Breathe @ : April 4

Debbie Pierce

Dear Oxygen Member,

I’m sure most of you have completed all your Easter preparations by now. If not, don’t worry—check out this month’s ‘Product Showcase.’ We will do all we can to get the resources you need into your hands as quickly as possible.

In this issue of Breathe we visit with another church making the most of multimedia in our ‘Church Spotlight’ profile series. If you’re a Premier or Premier Plus member we’ll let you know when to expect your quarterly CD-ROMs in our ‘New for Members’ section. And, just in time for Easter, our free download this month is ‘Lilies.’

We pray that the Lord will bless all your preparations and use your ministry in a powerful way this Easter season.


Debbie Pierce
Members Services


Church Spotlight

This month we chatted with Sam McIlroy, multimedia operator at First Baptist Church in Iowa Park, TX.

How do you use multimedia at your church?
We use multimedia for our announcements, sermon outlines, video clips to illustrate sermons, video and slide backgrounds for Music to reinforce the message.

Continued Below


Product Showcase
Easter Resources

Easter — Volume 2

Oxygen has produced a number of incredible Easter products for this season. One that may have slipped under the radar with the introduction of the new motion product is our latest Easter Collection Preaching Graphics. The New Easter Collection has an amazing array of beautiful images themed completely around the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.

We know that Easter is almost here, but if you are still looking for high-quality visuals to add impact to your service, we're here to help. Now through April 10th we are offering a free upgrade to 2nd Day shipping on all Easter CD purchases. To see all of the graphics from our Easter 2 CD click here.


New for Members
Oxygen CD-ROM

Premier and Premier Plus Members, your quarterly Volumes will be mailed sometime next week. Volume 14 includes graphics illustrating themes such as stewardship, teamwork, worship and the armor of God as well as Bible stories from the Old and New Testament. These images will definitely be a significant addition to your Oxygen graphics library. Please let us know if you haven't received your CD-ROM(s) by April 28.

Deluxe Member coupon codes were updated at the beginning of the month. Since only current month codes are available on the website, please make sure to copy and save the codes if you don't use them immediately.

As always, if you have any questions, ideas or concerns please contact me at or 888.654.4452.


free download

This month’s Free Download

“I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.”


– Song of Solomon 2:1


Church Spotlight, continued...


How long have you been using visual graphics in your church service, and why did you start using visual imagery with your sermons?
We’ve been using visual graphics for two years. We started using visuals because we felt it would enhance the worship service.

What presentation software/equipment do you use for your multimedia?
We use Media Shout 3.0 & Dual Projectors with a dual screen computer system.

What has been the response to using graphics with your sermons?
Over the last two years we have received consistently positive feedback about our use of multimedia.

What is one Oxygen image that has been particularly powerful in your ministry setting?
It hard to pick out one image, because so many of the images we get from Oxygen are very powerful in different settings. However, if I had to pick our favorite it would be ‘Glorified.’

Where are you headed with multimedia in your worship services?
We are looking to eventually be televised on a local basis.

*Interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Tell Us

Here are the results from last month’s survey when we asked, ‘What media elements will you be using for Easter?’

Sermon Slides
Motion Backgrounds
Video Clips
Movie Clips
Full Color Banners

April’s Question

What are you using for worship presentation software?

Media Shout
Easy Worship

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