Faithlife Corporation

Faithlife Proclaim


4.5 / 5
27 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Pastors, worship, ministry leaders, and church volunteers.


Average Ratings

27 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $16.99/month
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Collaborate online with unlimited team member accounts.
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Faithlife Corporation
  • proclaim.faithlife.com/
  • Founded 1986
  • United States

About Faithlife Proclaim

Designed from the ground up for church services, Proclaim blends specialized features with intuitive design for seamless church presentations.


Faithlife Proclaim Features

  • Drag & Drop
  • Media Library
  • Multi-Screen Support
  • Projection Tools
  • Scripture Database
  • Stage View
  • Templates
  • Text over Video
  • 3D Objects
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Audio Content
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Media Library
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Video Content
  • Chord Chart Management
  • Media Library
  • Playlist Management
  • Presentation Management
  • Projection Tools
  • Scripture Database
  • Worship Planning

Faithlife Proclaim Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Better and Better

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like how much the software team is updating the product every release. The software itself is much better than many alternatives in this space. I really like how it saves the edits you've made to certain song lyrics and allows you to reuse old slides just with a quick search.

Cons: It would be great to have a master template for the look / feel / design of the slides and then build off from it. For now we just named one of the days "Master..." and if you need to pull a song or a sermon slide you just search for that and reuse it. The sermon slides are cumbersome but when you get to know how it works it's not too bad. They finally allowed for lists of words to appear like PowerPoint presentations show them (one line at a time) and that was my biggest beef before. There's still a learning curve.

Overall: Our ministry operates smoothly because of this software. The accessibility from the cloud makes it easy for us to collaborate and get the service in order before we get there on Sunday morning.

Amazing Collaborative presentation software

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Proclaim is typically marketed to churches. It's connections to CCLI song select make creating presentations so easy and fast. You can type a song title and an arrangement and the slides are generated, no need to type words. The whole program had cloud access allowing you to have multiple users who all work on the presentation: a pastor can add sermon slides, the worship leader can add songs, etc. videos, announcements, and YouTube links are simple and everything can be done from different computers. It is even integrated with a function that records sermons and can automatically publish to Facebook, a website or podcast feed.

Cons: The only thing I don't like is that the recordings can not have video added to them. The background library is a bit limited if you don't purchase the additional media packages

Capterra loader

Very simple and useful

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to collaborate with other contributors throughout the week from different places (cloud based) is probably my favorite feature.

Cons: Being cloud-based means items added to the presentation have to sync and need a good internet connection. Occasionally, we've had trouble with syncing because of server problems on their end or because of internet connectivity on our end. We've always been able to work out what we needed before presenting, but sometimes it's been close or we've had to re-do our work because it didn't sync. They usually work out those kinks quickly (they've never been repeated two consecutive days).

Overall: Simple and elegant media presentations for church services that multiple contributors could work on from various places throughout the week instead of coming to the church to create them.

Faithlife Proclaim helping presentation go smoothly during service

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Faithlife Proclaim helps presentation during the service go smoothly. This software allows easy accessibility through the cloud .. and to portray during the service.. the smooth transitions and creations of presentations can help members read the song lyrics as they are sung, receive alerts such as daycare issues on their personal devices and ability to see easily from the projector announcements and special presentations especially during the holiday seasons.

Cons: If the cloud is down you will not be able to access or edit your presentation.

Overall: It allows the hard of seeing easy accessibility as well as being able to upload onto our churches website and application. The ability for members to receive alerts during the service if there are any issues with their children being watched in daycare helps a lot as well.

Excellent Worship and Bible Study Company

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This worship is part of the Logos suite--what more do I need to write. Professional, helpful, devotional, and very versatile for ministry. we love everything about this software and our continued relationship with Logos. Thanks for a great product.

We love Proclaim

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great graphics, great worship software, and works with Logos. This helps our worship setup and development much easier and saves time on preparing the media for worship. Great program and company.

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A great way to keep a professional look when it comes to presenting your Church Service

Feb 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Proclaim stands tall among a market flooded with different options when it comes to running your services screen presentation. Proclaim is one of the better ones I have used.

