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26
Mar
Seven Uses for Video

Got Video? Now What?

I have written in other posts of the importance of incorporating video in worship. Many churches, thankfully, have entered the video world in the last few years, but often aren’t sure what to do now that they have the equipment. Some may even be using their technology in ways that can harm worship or divide the congregation.

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27
Feb
FullScreen

Transitioning – Part 11 – Video Needs

As East City Church transitions its worship service to a unified style of worship (see story), they will need to determine how the video components of the service will be handled. Incorporating video in the services should be far more than just projecting lyrics and maybe a sermon outline on screen. There needs to be intentionality in what goes on screen from the time people enter until they leave. Here are some points to consider: Read more »

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11
Apr
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What Size Screen Do You Need in Worship?

I have been working with my home church in a video installation project. We have had a number of “experts” come to make proposals. I have been amazed at the seeming lack of understanding as to the needs of churches in video projection and the lack of knowledge of appropriate sizes of screens for a given space among A/V “professionals.” Hence, I have spent much time researching the issue to determine the ideal and minimum sizes of screens for use in worship.

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11
Jan
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Five Reasons To Use MORE Video In Your Worship Services

Some time ago, I wrote about the need for churches to incorporate video in their worship service. In that post, I stated:

I believe every church leader would say that their church wants to reach people for Jesus Christ. Yet we see a predominant practice of our churches using antiquated methods of communicating the gospel message. One very simple example is the use of video in the church. I would guess more than half of our churches do not utilize video as a form of communication in their worship services. Yet video is an integral part of our communication in the 21st century. Read more »

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8
Dec
PPT Animations

Improving Your Projected Song Lyrics – Part 3

In the last two posts on improving your projected song lyrics (part one; part two), I dealt with many design issues. Today, we will look at the operation of the slide show.

Timing of the Slides

It is of utmost importance for the person running the presentation to always be very aware of what is happening in worship. When it comes to displaying lyrics, it is crucial that the slides are changed BEFORE the words are to be sung. Read more »

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23
Nov
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Improving Your Projected Song Lyrics – Part 2

Displaying song lyrics in worship with excellence is an often overlooked area of preparation, yet one that can really enhance our worship times. Conversely, poor slide production and operation of the lyric display can greatly hamper worship.

Today, I will continue the series (check out part one here) as we look at some additional considerations. Read more »

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26
Oct
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Improving Your Projected Song Lyrics – Part 1

Displaying song lyrics in worship with excellence is an often overlooked area of preparation, yet one that can really enhance our worship times. Conversely, poor slide production and operation of the lyric display can greatly hamper worship. (If your church does not use video in worship, start with a previous post, Got Video?)

In the next few weeks, we will look at various components of slide production and operation. These principles will be applicable whether you use PowerPoint or one of the worship presentation software packages such as EasyWorship, MediaShout, ProPresenter, Open LP or SongShow Plus.

This post will address the font size, font type, and line spacing. Read more »

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4
May
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Video in the Church

In last week’s post on the use of video in the church, I asked two questions:

  1. Why would a church not embrace one of the most powerful forms of communication today?
  2. Why would we not speak the truth in a mode of communication that is best understood by our communities?

Once a church does decide that it wants to move forward and engage the culture with this form of communication, it is not merely enough to buy and install the equipment in the sanctuary. Read more »

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27
Apr
screens

Got Video?

I believe every church leader would say that their church wants to reach people for Jesus Christ. Yet we see a predominant practice of our churches using antiquated methods of communicating the gospel message. One very simple example is the use of video in the church. I would guess more than half of our churches do not utilize video as a form of communication in their worship services. Yet video is an integral part of our communication in the 21st century. Read more »

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