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What is Proclaim?

A presentation software made just for churches, Faithlife Proclaim blends specialized features with intuitive design for seamless church presentations. Create your services quicker each week with automatic formatting, streamlined service layouts, and thousands of graphics. Don't double-up on work, import items from PowerPoint, Planning Center, and WorshipPlanning.com with a just few clicks. Proclaim is designed to leverage the power of your entire team. Work together, wherever, whenever on Mac, PC, or both for no additional charge.

Proclaim Details
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Languages Supported
English, Spanish
Product Description

Proclaim Church Presentation Software enables pastors, worship leaders, and church staff to collaborate from wherever they work best.


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Faithlife
Company Website
Year Founded
1992
HQ Location
Bellingham, WA
Twitter
@ProclaimOnline
10,045 Twitter followers
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397 employees on LinkedIn®

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Youth Pastor
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I thoroughly enjoy Proclaim because it enables me to display helpful slides that correspond to my sermon points every week. It helps me reach my students and convey information to them. I also like how it easily integrates the presentations I make in Apple Keynote into our Sunday and Wednesday services. Finally, I appreciate that this program is very intuitive and easy to learn - many of our volunteer high school students are able to quickly learn the program and operate it with relative ease and expediency. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I honestly cannot think of a single thing that I disliked about Proclaim... other than the fact that, if I have a presentation that has a ton of animation, Proclaim will "split" all of the slides with animation into separate different slides. This can make for a rather large and unwieldy "final" product. Besides that one small issue, I genuinely do not have any significant disappointments with Proclaim. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Proclaim has helped me effectively communicate the major points of my sermons on both Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings (2x a week) every week for the past three years! It's been an easy program for many of our student volunteers to learn, and it has been a great tool for me. Additionally, this program helps us show our lyrics for our worship songs that we sing on Sunday mornings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Pastor
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Proclaim's cloud-based collaborative strategy allows several contributors to work on a presentation at the same time. Slides are easy to create and edit, and they look very professional. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes searching the various slide options can be less than helpful. I feel as though I'm searching and just hoping something good happens to come up. Also, there are times that I'd like to build a more complex slide (a couple of accent photos, or such), and Proclaim doesn't make that an easy process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take lots of time to watch videos and explore the depth of all that proclaim can do. It's an expansive piece of software. Rather than being frustrated by trying to figure things out when you're already up and running, it can be a very enjoyable thing to become increasing familiar with the software and improve your skills until you're very well adept. Also, if you are the one implementing Proclaim in your ministry, your confidence with the software will help other members be enthusiastic about using the software themselves. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Proclaim helps us use one computer to project to all of our various screens rather than needing one for the congregation and one for a confidence monitor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graphic Designer
Design
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We love using Proclaim to show a bible on screen while we present our weekend church services. It's been a very helpful tool after our Lead Pastor decided that he would like it to look like an actual bible when we're going through a bible verse on screen instead of just plain text. So far so good! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Proclaim is a little difficult to navigate if you've never used it before. You become more accustom to it after a couple times of playing around with it, but I wish it was a little more user friendly in its organization. I also wish it had even more features churches could use for weekend presentations! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would give Proclaim a try if you've always wanted an authentic-looking bible on screen to remind people that it's a real book! You won't regret it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed an on-screen Bible for our congregation to engage in during a weekend service. It's been the perfect tool for great interaction with a real-looking bible on screen, while also providing readers with and easy-to-read bible during church! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The ability to just send a presentation from Logos straight to Proclaim. All the slide backgrounds you can think of are most likely there with pre-filled Bible verses, announcements, slides options. Since it is a subcription based software it is never outdated. Every upgrade is included. Their customer service team is always willing to help in learning new things. The Faithlife community app also provides many ideas and helps for those seeking to improve their use of the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It’s so different than other presentation softwares that it has a longer learning curve. It’s not a stand alone, buy-it-and-keep-it software. It’s subscription based so if you don’t like having to pay for it indefinitely you may find this a turn off. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Proclaim makes sense for a church that would like to use the complete Faithlife platform. Logos Bible Software, Online Giving, Church Website, the Faithlife app, can all work together to create a seamless, organized communication flow with teams and individual members and friends of a congregation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having to come in and transfer a presentation using Dropbox, a USB drive or other drives.

