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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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49 Church Presentation Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

Your church presentation ties the entire service together. If handled correctly, it moves the service from one element to the next by offering seamless transitions. This keeps the congregation focused and moving in the same direction. Using presentations during the sermon provides another avenue for information to make an impact...
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How do you choose the right Church Presentation Software?

One of the many tools available to engage people during your church services is screen presentations. Studies have shown how visual presentations impact what we experience, recall, and share with others. And this is true in the church, too. Your worship presentation has a powerful effect on your church attendees...
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5 Tips For Recruiting Church Tech Volunteers

Church tech teams provide wonderful opportunities for volunteers. It’s one of the best places in the church for people with more technical minds—and often more introverted personalities—to shine while making a real difference. But even though they might be interested in helping out, there are a number of questions that...
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7 Tips to Make Church Presentations More Engaging

What if your sermon presentation could be more than a simple tool to help people read along? What if you could actually use your worship presentation software to keep people more rapt and engaged? We believe you can. Here are 7 ways you can use church presentation elements to keep...
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Important Things You Should Include On Scripture Slides [2021]

Do you remember the time when the only solution for your church presentations was PowerPoint? Those times when you spent hours creating a presentation for just one Sunday? Fortunately, with the appearance of church presentation software, now it takes only minutes to make an entire presentation AND store some of...
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5 Ways to Help Your Pastor With Their Presentations in 2021

Most pastors wear many different hats at their church, no matter what their title may be. Some are not only the pastor but are also the janitor, greeter, and van driver. Sometimes it is hard for us as congregants to know how to best help our pastor, especially when it...
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Planning for Flexibility in Your Worship Gatherings

Planning is a major part of any worship pastor, lead pastor, or tech director’s job. There are many tasks to complete, people to communicate with, and moments to orchestrate. Nevertheless, sometimes things change last minute, or the pieces don't come together until the moment you're all in the room together....
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Worship Teams and Media Teams: How To Work Together [2021]

Does your worship team and media team work cohesively together to accomplish all the tasks that need fulfilling on Sunday mornings? If not, this can be a big hindrance in your overall church ministry. From the planning for worship services to actually executing gatherings live on Sundays, worship teams and media...
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The Social Dilemma: What Is The Solution For The Church?

Here at MediaShout, we have a lot of first-hand experience with how media can be used to spread the gospel and enhance worship services. Over the twenty years, MediaShout has provided the best church presentation software to church media ministries and media teams, we’ve seen an explosion of growth in...
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5 Father’s Day Scripture Ideas For Your Church [Bonus Scriptures at the End!]

Father’s Day is just around the corner. It is an extremely important day for many of us! It is a day to celebrate and honor the leaders, caregivers, dad-joke tellers, and providers in our lives… Our fathers!  Throughout the Bible, we see tons of references to God as our Father....
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Reopening The Church After Covid-19 (2020)

We are living in an unprecedented time. A time none of us predicted or expected. Everything we know about gathering as a congregation has shifted to some degree due to this “Covid-19” pandemic. A lot of things feel up in the air and it can be very discouraging at times....
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HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR CHURCH FAMILY TO SERVE

By JR Horn, Church Coach at Team Expansion One of the questions we hear frequently here at Team Expansion from church leaders looking for coaching goes something like, “Hey, umm, I’m looking for a bit of advice.  I’m trying to get my church family to serve in our local community and I...
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Responding to COVID-19 in our Churches

COMMUNICATIONS, PRODUCTION Responding to COVID-19 in our Churches Steve Dirks The Coronavirus pandemic in the US has impacted people’s health, communities, relationships, sports (NBA Season, NCAA tournament cancellations), and so much more. One of the ripple effects that we, the collective body of Christ, felt was that many of us chose...
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11 Things To Remember When Planning Your Easter Services

  Easter Sunday is coming up, are you ready? There’s a lot to do in the weeks leading up to Easter. Here are 10 things that we think might help you as you plan.   1) Make It Special and Keep It Focused on Jesus We know it’s tempting to...
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20 Church Volunteer Appreciation & Gift Ideas [2020]

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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15 Creative Church Stage Design Ideas

It’s not a secret that we often judge a book by its cover. Though such an approach can’t be called the right one, it remains an inalienable part of human nature. All of us want to make a good first impression and the same can be said about churches. Domed...
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An Untapped Source of Volunteer Talent, From a Psychiatrist’s Point of View

  Does your church have opportunities for members with special needs to serve on a team? Finding the right fit for each person is important. In this video, MediaShout President, Eric Eitel, speaks with his brother, Dr. Douglas R. Eitel, MBA, JD, MD as they explore his perspective of media...
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