Faithlife Proclaim

Faithlife Proclaim

Church presentation solution for small to large churches

4.6/5 (40 reviews)

Faithlife Proclaim Overview

What is Faithlife Proclaim?

Faithlife Proclaim is a cloud-based church presentation solution, which helps churches design, record, and publish sermons for the congregation. Key features include lyrics loading, program editing, survey data collection, slide sharing, mobile alerts, and multi-user collaboration. Faithlife Proclaim comes with a drag-and-drag interface, which lets team members design slides and format texts with images, custom font styles, and background fill options. Presentations can also be created using the built-in media library, which provides a set of still slides, reusable templates, motion backgrounds, verses, and song lyrics. Plus, the solution allows planners to arrange slides and adjust transition times for Pre-Service Loop, Warm-Up, and Post-Service Loop sections. Faithlife Proclaim offers integration with third-party church management applications and media resources including Logos Bible Software, SongSelect by CCLI, Planning Center, WorshipPlanning.com, Elvanto, and Graceway Media. The Faithlife Proclaim mobile app helps users manage presentation flow, refresh displays, and control video playbacks from remote locations. The solution enables users to add confidence monitor timers, which informs speakers about speech and time limits.

Faithlife Proclaim Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$19.95/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Proclaim On Air Plan: starting at $19.95/month for congregations with 1-99 members
On Air + Pro Media Plan: starting at $29.90/month for congregations with 1-99 members
On Air + Pro Media + Partner Media Plan: starting at $79.89/month for congregations with 1-99 members


Faithlife Proclaim Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle-East and Africa, United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

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Faithlife Proclaim Reviews

Faithlife Proclaim Reviews

Overall rating
4.6
/
5 40 reviews
Excellent
25

Very good
13

Average
2

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.4
95% recommended this app
Sheila C.

Proclaim worship presentation software is an excellent solution for any size Church!

Overall, I'm quite impressed with Proclaim. It has changed our worship service by Leaps and Bounds, and made me more efficient getting my work done during the week. There are so many features yet that we have not even begin to scratch the surface on, but I'm excited for the future in hopes that we will dig deeper and begin to use them.


Amy B.

Great program that is easy to use and perfect for beginners

Overall, Proclaim has been the easiest software to use in regards to presentation software like ProPresenter and MediaShout. It has great connectivity functionality and has been making strides towards being wireless and having excellent cloud integration!


Jeff S.

A great church presenter once set up the way you want it.

Overall, having edited each slide to verify font and size consistency, it has worked really well for our church.


Matt H.

Excellent choice for church presentation software

Proclaim is a great package and highly recommended. It's getting better over time and works well for our church.


Patrick S.

Decent presentation software platform

Proclaim is a cloud based SAAS for churches looking to present songs, slides, videos, and more. Part of the FaithLife family of products, Proclaim offers integrations with a number of the other FaithLife products for advanced features. Proclaim will push Bible verse or screen cues to congregants using the FaithLife Logos Bible app. We have found this feature to be clever, but not terribly useful, as most people use the LifeChurch Bible app at our location.

There are a number of quirks in the Proclaim software... it will overwrite songs if you press enter to early when loading a song. Cloud based is great, but the presentation will sometimes lag if the connection to their servers are not strong. Presentation options are limited.

Basically, if you are looking to use it outside of their *exact* intention, your user experience may suffer. However, if you are comfortable in the box that they provide, you will be rewarded with some great presentation software.


Sheila C.
Industry: Graphic Design
Company size: Self Employed

Proclaim worship presentation software is an excellent solution for any size Church!

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 6/8/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I'm quite impressed with Proclaim. It has changed our worship service by Leaps and Bounds, and made me more efficient getting my work done during the week. There are so many features yet that we have not even begin to scratch the surface on, but I'm excited for the future in hopes that we will dig deeper and begin to use them.

Pros

What I love most about Proclaim is that it is so intuitive with the layout and how things are put together. It doesn't take a computer genius to be able to lay out a presentation. Also, the person left to run the presentation during the service needs to know nothing more than how to Progressive slide forward or backward. It's really that simple!
Proclaim is even made it super simple by integrating our work subscriptions, Bible versions in scripture, along with song lyrics within the software. It is literally a one-stop-shop. What used to take me over 2 hours to do in illustrator, Photoshop, and PowerPoint, I can now get done in about 30 minutes and Proclaim.

The customer service is also outstanding! Each time that I have emailed them, I've gotten a reply back usually the same day with a personalized email addressing my specific question. No Scripts or faceless reply to

Cons

One of the things I like least about this software is the dependability of the sinking upload feature. I can work on a presentation at home, and press the sync feature leave my laptop open for a couple hours, and it still won't show up on the church computer several days later. We end up having to share the actual presentation file through Google Drive in order to make sure that everyone has access to the file that they need.
I wish that there was a way that I could actually see the progress of a file being synced and know what it is 100% uploaded and ready to collaborate with.

The other thing that I don't like about the software is that all the art, song lyrics, and in-depth Bible study stuff are all extra subscription cost. Period. In addition to the money that is spent each month on Proclaim itself. For a small church, this can be quite an expense and not everyone is able to pay it.
The church that I attend is about 30 to 40 people on a good Sunday, and they do pay for the Proclaim software, but I end up having to pay for all the artwork subscriptions myself just so that I don't pull my hair out trying to put presentations together. The basic artwork included with Proclaim is lackluster at best.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Amy B.
Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Great program that is easy to use and perfect for beginners

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 8/11/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Proclaim has been the easiest software to use in regards to presentation software like ProPresenter and MediaShout. It has great connectivity functionality and has been making strides towards being wireless and having excellent cloud integration!

