There are so many wonderful things happening in your church, and it’s important to get the word out about each one of them. August’s Pro Media designs are full of images perfect for baby dedications, pastor appreciation, missions Sunday, and more. (more…)
The first you feel when you lay awake at night thinking of all the things your church could be doing, if only you had more time…
The second you feel when it’s 9:00 p.m. on a Saturday and you’re just beginning to write Sunday’s sermon, because meetings gobbled up your week. [Read more…]
Win a year of Faithlife Proclaim and The Worship Initiative. That’s not a typo. We’re giving away a full year’s subscription to the stunning visual media of Proclaim, along with worship training from Shane & Shane and The Worship Initiative. [Read more…]
Your church admin probably isn’t clamoring for the spotlight. He or she works behind the scenes, doing tasks few people notice and making things run smoothly. Their work is critical yet often underappreciated.
That’s exactly why it’s important to show your church admin how much you appreciate them. And Faithlife wants to help you. [Read more…]
This is the giveaway you. can’t. miss. It’s your chance to win a year of Faithlife Proclaim and The Worship Initiative.
Faithlife Proclaim and The Worship Initiative are teaming up to help three winners lift their worship services to new heights—musically, theologically, and aesthetically.
Find out more about the giveaway from Shane & Shane, worship leaders and founders of The Worship Initiative.
What you can win
Faithlife Proclaim is presentation software made just for churches. It blends specialized features with professional church media to make it easy to build beautiful presentations fast. Here are just a few of its features:
- Automatic lyric loading
- Online collaboration with unlimited team accounts
- 15,000+ professionally designed media (with a Pro Media subscription)
- Engaging Bible verse animation
- Integration with SongSelect by CCLI, Planning Center, and other programs
The Worship Initiative
The Worship Initiative is an online resource that instructs worship teams in both song and Scripture. The online experience includes:
- Hundreds of worship song training videos
- Tutorials from the country’s top worship musicians and teachers
- Exclusive Bible study devotionals for each song
- Podcasts from Shane Barnard answering all of your questions regarding worship leadership
Let’s recap all of the giveaway goodness
- Total of 3 winners
- 1-year church license to Faithlife Proclaim
- 1-year church license to The Worship Initiative for 5 people
Just like Shane & Shane said, there’s no reason not to enter the giveaway.
Sign up for your chance to win! Enter now.
P.S. Your chance to enter ends August 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. See the full contest rules for details.
If you’re the one building church presentations every week, you might wonder, How can I:
- Do this faster
- Be sure I’m choosing the best backgrounds
- Get a consistent look for the entire presentation?
The answer: Smart Media. Take a quick look at these Smart Media features in Faithlife Proclaim for some shortcuts and best practices in creating cohesive presentations fast. [Read more…]
“It needs to be easy to use.”
Can it be all three?
You’ll hear statements like these when church staff debate which ministry tools to purchase.Some want to spring for all the bells and whistles. Some don’t. And some don’t care, so long as it’s easy for staff and volunteers to use.
When it comes to presentation software, Proclaim offers a win-win-win solution. Here’s how Proclaim settles the debate about which presentation software to use, sending everyone home happy.
1. Easy on the budget
Since it’s made for churches, it’s made to be affordable. Proclaim offers two major ways to save churches money:
You choose your tier. The entry-level Proclaim subscription comes with an ever-growing collection of free church media. Most are produced by professional designers at Faithlife, but we also recently launched Community Media, which means Proclaim subscribers are always adding to the collection, too. That means more free media.
But you can go two levels higher. Pro Media is a growing collection of more than 10,000 motions and stills, and Partner Media takes that number through the roof. It combines all the best church media brands into one massive but affordable bundle for churches that want nearly unlimited choices.
This one’s pretty straightforward: save up to 44% on an annual subscription when compared to monthly. Start with a free one-month trial of Proclaim. If you like it, you get a big discount by signing on for a year.
2. Easy to look professional
Not every church can afford a designer, but with Proclaim, every church can have professional designs.
That’s because Proclaim does all the designing for you. Forget toying with fonts, spacing, and alignment. Simply type text and it instantly appears in predesigned templates prepared by professional designers (though customizing slides is easy and fast if you want to go that route).
Proclaim has a whole team of designers consistently creating new templates to keep things fresh. They even design seasonal slides, anticipating your needs for things like holidays, summer events, and fall ministry launches.
But designs are just the beginning. With Proclaim you can add live video feeds, lighting scenes, an animated on-screen Bible, and more to your presentation.
3. Easy to share and use
Unlimited installs. Automatic syncing. Free training. Mac and PC.
Proclaim was designed for collaboration. Because it’s cloud-based, all changes save automatically in real-time so anyone can work from anywhere at any time, and no work gets lost. And with unlimited installs across Mac or PC, anyone in your church can use it at no additional cost.
Learning how to use Proclaim is easy. It’s intuitive on its own, but there are plenty of training videos and articles to consult—including videos specifically aimed at training new volunteers.
Proclaim doesn’t sacrifice quality for affordability or ease of use. It holds all three together powerfully in one intuitive piece of software. So everyone wins.
You know the feeling when you get a perfect haircut? You walk a little taller, smile a little wider, and show it off with a selfie. A simple change like a new haircut can make all the difference in how you look and feel.
Your church website is unique and should have a custom look just like that custom haircut. It’s a funny comparison, but it’s important that the design and feel of your website reflect the uniqueness of your church.
Give your church website a fresh look by updating the design theme in a few simple steps. With customizable themes, your church website can look completely new. Change the menu, layout, color scheme, fonts, and more to fit your needs.
Your church website is the front door to your church. It’s the first thing people will check out before they decide to attend a service.
But before we dig into the details of why a custom domain name matters, let’s clarify what a custom domain name is.
Think of your website like your church building and your custom domain name like its address. When someone types the physical address of your church into Google, they will get a map and directions to its location. The same is true of a custom domain name. When someone types in your domain (firstchurchbellingham.com), there’s only one for servers to find and send people to—yours! [Read more…]