The Missing Element in Your Easter Sermon Preparation

Easter is early this year. In less than four weeks, you’ll need to be prepared for what is often the highest-attended service in your church. Will your sermon be ready? As you’re preparing, don’t neglect a crucial element in communicating your message: visual elements. The message of the resurrection is a powerful love story, one […]

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Written by Vince Williams
March 1st, 2013 at 11:20 am

Posted in Visual Preaching

Improvements to SermonView’s Website

We want you to be the first to know about some changes we’ve made at SermonView, including simpler membership options, one-click downloads, easier navigation, more contact options, and cleaner design.

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Written by Larry Witzel
December 11th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

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Using Your iPad for Visual Preaching

A few months back, I decided to try using my iPad for preaching. When I speak, I don’t use a manuscript, instead relying on the sermon graphics as visual cues. My problem was that when we moved into a new facility earlier this year, the screen on the back wall was too small for me to read from the stage, and the congregation’s screen is almost directly overhead. So […]

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Written by Larry Witzel
November 13th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

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Video: Using Your iPad for Visual Preaching

In this video, SermonView’s Larry Witzel explains how you can use your iPad to control your sermon slides from up front while preaching.

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Written by Larry Witzel
November 12th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

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Three Easy, Last-Minute Ideas to Promote Your Easter Service

We cannot let Easter go by without taking the opportunity to maximize the number of invitations we make to the non-attending members of our community. Easter is a time to both celebrate and bring into focus the entire love story of the Gospel. While it’s too late for some types of promotion, there are still […]

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Written by Vince Williams
March 14th, 2012 at 8:54 am

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5 Effective ways to get new people to church

Easter is the biggest day of the Christian year. It is the day we celebrate Christ’s love and His defeat of death through His resurrection. On this day, we remember that climactic moment in history, when Satan lost and God won. It is for this reason that many who normally do not attend church will […]

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Written by Vince Williams
February 21st, 2012 at 4:31 pm

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7 Lessons from 10 Years of Ministry

Ten years ago, my life changed.

Back then I had big plans for my life. I had tried pastoring early in my career, but found it stifling. (I was also pretty bad at it.) So after working in public relations for a few years, I earned an MBA and went to work in high-tech product marketing. I worked for a Fortune 500 company, as well as some little Internet startups with big plans. My goal was to hit a home run, retire young, and go start a church plant.

God had other ideas. And ten years ago, almost to the day, instead of…

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Written by Larry Witzel
December 7th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

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Fuzzy Communication: understanding image quality in print

Fuzzy images can turn a high-quality communication tool into a distraction that affects your credibility with both your congregation and new attendees. A low-quality image cannot be fixed and can cause delays in otherwise simple projects. Understanding image quality before you create a document is the easiest way to protect your resources from looking unprofessional.

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Written by Vince Williams
August 10th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

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Reaching Out with Your Outreach

Outreach is a biblical pursuit. At SermonView, we get excited about helping churches become more effective with their outreach. Today’s outreach efforts fall mainly into two categories, what I’ll call the “flashlight” and the “laser”, but by combining the best of both techniques there is a third option that is both exciting and intriguing.

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Written by Vince Williams
May 10th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Marketing Pieces That Work

Note: This article is geared toward business professionals. But the content is directly applicable to ministry communication, too, so we are reprinting it with the author’s permission. The last thing you want in this fragile economy is to not get a strong return on your investments. These days you can’t afford to waste a penny. […]

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Written by Guest Author
January 11th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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