Pros

I currently use Proclaim and it has been very helpful for my organization (religious institution) in planning our services. I use another, similar software as well and so it is interesting to see the similarities and differences with each. What I like MOST about Proclaim is its MOBILITY... I can literally download the software onto my laptop and work on it anywhere I go. If I have a last-minute adjustment to make, I just open my computer, make the change, and it shows up on all other devices logged into my Proclaim account, including the main computer at my organization. That is definitely my favorite part of the software!

Cons

I don't really have anything negative to say about Proclaim, but if there was one thing to pick on, it would be the lack of media options. I expected the software to come pre-loaded with default media like still/moving backgrounds, wallpapers, audio files, etc, but there hasn't been much selection. HOWEVER, there is available media for purchase... which has ended up working out when needed in a pinch.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Jeff S.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 51-200 Employees

A great church presenter once set up the way you want it.

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 10/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, having edited each slide to verify font and size consistency, it has worked really well for our church.

Pros

having multiple people on the visual team at church, it is nice that this software is online. I can access it from any computer and make adjustments when needed. Adding photos/videos for sermon illustrations is easy.
Having the ability to import songs directly from CCLI is wonderful!

Cons

In order to keep the same font and sizes in a whole presentation, I need to edit every slide. I have not found a way to make a standard font/size for the different sections. It would be helpful to be able to edit a "Title 1" to be a specific font and size for the entire presentation.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Matt H.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 10,001+ Employees

Excellent choice for church presentation software

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 31/10/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Proclaim is a great package and highly recommended. It's getting better over time and works well for our church.

Pros

Proclaim is multi-platform and has a cloud-based component, such that it's easy to create service presentations at home and then use them at church. All that's required is that the Proclaim software is installed both places and logged into the same group.

Overall, it's pretty easy to use and many things are obvious to find and use. It has enough customizability that it should be usable by both small and large churches alike.

Service content is editable in a freeform editor, with changes instantly previewed on slides to the right. It's super easy to see how changes affect what will be displayed to the audience.

Cons

The biggest drawback is the song database and organization. You can't organize songs into different collections, nor can you see all of the songs in your database in one place in order to do organization, cleanup, etc. When you pull in a song to your service order, you are editing that song everywhere it might be used, so you have to be careful about changing verse orders, words, attribution, etc. Additionally, song titles must be globally unique within the church group. In other words, you can't have two songs named identically where one is a congregational version and the other is a choral version. You have to differentiate somehow via the name.

Faithlife has indicated they are working on a major upgrade to the song organization features, so I am hoping that this gets much better in the near future.

Editing backgrounds, adding images, and editing smartmedia is a little confusing at first, so it really takes some getting used to. This aspect of the product could be made better.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Patrick S.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Decent presentation software platform

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 31/10/2016
Review Source: Capterra

Proclaim is a cloud based SAAS for churches looking to present songs, slides, videos, and more. Part of the FaithLife family of products, Proclaim offers integrations with a number of the other FaithLife products for advanced features. Proclaim will push Bible verse or screen cues to congregants using the FaithLife Logos Bible app. We have found this feature to be clever, but not terribly useful, as most people use the LifeChurch Bible app at our location.

There are a number of quirks in the Proclaim software... it will overwrite songs if you press enter to early when loading a song. Cloud based is great, but the presentation will sometimes lag if the connection to their servers are not strong. Presentation options are limited.

Basically, if you are looking to use it outside of their *exact* intention, your user experience may suffer. However, if you are comfortable in the box that they provide, you will be rewarded with some great presentation software.

Pros

Simple, easy to use presentation software. Interface is great for volunteers to help use.

Cons

Connections to the presentation can be slow, causing slide transitions to happen with a significant lag. Limited display options. Inability to insert new slides within a song. Bugs and quirks abound.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

User recommendation
8.7/10
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Faithlife Proclaim Pricing

Faithlife Proclaim Pricing

Starting from
US$19.95/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Proclaim On Air Plan: starting at $19.95/month for congregations with 1-99 members
On Air + Pro Media Plan: starting at $29.90/month for congregations with 1-99 members
On Air + Pro Media + Partner Media Plan: starting at $79.89/month for congregations with 1-99 members

Proclaim On Air Plan: starting at $19.95/month for congregations with 1-99 members
On Air + Pro Media Plan: starting at $29.90/month for congregations with 1-99 members
On Air + Pro Media + Partner Media Plan: starting at $79.89/month for congregations with 1-99 members

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 40 user ratings
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Faithlife Proclaim Features

Faithlife Proclaim Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Customisable Branding
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Email Integration
Event Management
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Features
4.4/5
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Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

Additional information for Faithlife Proclaim

Additional information for Faithlife Proclaim

Key features of Faithlife Proclaim

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Presentation Streaming

Faithlife Proclaim FAQs

Faithlife Proclaim FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Faithlife Proclaim.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Faithlife Proclaim offer?

Faithlife Proclaim offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$19.95/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Proclaim On Air Plan: starting at $19.95/month for congregations with 1-99 members On Air + Pro Media Plan: starting at $29.90/month for congregations with 1-99 members On Air + Pro Media + Partner Media Plan: starting at $79.89/month for congregations with 1-99 members

Q. What are the main features of Faithlife Proclaim?

Faithlife Proclaim offers the following features:

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Presentation Streaming

Q. Who are the typical users of Faithlife Proclaim?

Faithlife Proclaim has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Faithlife Proclaim support?

Faithlife Proclaim supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Faithlife Proclaim offer?

Faithlife Proclaim has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Faithlife Proclaim support mobile devices?

Faithlife Proclaim supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Faithlife Proclaim integrate with?

Faithlife Proclaim integrates with the following applications:

Elvanto, WorshipPlanning.com

Q. What level of support does Faithlife Proclaim offer?

Faithlife Proclaim offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials