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  • Explore Features of the All New Graceway

    We hope you are loving the look and feel of the all new Graceway Media website! We think those who love the former Graceway site will love the new version even more. With an updated design and code base, the user experience has been greatly heightened on the new website. Redesigned from the ground up, the new Graceway  was created to give you an all around better experience to deliver the designs you depend on week after week.

    We’ve added a number of new features to the site that we hope you are already getting to use and explore. Here are just a few of those new features:

    MULTISCREEN DESIGNS

    We are so excited to introduce Multiscreen Designs for the first time. With environmental projection more popular than ever, our stunning Multiscreen Designs are sure to look amazing in your worship service. Resolutions include 1920 x 480 and 3840 x 720.

    FULL HD MOTIONS

    In addition to standard definition and 720p, Graceway members will now find 1080p Motions available for download. All new Worship Loops, Countdowns and Title Motions are available in crystal-clear 1080p resolution for the first time. Experience our Motions in full HD in your worship service. 

    ENHANCED SEARCH

    Find what you’re looking for even faster than before with our enhanced search capabilities. We think you’ll love being able to customize your search results in whatever way suits you best.

     

    NEW DESIGN

    The newly designed Graceway site has been created specifically with you in mind. The updated modern design has been crafted in a way that we think will give you the best user experience possible. From larger preview images to enhanced navigation, we think you’ll find the all new Graceway is extremely easy to use.



    If you have any questions about how to use the new features on the site, feel free to email us at info@gracewaymedia.com, or call us at 1-888-778-7543. 

    Explore The All New Graceway Media!

  • How Visual Media Can Enhance A Service {Interview}

    Camron Ware is the founder of Visual Worshiper, the originator of Environmental Projection in churches. He travels the country helping churches re-think their visual worship through Environmental Projection, lighting, and visual media. 

    We recently had the chance to ask Camron some questions about how visual media can enhance a worship service, the importance of intentionality in a service, and much more.

    GW: In what ways can visual media enhance a church service?

    CW: Visuals are able to transform a physical space and take a congregation somewhere different than four walls.  A visual environment showing the cosmos, a forest, a high cathedral, or even simply showing a single candle on a screen can all help enhance a service. 

    GW: In your experience, what is the most effective piece of software that you use on a regular basis?

    CW: In the visual worship context, I think ProPresenter and ProVideoPlayer are some great software choices for churches to start to dive into visual worship. In addition to controlling lyrics, there are so many visual edits you can do right within the software that expands your media library.

    GW: How can design and media help engage people during worship?

    CW: Visuals are able to communicate without words, yet can often be more powerful than words. From personal experience, I’ve found that rich imagery (such as sacred icons or old paintings telling parts of the Bible) can make me pause and reflect.

    Media can point to the Creator, which helps worshipers engage their heart, soul, mind, and body into pondering who God is and what He’s done in our lives.

    My favorite examples (albeit obvious) are showing visuals of the cosmos during “God of Wonders,” or “How Great Thou Art.” That is one simple, yet powerful way to engage people's minds into thinking about who God is.

    GW: What is one simple thing churches can do to enhance the look and feel of their service?

    CW: Well, Environmental Projection of course!  I’m kidding – kind of …

    Intentionality. If the visual worship leader (along with music worship pastor and lead pastor) remember that every visual element of the service has a voice, I’ve found that a worship service can be transformational. When we use all the technology all the time, it becomes noisy.

    I teach churches to always ask, “What’s the story here?” It's also important to use the best tool to communicate that. Those tools may include lighting, a video, a stage piece, a corporate prayer/reading, projection, and more.

    Find out more about Camron Ware's company, Visual Worshiper, at www.visualworshiper.com.

  • Upcoming Changes in Graceway Login Process

    This fall, we are gearing up to launch a brand new version of the Graceway Media website with many exciting new features. We’re also updating several items behind the scenes to make the site run even more smoothly for you. One of the items that we are addressing is the way that you log in to your account.

    Prior to 2011, an account’s username and email address were treated as two separate pieces of information. A member essentially had the option to log in with either an email address or an actual username. Over the past few years, however, we have worked toward simplifying the login process and anyone who became a member after 2011 now simply uses an email address to log in.

    Moving forward, ALL members will use their email address to log in to access their account.

    So what does this mean for you? If you regularly use your email address to log in, nothing will change. If you originally registered prior to 2011 and log in with a username (non-email address), you will now access your account by logging in with the primary email address associated with your account. We encourage you to take a look at your account profile and make sure that a current email address is listed.

    We’re excited about the things to come for Graceway Media in the very near future, and we think you will be too. As always, if you have any questions, please send us an email at info@gracewaymedia.com or give us a call at 1-888-778-7543.

    Thank you for continuing to allow Graceway Media the privilege of designing media for your church so you can do ministry.

  • We Stand for LIFE



     

    “Who’s weaker than the unborn? Who’s more voiceless than the unborn? No one.” –Matt Chandler

    All life is precious, both inside and outside of the womb. Throughout scripture, we see that life is sacred because we have been made in the image of God, and that God is the one who created life. He created us, He knows us, and He is the one who continues to sustain us. That is why all life is precious to God.

    The Author of LIFE

    Consider the following verses from Psalms 139:

    You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
    Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
    Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
    You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
    as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
    You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
    Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed (Psalm 139:13-16, NLT).

    Notice the words chosen to illustrate the profound event that happens as life is created and formed in the womb: “knit … complex … workmanship … woven.” This Psalm shows that the creation of life is intentional, profound, and holy.

    Sanctity of Life Resources

    We want to support you as you communicate on the topic of the sanctity of life. You can find a number of sanctity of life-themed resources from Graceway here.

    Not a Graceway member? For a limited time, we are offering the following image stills as free downloads:


    Our sister company, Igniter Media, is also offering a free download of the sanctity of life-themed mini movie Psalm 139 for a limited time. Click here to download Psalm 139.

    You can also visit StandForLifeMovement.com and take part in the #StandForLife social media campaign. Join the movement and share the link with your church body.

    As ambassadors for Christ, may we humbly love with grace and truth.


  • Success Story: Shoreline Dallas

     

    My name is Josh Rigaud, and I run the children's ministry ('BIGS' as we like to call it) for Shoreline Dallas. We just finished Easter, and if yours was anything like mine, it was pretty wild and crazy! It's the number one holiday for attendance, and you, just like me, want all aspects of your service to be great, especially visuals.

    Our church has 2 volunteers that make up our design team, and when Easter preparations began, it quickly became apparent that these two would not have enough time to create graphics for the adult services AND for the children's services. They just simply did not have the time.

    I had used Graceway Media on a few occasions, but I quickly was instructed by one of our designers to go to GracewayMedia.com and find a layout that fit my sermon title, 'The Champ.' I sent him the one I liked, and he was able to get me all of the sermon graphics I had requested in nearly 1 hour simply by modifying a sermon set that was already on Graceway.

    Thanks to Graceway Media and the volunteers of Shoreline Dallas, children were able to experience an incredible Easter service that hopefully made an impact that will last a lifetime.

    Below are some of the designs that were used to make Easter great for Shoreline Dallas' children.


    Worship Loops

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     Title and Supporting Screens:

    Design series can be found here:

       

    It is an honor to get to do what we do for churches and ministries across the world. THANK YOU to all who allow us to partner with you.  

    Tell us your success story below!

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