people’s salaries, we’re not going to nitpick their giving habits, and we’re going to stop ourselves from making assumptions about financial situations when we don’t have all the details. We can all agree these are not the most endearing ways to teach biblical stewardship. [Read more…]
We’re running a new training mailbag segment here on the Faithlife blog, in which we answer some questions about our products from readers. Whether your questions are answered below or not, we’d love to hear from you! Add a comment below with your questions, and we may answer them in an upcoming mailbag segment. [Read more…]
My husband leads singing in our small church. Every now and then, he’ll ask me early on a Sunday morning, “What song is on your mind today?” Last Sunday, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” popped into my head. The first Sunday we couldn’t meet in person, it was “Day by Day.” [Read more…]
By Douglas Estes
The first known online church was founded 35 years ago, in a time before live streaming and Instagram. In a sense, though, online church is really not new.
From the persecution of the early Church to the outbreak of the Black Death to the battlefields of World War I to the modern political climate in Iran, the dispersed people of God have faced countless situations requiring them to meet at a distance, by extension, or online. These situations are not our typical experience in the West, where we often perceive the Church as an institution rather than a gathering. [Read more…]
When you’re getting ready to sell your house, experts tell you to pay special attention to your front door. Pour buckets of elbow grease into cleaning it, and replace it if it’s really seen better days. If it’s in good shape, give it a fresh coat of paint in an appealing, popular color. Hang house numbers, and dress it up with some greenery. [Read more…]