Where would we be without our church admins? They work behind the scenes and keep everything running smoothly. Their work is essential yet often goes unnoticed. (more…)
The brand-new Bible Study Magazine Podcast launches today. The theme of the first season is “Biblical Literacy”—how to achieve it and how to promote it.
Many people Faithlife serves have already achieved biblical literacy; they know how to get around in their Bibles. That’s why they value Logos Bible Software, Bible Study Magazine, the Faithlife Study Bible, Lexham Press, and all kinds of other resources Faithlife makes for the Church. [Read more…]
This is a game-changer for church announcements.
Digital Signage is a feature in Proclaim that lets you display announcement slides, Bible verse art, and more on monitors all throughout your church building. Think of it as having miniature billboards you can customize with just a few clicks. [Read more…]
Reading takes you to new worlds, immerses you in unfamiliar cultures, even transports you in time. But it’s more than an experience. It teaches, informs, challenges, and engages. It expands vocabulary, improves memory, and sharpens concentration. It even improves writing skills and reduces stress. [Read more…]
Leading a small group is a big deal. You’re responsible for facilitating conversation around the most important important matters in life—like faith, God, Scripture, and the gospel.
Yet you probably have other important responsibilities in your life that demand time and attention, like your family and your job. [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.
It’s no secret that people use mobile devices now more than ever. But here are some mobile usage statistics that may surprise (and shock) you:
- Worldwide, more people own a cell phone than a toothbrush.
- On average, people spend over five hours a day on their mobile devices.
- 46% of people would rather give up having one extra day off per week than give up their smartphone.
- Millennials’ mobile consumption has now eclipsed their live TV consumption.
About a year ago, leaders from the Church of God came to us with a need: to increase unity across their movement.
We had just begun our early access program of Faithlife Equip, an integrated platform of all our ministry tools, and we were inviting churches to pilot it. Church of God Ministries contacted us, and we began dreaming together about how Faithlife Equip could serve their entire movement.