Service Item Overview

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Proclaim has eleven different types of service items, plus audio recording cues. Each service item may include one, or multiple slides depending on its content. Explore each service item and find out what they can do to save you time and engage your audience.




 On-Screen Bible




 Image Slideshow

 Web Page


 Survey Results

 Recording cues

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Proclaim smart media makes adding songs to your presentation take seconds. Access lyrics from the Faithlife Hymnbase, or link your SongSelect account and add your lyrics directly through Proclaim. Have a database of songs from another program? Import them all and they're available right away in My Songs.



Want to change the verse order in your song? You can manipulate the song order with the verse labels. Change the background of your song and Proclaim takes care of the styling for you.



Do you have a bilingual congregation? Learn how you can show song lyrics in more than one language.



Don't waste your time typing verses out. Just enter your reference, choose your preferred Bible, and let Proclaim create all the slides for you.

And never have another typo on Sunday again.



Bible service items are full of ways to customize your slide layout and make your message more powerful. Highlight the words of Christ in red or choose the formatting style you want and Proclaim makes the changes for you.


On-Screen Bible

The On-Screen Bible is a great way to show a Bible verse with an engaging custom animation. Select your preferred Bible and type a reference. The On-Screen Bible comes with several styles and colors to choose from so you get the scripture looking just right.




From sermon titles to social media to welcome slides, content service items give you the broadest category of slides from which to choose. Choose a pre-made message or inspiring sermon topic from our Pro Media selection, or add your own content to the smart media boxes.



Does your church use social media? Each Pro Media series includes easy-to-create social media slides that remember your church's info. 



Want to include a Bible verse on a content slide? Embed references directly in a content slide and Proclaim renders them from your favorite Bible automatically. Learn to fade in text to make your sermon points more powerful, or insert simple slide breaks to make your content more digestible.

Did you know? If you're a Logos 7 user, you can export your favorite passages, verse art, and much more to content slides Proclaim! Click here to find out how.



Most announcements change from Sunday to Sunday. Why waste time creating new announcement slides from scratch every week? Proclaim's announcement service item lays everything out beautifully. No more dragging text boxes, just enter your information and find a theme you like. Proclaim takes the details you want and lays them out on the slides for you.

Entering the date is easy: Proclaim accepts a wide range of natural language inputs such as "this Wednesday at 5:30" or "next weekend" and automatically displays the correct dates on your slides.



Have you or members of your congregation explored the Faithlife mobile apps? Announcement items send signals automatically. Anyone following along can add the event to their calendar with a single tap.

Did you know? You can import your calendar events from into Proclaim with a single click? Find out how.

Learn everything you'll ever need to know about announcements from our Proclaim Pro Training video.



Videos engage your audience, whether it's a song or a clip from a powerful speaker that you'd like to share. You only need to import a video from your machine once, and it's permanently available to your group from any machine, anywhere, for any presentation.

Looking for some inspiration? Proclaim Pro Media includes hundreds of beautiful verse art animations that are perfect videos to cycle through your pre- or post-service loops. 



Remember: some videos are too large to sync. Videos over 600MB can only be added to a presentation locally, and must be uploaded on the presentation computer.


Image Slideshow

Image slideshows are the perfect way to show off a collection of photos from a mission trip or church event without crowding the Order of Service with multiple service items. Use an image slideshow to cycle Bible art slideshows before or after a service so you can portray scripture in a beautiful, meaningful way.



Did you know you can drag and drop images into an image slideshow? Set them to auto-advance and repeat or shuffle in the edit pane.



Note: if you import from PowerPoint or Keynote your presentation is automatically put in an image slideshow.


Web Page

Don't drag a webpage across your presentation again. With Proclaim you can add a webpage right to your presentation. This isn't an image -- it's an embedded active website. You can navigate the site from within the presentation.


This is a great way to show off a new website, demonstrate how to start your online giving, or show a missionary's blog to the church.

Are you interested in learning how to embed a YouTube or Vimeo video into your Proclaim presentation? Learn how here.

Remember: while in "Edit" mode you will only see the website favicon until you "Preview" or go On Air.



Proclaim allows you to engage the audience like never before with Surveys. Add a survey and fill in the information. Choose the format you want to display the questions and Proclaim will do the rest.



Congregants can respond to the survey with their mobile devices.

You can choose to display the results live, or show them at a later point in your presentation.


Audio cues

You can record any part of your sermon using our unique audio recording feature. Recording will always take place during the service items that are between recording cues:



Bible Trivia

Automatically cycle through as many trivia questions as you want and watch your congregation answer them in real time. The Bible Trivia item has a leaderboard and customizable appearance, as well as a control to set how long each question appears on the screen.




To play Bible Trivia, you'll need an affiliated church group and a published church bulletin. Find out more about how to set up and play Bible Trivia here.

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