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The needs of presentation tools used in worship services are very particular. From the need to prepare lyrics to quickly importing Bible quotes, the tools used in churches must allow everyone from pastors to volunteers to collaborate, and should deliver results that help engage the church audience, from 100 to 1000 attendees.
We’ve made this list based on the most efficient tools we could find, and the ones that more accurately target the needs for worship services.
Proclaim is by far the best church presentation builder out there. They offer an easy to use interface, truly beautiful pre-designed elements for your slides and fantastic integrations like their on-screen bible, which lets you pull verse into a slide just by typing it.
Additionally, they offer a remote app that you can use when presenting lyrics. The lyrics themselves you can pull from SongSelect (by CCLI) so you never have to type them again.
You can find out more about them here: http://proclaimonline.com/
Media shout is much more than just a presentation builder, it integrates with a number of file formats to create a complete experience for your church’s service.
From playing DVDs to touchscreen functionality, they go far beyond the classic PowerPoint functionality to become a complete suite to enhance worship in your church.
You can find out more about them here: http://www.mediashout.co
EasyWorship is a powerful, yet simple church presentation software. Build your entire service - song lyrics, Scriptures, announcements, videos and sermon notes - in one place, quickly and efficiently. Experience the software that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of churches, big and small, around the world.
EasyWorship pricing starts at $18.00 per month.There is a free version.EasyWorship offers a free trial.
ProPresenter is a cross-platform (Mac and Windows) presentation & production application for live events. It seamlessly displays lyrics, slides, and media, making high-quality live productions easy. It is the indispensible tool for worship gatherings, sporting events, conferences, trade shows, and studio broadcasts.
You can find out more about Propresenter here
Sharefaith Presenter is not for every church. It's custom built for the small-to-medium size church that works on a PC, has multiple campuses, and/or still believes that PowerPoint is of great use within the church. We redeemed PowerPoint's lack of worship capabilities by creating our own unique plugin that transforms PowerPoint into a full-fledged church presentation software. It's fast, easy and perfectly suited for a beautiful worship service.
Find moreabout Sharefaith here
Worship Extreme is a modern-looking church presentation software product for Mac OS and Windows. It has features like song lyrics and slides editors as well as Google slides integration. Also, the software you install on your device works in combination with the Worship Extreme cloud server, where all your media and playlists are stored in your personal Worship Extreme media library.
One of the best Worship Extreme features is the built-in ability to sync all your data with the cloud. This means you will have access to all your song lyrics, videos, images and cue lists from any computer running Worship Extreme. Long gone are the days of needing to transfer media from computer to computer or staying late to work on presentations.
The best part, it is complete free. Find more about Worship Extreme here
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More and more of the services we use on a daily basis migrate to the Cloud and presentations are not exception. There are a number of advantages when hosting a presentation on the web, from worldwide access to tracking capabilities.
I recently sat in the green room of a conference and noticed the endless struggle of copying slide presentations from flash drives, ensuring that the videos work, that the formatting didn’t go mad and that the fonts are installed in the computer. It’s extremely inefficient and we haven’t improved this process in decades.
More importantly, tracking the viewer’s activity on the slides, from the percentage of the presentation that they saw, to the amount of time spent on the slides- becomes an extremely valuable asset for investor pitch decks and for sales teams, when evaluating the real interest of their audience.
We’ve classified these presentation tools based on the way they leverage the fact that they are based on the cloud, and the functionality that they provide taking advantage of being web based.
Slidebean is (by far) positioning itself as the best online presentation software tool. With an innovative approach to inputting content, dozens of content templates and carefully crafted slide design, it takes just minutes to find out how efficient their approach is and how good your slides could look.
Slidebean lets you add the content, and automatically converts formats it into beautifully designed slides, so creating slides takes just a fraction of the time.
You can sign up to Slidebean (Free) here.