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There is an overwhelming number of products to choose from when it comes to church presentation software these days!  Back in 1999, churches had one choice: PowerPoint.  Then, on March 8, 2000, a competitor was introduced to the market, and the first worship software specifically for the church:  MediaShout.

A lot has changed in 21 years.  Churches are called to be good stewards of what God has given them.  With so many choices, churches need to clearly understand what is under the hood of the worship software that they are evaluating.  How many computers do they need to install it on? And equally as important, what bibles come with the worship software?

Below, is a bible comparison of some of the top worship software products on the market.  Along with that, we’ll show you exactly which bibles you receive and how much they cost. Every church is different, so we want to give you a clearer perspective on church presentation software choices for you and your ministry when it comes to bibles specifically.

 

1. MediaShout

Because churches are so different, MediaShout 7 adds two choices:

 

MediaShout 7 (Single)

MediaShout 7 (Single) comes with (1) activation (you can install MediaShout 7 on one computer at a time) and it comes with 46 public domain bibles. Public domain bibles are those that are not copyrighted.  These are bibles that there are no legal restrictions on copying or publishing them. No publisher is paid for these bibles.  Sometimes, the bibles a church uses fits perfectly into what is included in the MediaShout 7 (Single) version.  Some use the King James version, or American Standard version for example.  

 

Software Pricing: $399 (one-time purchase)

Bibles Pricing: 46 free public domain bibles.

Includes: 1 activation, and 46 public domain bibles.

 

MediaShout 7 (Site)

MediaShout 7 (Site) comes with unlimited activations for one campus (you can install MediaShout 7 on as many computers at one location as you’d like) and it comes with 70 versions of the Bible.  These are public domain bibles AND published bibles as well. For a list of all bibles, click here. Published bibles are those where each publisher (such as Zondervan) receives royalties. Some of those published bibles are the New International Version (NIV), New Living Translation (NLT), The Message, New King James Version (NKJV), and many more.

 

Software Cost: $499 (one-time purchase)

Bibles Pricing: 46 free public domain bibles + 24 copyrighted bibles at no extra charge

Includes: unlimited activations within the church location, and 70 versions of the Bible.

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2. EasyWorship

EasyWorship is subscription-based and pricing depends on the attendance size of your church.  EasyWorship does offer some free bibles (40 to choose from their bibles download page here).   EasyWorship does have more bibles, but charges for each individual Bible needed. The prices range from $14-$39.

 

Cost: $180/year-$400/year (subscription)

Bibles Pricing: 40 free bibles + 52 copyrighted bibles at ($14-$39 each)

Includes: unlimited activations within the church location, and 40 free public domain versions of the Bible

 

3. ProPresenter

Because churches are so different, ProPresenter adds two choices:

ProPresenter (Seat)

ProPresenter (Seat) comes with (1) activation (you can install ProPresenter on one computer at a time) and it comes with 46 free public domain bibles. Public domain bibles are those that are not copyrighted.

 

Cost: $399 (one-time purchase)

Bibles Pricing: 40 free public domain bibles + 52 paid copyrighted bibles at ($14-$39 each)

Includes: unlimited activations within the church location, and 40 free public domain versions of the Bible

 

ProPresenter (Campus)

ProPresenter (Campus) is for Houses of Worship only and comes with a campus license (This allows you to install ProPresenter on up to 20 computers in one location).  It also comes with 46 public domain bibles.  ProPresenter has 52 individual paid bibles to choose from.  The bibles are $15 each, per computer.

 

Cost: $999 (one-time purchase)

Bibles Pricing: 46 free public domain bibles + 52 paid copyrighted bibles at ($14-$39 each)

Includes: unlimited activations within the church location, and 40 free public domain versions of the Bible

 

4. OpenLP

OpenLP is the best FREE church presentation software for 2021. It is open-source church presentation software.  OpenLP comes with 30 free, public domain bibles.  No bibles can be purchased to add to the software.

 

Cost: FREE

Bibles Pricing: 30 free public domain bibles with no way to purchase more

Includes: unlimited activations since the software is free, and 30 public domain bibles

 

MID Value: ProPresenter

With a campus license, you begin at the $999 price.  Then, depending on how many bibles you need per computer, you will spend $15 for each bible.  The bible prices can add up after a while. But, after all is said and done, it’s not the best or worst value on the list.

 

LEAST VALUE: EasyWorship

Because it is subscription-based and depending on your congregation size, EasyWorship could cost up to $400/year.  Then, you would need to purchase the bibles that you need ranging between $14-$39 each.  Over 3 years of using the software, you could find that you’ve spent around $1,200+.

BEST VALUE:  MediaShout 7 

With a site license and all 70 bibles included at $499, MediaShout is by far the best value for your money.  No extra bibles costs, no extra “seats” to purchase so that you can add computers.  Purchase the software and you’re done!

 Having the correct bible versions is extremely important for your service and worship software.  Knowing the costs involved before you purchase is also important.  We hope this article has helped guide you and your ministry when it comes time to project bible verses on the screen, and what suits your needs the most.

What bible versions are important to you?  What bible versions does your church use?  Comment below!

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