22 Mar 2016
Churches have been projecting worship lyrics for well over a decade now, yet I’ve noticed that many have kept the same boring look that they started with years ago. Sure, plain text over a background gets the job done, but what if we got more creative?
Over the last few years, I’ve started seeing a few ministries moving to some more out-of-the-box methods for displaying the words to their songs. These looks make a huge impact on the look and feel of your corporate time of worship. The best part? They don’t require a lot of experience or time to make happen at your church. I achieved each of these looks right in ProPresenter.
Here are three looks that will take your worship lyrics to the next level:
1. The “Boxed Text” Look
There are several ways to achieve this increasingly popular look. In my experience, the best long-term solution is to create a template in ProPresenter that includes an adjustable text box. You can download my template for this here.
2. The “Emphasized Chorus” Look
This look is achieved by simply displaying your verses in a normal, legible font size. Then, for your chorus, bridge, tag, or any other big moments in your song, increase the font to a larger size with less text on each slide. I’ve used this method a lot in my church and I’ve noticed that it actually helps the worship team deliver those powerful moments in songs.
Font Used In Examples: Heroic Condensed Bold
3. The “Instagram Quote” Look
This look that resembles many of the popular quotes that are all over Instagram is the most design-heavy of this list, but is still easy to achieve in just a few minutes. To keep it interesting, I chose a font family that included many alterations and adjusted the kerning for each line. When designing, remember to keep your slides simple and elegant. You don’t want to turn a good thing into a distraction.
Fonts Used In Examples: Gotham Light, Light Italic, Bold
What Do You Think?
Do you have any other next-level looks that you’d add to the list?
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