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