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Avoiding common media mistakes during praise and worship time.

Sing to him a new song—and for Pete's sake, use a new font! One of my pet peeves is the way song lyrics are displayed in worship. Why is it that many churches, otherwise doing great creative visual stuff, get to the music portion of worship and revert to dull, lifeless presentation styles? I wish I could help them see there can be power even in the presentation of song lyrics. "Praise & Worship" (as many refer to it) should not be a time to abandon all of the creative stuff that is put into the other parts of worship. Instead, "praise and worship" (P & W) time can be an opportunity to extend creativity even further. What does this look like?

Let's start with the basics. Here are a few key points to remember as you produce song slides for worship:

Font choice. Helvetica and Arial, although very readable, are not terribly inspiring fonts. Feel free to be creative, but don't go overboard; readability is important. If you have a graphic that has a "techno feel," use a "techno" font; a ...

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