Pros:

-No limit to how many computers it is installed on

-Cloud Syncing

-Integration with many other popular church software staples (Planning Center, SongSelect, Graceway Media, Etc)

-Many templates pre-built for you

Cons: This software is not the most intuitive I have used out of all the options available. If you really want to get the full use of out of this software you will need to put in the time to understand how to use it all. They do however make that easy with training and tutorials.

Overall: I have had really good luck with Proclaim when it comes to projecting our services. It is fast, works well on both a pc and a mac, and someone can be trained quickly on the basics if needed.

A Good Way to Boost Your Church's Signage and Presentations

Feb 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Proclaim's user interface is very good. It's easy to create slides, edit slides, and to reorder slides. Also, Proclaim has good options to add things on the fly. For instance, we can put a Bible verse on the screen that we had no idea our pastor would discuss within seconds.

Cons: Proclaim provides many slide themes that we can choose. However, not every theme will have all the type of slides that we need. For instance, some themes lack announcement slides while others will lack hymnal slides.

Overall: My church uses Proclaim as a way to control our signage and to create simple presentations for Sunday services. Proclaim isn't perfect, but it works well for our needs and much better than what we had before.

Decent presentation software platform

Oct 31, 2016
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is a great platform for a smaller church with limited resources. If you can get past the bugs and know how to work with the software, you will be rewarded with a rich presentation

We were hesitant at first

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: There are free options out there that we used for years. But the vast difference in undeniable and certainly worth the money.

Cons: There are some older features that are not working anymore but are still there.

Overall: Proclaim offers us a great deal of professional application to our services each Sunday

Vendor Response

by Faithlife Corporation on October 12, 2018

Nate, thanks for the review. There are free options out there that work really well. We're glad you're finding value in Proclaim, and our team is working hard to keep pushing out new features to enhance your presentations while streamlining your preparation.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out https://sites.faithlife.com. We recently launched a website builder that integrates seamlessly with Proclaim for publishing weekly services.

Proclaim Review

Dec 10, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the ease of use of this software and the array of features. It makes it easy to make a large number of slides without having to format each individual when creating song lyrics or a long list of points.

Cons: Max video upload is 300 megabytes, which isn't too bad, most of the time you wouldn't need that large of a file. The Program can be a bit laggy at times especially if you don't sync your slides a little bit ahead of your service or program.

Overall: I use proclaim to create slides for church services as well as just a general platform for managing what goes up on the screen during services at our church. Our preschool also uses it to do presentations and activities with their classes

Recommendations to other buyers: This is a great software, but depending on your organization size and service setup you might do just as well with a cheaper and simpler keynote, powerpoint, or google slides.

Proclaim is a great presentation platform for worship!

Oct 31, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to get started and fast learning curve. Cloud-based data storage - syncs across all devices - IOS, Android, Mac OS, Windows. Subscription-based pricing - very affordable and high-value feature set for the price.

Cons: Song management UI to make it easier to manage a master list of songs independent of a particular presentation project. Audio recording project history and post-service publishing and review after going off-air and shutting down Proclaim would be a great enhancement.

Overall: Just started using Proclaim for a recent worship weekend where we had a total of five hours of worship with multiple worship teams. Proclaim did the job and more and was very easy to setup and ran flawlessly throughout the weekend - highly recommend this cloud-based platform for flexibility across devices and desktop OSs.

Cloud based Church Presentation Software

Nov 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Early adopters of cloud based church presentations. No saving or needing to use USB drives. Everything is in the cloud! All your media, all your slides... everything in the cloud!

Cons: Was a little unstable early on but seem to have it all under control now. Must have access to the internet.

Overall: Big fan and excited to see where they go next. Great to work with and support is killer! They are there to help you make the most of the app.

A Simple Presentation Tool For Beginners

Aug 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Proclaim is a great presentation tool for our volunteer team simply because it is easy to use and learn.

Cons: The trade off for ease of use is limitations on what can be done with the software i.e. editing what can be done on individual screens etc.

