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The Power of Low-Tech Visuals

Sometimes a marker and easel can outdo PowerPoint.

PreachingToday.com: Kevin, it seems like more and more churches have the ability to go high tech in their visuals, using PowerPoint. Is that true?

Kevin Miller: I just saw a study done by Facts & Trends magazine. They surveyed senior pastors of Protestant churches throughout the U.S., and one of the biggest increases they found was in the use of PowerPoint. Five years ago [around 1999] only five percent of Protestant churches were using PowerPoint or some similar program at least once a month in their worship services, and now [2004] it's 36 percent. So high-tech visuals are up dramatically in that time frame.

Talk about low-tech visuals. How does that pan out?
As we all race toward increasing use of high-tech visuals, we shouldn't leave out simple, low-tech visuals, which are easier for most churches to pull off and can be just as powerful, oftentimes even more powerful, than high tech PowerPoint or video presentations.

When you say low tech, is this the overhead projector? Is this puppets? ...

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