Introducing On-Screen Bible

The new On-Screen Bible service item brings your preaching passage to life with subtle animation in three different styles.

Where to find it

You’ll find the “On-Screen Bible” listed with the rest of the service items in the “Add Item” menu. You can also create a new one using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift +O or Cmd+Shift+O.

How it works

The On-Screen Bible item functions much like the existing Bible service item. You can choose your preferred Bible translation from the list of available options in blue. (Pro tip: You can buy additional Bible translations at Type the passage into the “Reference” box, and your animation will be created in seconds. The “Reference” box will even suggest common passage breaks as you type.

If you select a passage too large for a single slide, Proclaim will break it into multiple slides along verse divisions. Two other things will also happen when you use the “Reference” box:

  • A Signal is created to broadcast the passage to your congregation’s mobile devices.
  • A new “Reference” box will appear so you can group multiple passages together in a single service item.

How it looks

You have three style options for your On-Screen Bible—a modern light-on-dark look, a fresher-feeling dark-on-light option, and a classic scrolling-text style. All three styles sport multiple color options. You also have the option to include a book-introduction slide, which may help underscore your introduction of the text and give congregants a moment to fire up their Faithlife Study Bible to follow along.

Best of all, this new feature is completely free. As a Proclaim On Air subscriber, you’ll instantly get new features like this when they’re introduced. So fire up Proclaim, download the update, and take the new On-Screen Bible for a spin.

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Written by
Ray Deck III

Born in WV, Ray escaped to North Carolina at a young age. He came to Logos after an 8 year stint at a faith-based nonprofit in New York. When he is not assembling sequences of words, he’s probably running, surfing or shooting skeet, but you should probably go look for him. He has a terrible sense of direction and is probably lost.

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Written by Ray Deck III