• 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

  • 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 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 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 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!

  • What You Must Know When Planning A Service


    At Graceway Media, we have the opportunity to create media that churches use every weekend. In addition to providing the artwork needed for weekend services, we also want to provide some ideas on how to best use these designs. We’ve put together a quick service outline that uses similar designs for a consistent visual experience along with some tips for each segment.


    Welcome Screen

    It’s a great idea to have a welcome screen playing as people begin to trickle in. Playing music along with the video can also help. This can be done with a playlist in Spotify, iTunes, or using your church band.


    See a motion version here.


    Countdown/Worship Intro

    A countdown is a great tool that can be useful in a couple different ways.  First of all, it can obviously be used to countdown the beginning of service.  You can also use it to cue your "creatives" on the worship team who sometimes have a tough time keeping track of what time it is.  


    See the countdown here.


    Worship Loops

    Worship loops really have the ability to take your worship experience up a notch.  For example, if the song is fast then make sure the movement of the loop is faster as well.  Likewise, if a song is slower, then find a worship loop that moves slower.  TIP:  When planning a service, be sure to test the actual songs with the worship loops for feel.  We included popular worship songs with the loops that we picked out so that you can see an example of what worship loops fit with what songs.  

    Alive - Hillsong Young & Free - Worship Loop

    One Thing Remains - Bethel Live - Worship Loop

    10,000 Reasons - Matt Redman - Worship Loop


    If you want to do announcements during service, it's super important that you keep them quick, informative and above all...engaging!  If Graceway doesn't have the specific announcement text that you need, remember to submit your retitling request using our Retitling Service to have an announcement customized to match what you need.  



    Sermon Title With Scripture 

    Be sure that when a scripture is being read, the scripture is on the screen, but when the scripture reading is done, the sermon title should replace it.  The Sermon Title should be the constant "placeholder" onscreen unless there is something else needing to be displayed.  The only instance where this does not apply is if you are displaying your pastor speaking live onscreen.



    Tithes & Offerings

    There are two main ways churches are addressing Tithes and Offerings nowadays.  One is the passing of the bucket/plate which is a more traditional means.  The second is to just remind people that they can give and to have buckets at the back on their way out.  This method is becoming increasingly popular in recent years.


    See a motion version here.


    Close of Service

    In this service structure, the service closes after offering is taken up and the congregation is dismissed.  Be aware of the "mood" when you finish a service and please play the appropriate music.  If you are still having prayer at the end then have a slower song playing.  If you need people to hustle on out so that you can prepare for the next service, play something upbeat.  

    See a motion version here.


    Feel free to share and/or leave comments below telling us some of your own experiences when it comes to planning a service, how you use media, etc.


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