You know I love pointing people to things that might work for them. This is no different. Most student ministries by now have found some sort of presentation software for their venues. A few of the options that they might be using:
All these programs accomplish the goal. PowerPoint in my experience hasn’t been powerful enough for worship settings but for speakers and presenters it’s great entry level, if you know how to use PowerPoint :). So for most worship environments PP4 and MS work wonders. But there are some things that both programs just don’t have.
I know that MS and PP4 are both designed for those that have the responsibility of being behind the screen, keeping up with the pastor. There are some necessary things about the layout. It’s geared towards linear styles of worship. One slide to the next. Built for one specific machine to specialize. Also for those of you with multiple worship venues are always traveling to different machines, exporting, downloading, importing to each of your areas of responsibility.
- Elementary & Preschool
- Middle School & High School
- Preteen and your other responsibilities 🙂
- Multiple campuses
And what about your teaching notes. Most of these softwares are designed to allow the techs to push a note to the pastor. The note update in PP4 was a welcome addition but is designed more for those behind the screens to let the pastor know that they need to stop talking 🙂
That’s why I am excited when I saw Proclaim. I am pumped about the software because I feel as if it’s being designed with the Pastor in mind, rather than the worship producer. It might not be exactly what you need but I hope the others are watching what they are doing.
Some of the features that they claim to pour into their build:
- Web Based Presentations
- Mac and PC
- Notes Integration w/ Slides Overview (THANK YOU)
Tough market to get into. I know a ton of faithful on both sides. I really love ProPresenter but am so excited about the notes and slide integration and being able to build a presentation on the web and then download onto a machine.
Should be fun to see anyway. Click here and watch the video, then enter your email for a free trial version when it releases.
What is missing in your presentation software?
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