GCM Home | Bible Search | Rules | Donate | Bookstore | RSS | Facebook | Twitter

Author Topic: Multimedia in ministry  (Read 2295 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline spurly

  • All glory to God and to Jesus the Son!
  • Global Moderator
  • Lee's Inner Circle Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15740
  • Manna: 319
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Multimedia in ministry
« on: October 10, 2006, 09:37:54 AM »
How much multimedia do you all use in your services?  Videos, words to the songs projected on a screen, etc.  Last Sunday we used a video produced by Highway Video that went over great.  It was an excellent lead in to the worship service.  After the video was over the people were to find two or three other people and talk about their impressions from the video.  That went so well, I hated to stop their fellowship.

At my previous church we had a team of people who made videos that went along with the theme of the sermon for that day.  Some were serious, some were comical, but they were all great.

What do you all do?
He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; like one from whom men hide their face; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.  Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed.

Christian Forums and Message Board

Multimedia in ministry
« on: October 10, 2006, 09:37:54 AM »

boringoldguy

  • Guest
Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 09:41:12 AM »
Not a preacher here.

We have the song projected up on a screen,  and sometimes some stuff from the lesson.

It always reminds me of being at some kind of meeting or seminar or something.     Or worse,  high school where they always made you look at the overhead projector.     I don't like it.

Christian Forums and Message Board

Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 09:41:12 AM »

Offline Weeble

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1405
  • Manna: 103
  • Gender: Male
  • longitude! The bug is NOT real! Have a Great Day!
    • View Profile
Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 09:58:26 AM »
Powerpoint for songs, sermon notes, and announcements. It has really helped our visual learners and the auditory ones (like BOG) don't pay it much attention.
The Weeble Principal is found in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."

WE WEEBLE AND WE WOBBLE BUT WE DON"T FALL DOWN!

*Link Removed*

Christian Forums and Message Board

Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 09:58:26 AM »

HRoberson

  • Guest
Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2006, 09:54:27 PM »
Powerpoint for songs, sermon notes, and announcements. It has really helped our visual learners and the auditory ones (like BOG) don't pay it much attention.

Ditto.

Christian Forums and Message Board

Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2006, 09:54:27 PM »

Offline DCR

  • Global Moderator
  • Lee's Inner Circle Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11300
  • Manna: 432
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2006, 05:51:31 AM »
Most of the churches (larger ones anyway) use Powerpoint for singing around here now.

Even my grandmother, who didn't like it at first when they introduced it in her church, prefers it now that she has become used to it.

Bog, you sound like my dad.  He says the same thing about Powerpoint.  They don't have it where they attend though.

Christian Forums and Message Board

Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2006, 05:51:31 AM »



Offline Bon Voyage

  • Global Moderator
  • Lee's Inner Circle Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16049
  • Manna: 408
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2006, 07:18:50 AM »
but I must ask this Just:

What about Nadab and Abihu?

Offline Jimbob

  • Global Moderator
  • King James Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21529
  • Manna: 439
  • Gender: Male
  • Experiencing technical difficulties.
    • View Profile
Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2006, 07:35:28 AM »
If you're going to do it, do it well.  Get a mac, too.  I'm serious, the graphics are smoother and the fonts more legible in presentations, and that means fewer distractions.  Don't use cheesy colors, bright annoying combinations, complicated transitions, or anything else that screams "kid with a new toy".  K.I.S.S.

And, don't use Powerpoint to make up for good speaking/teaching skills...it won't. 
“Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.”
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Followers of Jesus don't get to decide if they will be missionaries. They just get to choose where.”
- Rick Atchley

Offline Jimbob

  • Global Moderator
  • King James Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21529
  • Manna: 439
  • Gender: Male
  • Experiencing technical difficulties.
    • View Profile
Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2006, 07:42:59 AM »
JAIA, I found this an interesting post on PowerPoint:

http://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/2005/09/living_large_ta.html
“Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.”
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Followers of Jesus don't get to decide if they will be missionaries. They just get to choose where.”
- Rick Atchley

Offline DCR

  • Global Moderator
  • Lee's Inner Circle Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11300
  • Manna: 432
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2006, 09:07:09 AM »
but I must ask this Just:

What about Nadab and Abihu?

Their example, like all of the Old Law, has been nailed to the cross.  If you use their story to imply something about authority in the New Testament Church, then you have fallen from grace and now have to bring back sacrifices, incense, etc. etc.

Christian Forums and Message Board

Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2006, 09:07:09 AM »

Offline Weeble

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1405
  • Manna: 103
  • Gender: Male
  • longitude! The bug is NOT real! Have a Great Day!
    • View Profile
Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2006, 10:15:23 AM »
JAIA, I found this an interesting post on PowerPoint:

http://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/2005/09/living_large_ta.html


That won't work for us.  I don't know Japanese.
The Weeble Principal is found in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."

WE WEEBLE AND WE WOBBLE BUT WE DON"T FALL DOWN!

*Link Removed*

Offline Jimbob

  • Global Moderator
  • King James Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21529
  • Manna: 439
  • Gender: Male
  • Experiencing technical difficulties.
    • View Profile
Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2006, 10:58:15 AM »
::doh::
“Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.”
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Followers of Jesus don't get to decide if they will be missionaries. They just get to choose where.”
- Rick Atchley

Offline kanham

  • Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2313
  • Manna: 208
    • View Profile
Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2006, 08:21:57 PM »
We use MediaShout for our music. It is nice because you can insert clips from a DVD right into the system.

I create videos for about 75% of our Sunday messages. Some are funny and some are serious. This morning I shot the intro outside of a local school to tie into what I was saying.

It doesn’t take a lot of work and I have found that it draws people into the message. Now I have worked on commercials professionally so maybe that makes it seem easier than it would for someone who doesn’t have the background.

I create all of my own graphics for the messages and so we can seamlessly connect everything. I would recommend any church engage believers with artistic talents to help with look and feel.

We also have banners on the outside, entryway and the hall that tie everything together. I realize that Jesus is the message and only Jesus matters but if I value something I put effort into it. If Jesus matters than I would think I would work as hard on how I present His message as I do my own home.
*Link Removed*
*Link Removed*
*Link Removed* - Check out this clothing line and tell me what you think

Offline spurly

  • All glory to God and to Jesus the Son!
  • Global Moderator
  • Lee's Inner Circle Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15740
  • Manna: 319
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Multimedia in ministry
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2006, 08:25:45 PM »
Kanham, I would love to do more videos in our worship here.  Maybe one day we will find the right people to pick up that ministry at the church where I serve God and his son Jesus Christ.
He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; like one from whom men hide their face; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.  Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed.