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20 Church Volunteer Appreciation & Gift Ideas [2021]

We all love our volunteers at church, but how often do we tell them? Almost every church leader manages some sort of volunteer program. Whether large or small, saying thanks goes a long way! Here are 20 ways to show appreciation for your church volunteers. You’ll also find some great...
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The 4 Best Computers for Church Presentations (2021)

When you’re making decisions about what equipment your church needs to run presentations, you have a lot to consider. Beyond choosing the presentation software that's right for your church, you have to decide on hardware that fits your needs—AND your church's budget. This is no easy task. To help make this...
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4 Simple & Effective Typography and Font Tips for Presentations [2021]

At its most basic, typography encompasses the fonts you choose for a brand, a presentation, website, or document. There’s a lot to think about when choosing fonts for your worship presentation. With all the choices that need to be made, it’s easy to not give typography the attention it deserves....
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Showing YouTube Videos in Church [2021]

(This blog was originally created by CCLI. We added this blog to our site with CCLI's permission.) May 3, 2021 “Can we show YouTube videos in our church?” remains one of our most frequently asked questions. And no wonder. Video sharing websites such as YouTube offer a treasure trove of...
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10 Powerful Worship Songs for Easter [2021]

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”—John 11:25-26 Easter is the high point of the Christian year. By celebrating the...
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Out of Breath? – MediaShout Monthly Devotional (May 2021)

May 2021 Out of Breath?   by Chris Brooks 10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live...
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6 Things to Consider When Shopping For a Church Presentation Computer

Have you been tasked with buying or recommending a computer for your church’s presentation needs? We understand that it can be confusing, so we’ve prepared this quick reference guide to help you understand the specs that matter most, the warranty concerns you should consider, which OS to choose (Windows vs...
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5 Tips for Worship Musicians (#1 Is So Important) – [2021]

A worship leader's platform carries with it many unique aspects that are unlike any other stage for a musician. Here are a few practical tips to ensure the focus is in the right place. 1. Be prepared spiritually.We have the awesome responsibility of leading God’s Church into His presence, so...
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5 Tips For Using Drones in Ministry and Church Presentation Software [2021]

  Flight, in general, has always fascinated me.  I remember being around 3 years old, and my father bringing home a good-sized hobbyist helicopter that he would fly around in our backyard in our small Indiana town.  I would sit in amazement. In elementary school, I remember wanting to be...
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6 Benefits of Multiscreen Church Presentations

Multiscreen presentations can offer a lot of flexibility to your church service. If you’re unfamiliar with the idea of multiscreen presentations, it’s simply showing different media on more than one screen. This could mean having multiple screens that your congregation sees, or it could mean having one screen for the...
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6 Ways to Make Presentations Easier to Read

Not every church has a designer on staff. This can leave the pastor, tech volunteers, or worship team guessing when it comes to making good design decisions for the Sunday slides. There’s good news, though—you don’t need to be a designer to make a functional church presentation that adds to...
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Optimizing Your Church Presentation for Visitors

Seeing your church through the eyes of a first-time visitor is an important discipline. It enables you to ask valuable questions like: Does this make sense to someone new? Does this practice serve attendees at the expense of visitors? How can this element be improved in order to make them...
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Best Ways To Find Church Media (2021)

Many churches and ministries use media for presentations (like MediaShout Worship Software), bulletins, websites, and other displays. There are tons of ways to access media all around us for our use. However, many churches don’t understand copyright and violate copyright laws (many times unintentionally). So, why is finding and using...
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7 Must-Read Church Communications Books [Spring 2021]

Now that summer is almost here, you may have a little downtime to think about areas your church can grow in. We have put together 7 must-read books that are sure to help you and your ministry. Feel free to click "Learn More" for a larger synopsis of these books...
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4 Church Presentation Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you recognize it or not, your worship presentation software is one of your church’s most valuable players. The quality of your church presentation can do a lot to make the worship and message even more powerful. Never underestimate the power of a good presentation. In order to create awesome...
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10 Powerful Worship Songs About Worship

Sometimes you want to draw attention to the act of worship—even as you’re worshiping. Here are 10 songs that can help remind us why we worship God, and what happens when we do. 1. In the Garden Here’s what hymn writer C. Austin Miles had to say about writing “In...
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