Overall: Proclaim has served its purpose and the updates have helped keep us relevant. It's never failed us during a service or caused any major issues.

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My free trial proved this to be an incredible platform!

Feb 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I'm a Logos Bible Software user, so I love that this easily integrates with their whole Faithlife infrastructure (sharing media back and forth in research and in planning).

Cons: I think it is new enough that kinks are still getting worked out as you dig more deeply into the platform, that it does not yet have wide enough approval/usage so teams who have been doing production for some time have a difficulty finding reasons to make the switch to Proclaim.

Capterra loader

Great Presentation App

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is a great presentation app. I like the integration with the logos software and other bible apps. It has a lot of different starter slides that help you for the time.

Cons: It is not as easy to set up and to use. It takes a lot of trials and practice before you can actually become somewhat proficient.

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Faithlife Proclaim has been wonderful tool

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We use this program for all of our presentations at church. It is simple to plug in sermons, videos, photos, and works great with our other programs.

Cons: I'm not a big fan of monthly plans, so that is what I like the least about it. However, this program is so good that it is worth having it!

Easy to use and can be update by a team anywhere.

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that the team can make updates in other locations and not have multiple copies like PowerPoint. I also like that slides can be jumped if necessary. I like that it offers scrolling text at the bottom to notify people without stopping an event.

Cons: The upload function does not work the best. One of the teammates uploads a PowerPoint presentation into it and the system loses all the data and just leaves the right amount of blank slides.

The library of backgrounds just loads them in order of download which makes it hard to find the right one if you have many backgrounds.

Overall: Project slides for events.

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Never lets us down at Church!

Sep 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Proclaim is feature-rich and handles all our media and presentation needs at church. It's easy to use and works flawlessly!

Cons: We've been using it for years and it has no cons.

Overall: Proclaim has and will continue to serve our church well. Great product!

Proclaim Review

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the interface of this software. Its easy to use and creative. The library is vast also.

Cons: The text boxes could be more manipulative.

Overall: My overall experience has been excellent with Proclaim!

Proclaim excellent tool

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: a program that can be your best tool for your ministry, small groups, media, etc. excellent investment I recommend it.

Cons: very good tool, but its high cost is not the most attractive of this tool

Nice interface, with a collaborative focus, but could use some improvements

Dec 10, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Collaborative

Nice user interface

Cloud-based

Nice templates and animation

Cons: Expensive

Requires careful and accurate pre-planning, which is hard to achieve in many church services

Upselling

Cross-selling

Overall: I've demoed Proclaim several times now, wanting to switch our lyric and projection software. I really want to use Proclaim, but it just doesn't seem to fit our needs. They are a cloud solution, first and foremost, which provides some nice integrations and collaborative tools, but it seems to hinder other parts of the software. It's dependent on a CCLI license and SongSelect integration, which adds to already expensive pricing. The software is also focused on upselling you to the other Faithlife products, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the costs quickly balloon and just aren't reasonable for most churches.

Great product

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ease of use and the package deals that are available for this software. I do believe it is the most updated software for church presentation on the market.

Cons: Price. Though it is not to bad I wish there was a basic version that would be a one time payment and not an monthly fee.

Overall: Great product and is everything you need in your church, however the cost for a small church maybe to much. There are other softwares that will fit the need at a better deal. However I will have to say they are not as good.

Great product!

Feb 09, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use.

Cons: Can get costly over time.

Overall: Proclaim has been easy to learn to use. It is full featured and the user interface is very intuitive. They have some extra nice features built into the software such as the availability of pre-made professional slides that can be easily purchased incorporated into a presentation. Also, I think it was genius that they designed the software with the ability to record a sermon and made that feature super easy by creating buttons to the use in your regular playlist to start and stop the recording.

Capterra loader

Not the easiest to learn

Feb 04, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Integrates well with the Faithlife platform

Cons: Does take some extra time to learn the software

Interesting church presentation software

Feb 08, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: the media library is pretty expansive and they offer freebies regularly, i really like that they help with the creative process of using church software.

Cons: it was bulky and slow to try and use when i tried it, plus it takes a lot of learning in order to understand it properly.