PowerFinish Worship Themes
Reviewed: Geetesh Bajaj
Date Created: August 1st 2009
Last Updated: August 1st 2009
PowerPoint presentations or other projected content in churches don't always follow the rules laid down for corporate presentations. Although the presentation backgrounds used in churches should also be non distracting from the message, you can still use a busier background with flowers, skies, people, religious symbols, and other nature elements.
The new Christian backgrounds and worship themes from PowerFinish aim to fulfill that requirement with their graphic styles and contemporary Christian concepts. You can use all of the designs in this product for PowerPoint presentations or within any other worship or church presentation software.
PowerFinish is from Studio F, a company based in Sarasota, Florida, USA. Studio F creates PowerPoint templates and backgrounds. You can learn more about PowerFinish Worship Themes and their other products at their site...
If you've used PowerFinish designs before, you'll notice that the Worship Themes product is a departure from their usual purely abstract design work. These new themes illustrate concepts, topics, and events that are relevant in today's church. Many churches have volunteers handling their media, and they know that finding new and attractive designs for various events is a never ending job. This library includes themes that will be useful on many occasions, such as:
- Welcoming visitors
- Reminders to turn off cell phones
- As backdrops for song lyrics
- Announcing upcoming events like baby dedications, church picnics, etc.
- As part of holiday celebrations
Here are the specifications:
- Volumes include Announcements, Church Events, Praise and Prayer, Sermon Topics, and Holidays (3 volumes). Each volume has 25 themes with 3 slides (includes two matching and customizable designs with no text).
- The ZIP download is for both Macintosh and Windows operating systems.
- All the backgrounds are in 4:3 and High Definition 16:9 (1280X720) wide screen sizes.
- Each purchase includes license for up to 3 users in a church or nonprofit organization.
My contact at Studio F for this review was Joye Argo - thank you, Joye.
Here's a preview of some of the new designs from PowerFinish's Worship Themes product.
Joye suggested previewing these designs here that have been commented on positively by church visitors (see below)
Each theme includes the background image with and without text, so you can modify it as you need. You can add lyrics or sermons, and program notes to the coordinated worship designs. These backgrounds can also be used to create PowerPoint templates and backgrounds.
Other than PowerPoint, the backgrounds in Worship Themes can be used in all popular worship software such as:
- Media Shout
- Song Show Plus
- Sunday Plus
- Presentation Manager PRO
Each of the PowerFinish Worship Themes volumes are available for different prices ranging from $14.95 to 19.95.
Support is through e-mail -- in addition, Studio F offers live telephone support during regular business hours.
It's difficult to find fault with a product that gives you high quality, specialized imagery at this price -- add in the generous licensing terms and support options, and you have a winner.