The number of users is unlimited too. Under our current subscription you can have multiple users using Proclaim. For example, with ProPresenter you would have to purchase a different level license, but with Proclaim its part of the price. You can have different groups customize the software for its particular needs within the church campus. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Ministry Coordinator
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love how user friendly it is. I love the customer support that you get and the free training. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I ;love everything about it but you do have to pay a pretty penny. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

ITs the best product out there for presentation! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had to buy the CSB version of the Bible on all the accounts instead of just one for our church to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Pastor
Religious Institutions
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The title really says it all: we're very happy with the great functionality. It's usable across all platforms, syncs flawlessly, allows for all kinds of service configurations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's a big program. I would prefer larger, more significant updates, rather than multiple smaller ones. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you can afford it, go for it! In my opinion, you will not find better church presentation software out there. This recommendation comes after extensive research. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Best church presentation software out there! The service has improved on and outpaced all others. There's a huge advantage for me as a senior leader to have integration with Logos Bible Software. As the Faithlife family of products grows, I expect even more integrations to become available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We like that we can provide a good presentation experience to our audience without having to invest too much money in media assets purchases Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The stability of the software itself can sometimes be an issue sometimes. The presentation sometimes can lag a little bit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely Proclaim is a software to consider. As with any other software, testing is key and not all software is meant to be used by all people so finding a software that you can use and can provide a good return on investment is key. Proclaim when it comes to audience presentation is at the top of the list. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Primarily we are able to solve not having to invest a lot of capital in the design of media assets which Proclaim provides within their subscription service Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Proclaim is easy to use and can be used from multiple locations Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be clunky at times. I’ve noticed that most things can be done with proclaim but unless you’re willing to dig on forums it’s hard to discover. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Proclaim is best for collaboration among ministry leaders. However, don’t spend the money if you haven’t done the research. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits of proclaim is obvious. We can all edit and add content to the presentation from anywhere through the cloud. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Campus Minister
Religious Institutions
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how easy it is. The user interface is very nice as well, but they make it really easy to operate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It updates almost every time I open it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Find out what all it can do so that you can use it to its' full potential. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Projection needs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director of Discipleship
Religious Institutions
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Proclaim's unlimited user license and cloud-based system, combined with its templates and included graphics, make Proclaim the best worship software for most small, mid-size and large churches. The support is superb and new updates are being rolled out at least once or twice a week. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is some lack of flexibility at times, and it lacks a module for liturgy. There also are few graphics which truly appeal to more progressive congregations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be sure to sign up for the support emails from faithlife so that you'll get great Q&A from users. Also, note that they have several other features built in - podcasting, newsletters, and bulletins. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had a much harder time with our worship software when we had to pay a per-computer license. Proclaim's ease of use makes it easier to get many people contributing content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Front of House Manager
Performing Arts
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I would say the things I like the most about Proclaim are the ability to edit and add from anywhere and the ability to edit when live. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We haven't had many issues but there have been a few glitches. This past Sunday some of the slides went missing and it wouldn't sync to the cloud to grab them. This one 1 Sunday in the past year so I still don't feel it's a deal breaker. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take advantage of the trial Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Proclaim is a better presentation software than using PowerPoint.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Proclaim is by far the best presentation program for churches there. It offers a user-friendly interface, really well designed elements for slides and very good integrations as the bible on the screen, which allows you to integrate a verse on the slide with just write the passage text. In addition, they offer a remote control mobile app that can be used during presentations of musical letters, it can be downloaded from the google play store for android or app store for iphone. The letters can be brought directly from Song Select (by CCLI) and not having to type them. Proclaim can also store your presentation in the cloud, so you do not have to never use more than a USB stick, this is a very useful tool in a day like today. I also love that you have the possibility to can record the service and share it with other brethrens that could not attend to church. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The program is a bit expensive, but still you can have a free 30 day trial, so you may decide your mind. An inconvenience with this program is that it happened already that when a guest speaker brings his own .ppt powerpoint presentation on a flash drive this presented some little problems. The process you have to go through is to import and convert the powerpoint slides to images. It was not that possible because the slides were cut off at some parts deleting scriptures and other important text when converted to images, so what you must end up doing is run powerpoint software separately. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Many websites offer a free download of Proclaim. Proclaim most used versions are 1.8, 1.5 and 1.1. Proclaim is a Multimedia program type. The installation file name of the most common tool is ProClaim.exe. The real architect of this program without cost is Logos Bible Software. I preferably recommend anyone to download the program directly from the developer's website. You can have a free 30 day trial and no credit card is needed, I would reccomend anyone to use this option before purchasing the software to test if it will fit to what you church is needing. If you are already a designer, this program can be a very useful tool to can explode your creativity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Proclaim lets you to work with all your team from wherever they are able to work better. You do not have no need to email them any large files or scramble around with big large files on a flash drive. It also connects with many of the tools that most of the time people already use, like grace media, Planning Center Online, or CCLI SongSelect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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