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Debbie Pierce

Dear Oxygen Member,

We are always looking for ways to make it easier for you to use our website and access our graphics. Now you can access your free monthly download without going through the checkout process. Just click on the Free Download link and download the Oxygen graphic directly from the page. This month’s offering, ‘King of the Jews’ is very powerful and perfect for Easter.

Also in this issue of ‘Breathe,’ you’ll find information on the product many of you have been asking for, our first InMotion DVD. In this month’s installment of ‘Church Spotlight’ you’ll get to see how another Oxygen customer is using multimedia in church and maybe even get some great ideas.

Blessings,

Debbie Pierce
Members Services

   


Church Spotlight
Church Spotlight

We recently talked with Rick New, pastor of Oasis Christian Center in Vancouver, Washington.

How do you use multimedia graphics in your service?
Well, we use it in our praise service and in my PowerPoint presentations during the sermon.

Continued Below


 

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InMotion — The Passion Collection

Oxygen’s InMotion DVD-ROM is the newest merger of our incredible graphics collection and the impact of motion. Each moving background contains exquisite imagery paced to enhance the worship experience of your congregation. With slow fades and smooth transitions, each image will help establish a mood without any distraction. The InMotion DVD is loaded with 22 different loopable backgrounds in both MPEG and DVD files, and can be used in your computer or a DVD player.

Our first full InMotion DVD is titled The Passion Collection. Perfect for Easter, The Passion Collection offers many illustrated loops with images of the cross and Jesus interlaced throughout the backgrounds. Right now we are offering this new collection at special savings for the Easter season. Regularly $89.00, you can now purchase the all-new InMotion – Passion Collection DVD –ROM for just $69.00. To save over 20% and learn more about this new product click here.



 

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Oxygen CD-ROM

Premier Plus, Premier and Deluxe members, in appreciation for your loyalty we invite you to save an additional 15% on your purchase of any CD or DVD during the month of March. Just use the coupon code THANKS during the checkout process and 15% will automatically be deducted from your already discounted member price.

Premier and Premier Plus members, the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ series has arrived. Be sure to check the ‘Your Members Page’ section of our website to download the first few installments of ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ today!

Deluxe Members, be sure to copy and save the coupon codes this month if you don’t use them immediately. Coupon codes are updated at the beginning of each month and only current month codes are available on the website.

As always, if you have any questions, ideas or concerns please contact me at members@oxygen-multimedia.com or 888.654.4452.

 

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This month’s Free Download

King of the Jews

“Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

– Matthew 27:37

 

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?
I've been using graphics for about 4 years. As the Chinese proverb says, "One picture is worth a thousand words." I got started because I found that if you can find the right graphic to illustrate your point, it helps people hang on to the point you're making in your sermon. I just started learning PowerPoint, and in the beginning for a lot of my stuff I created my own backgrounds and pulled pictures off the web wherever I could. But often the pictures were really poor, or ancient. When I first started, my teenage kids called the pictures I was using "cheesy." Of course now that I'm using Oxygen it's a much more professional and finished look, it brings more life to the screen, making it much more believable. I like your product.

What has been the response to using graphics with your sermons?
The response has been very positive. Just last week, for instance, I preached on Isaiah 59:2, a scripture which had a particularly subtle meaning. I found the Oxygen image "Rebellious," and it fit the passage so perfectly, just bringing out the meaning. I had lunch with a family after the service, and one of the people there remarked that the image helped them understand the passage better. That is a typical response.

How does Oxygen fit in with your sermon preparation?
I do my PowerPoint presentation last. I do all my research and then lay out my sermon outline, and after I've got that done I work to insert the graphics and text into a PowerPoint presentation. That works best for my preaching.

What is one Oxygen image that has been particularly powerful in your ministry setting?
I really like "Glorified." It is just a particularly striking image of Jesus, a very bright, moving depiction of Jesus.

Where are you headed with multimedia in your worship services?
Media is very important, and I see us continuing on with what we're doing. You don't want to overdo it, because it's about the message, not the graphics. I've occasionally used short film clips, especially from Sermon Spice. Of course, you can only use video clips once or twice, before people get bored with it. It needs to help enhance the presentation.

*Interview has been edited for length and clarity.
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Tell Us

Here are the results from last months survey when we asked, "What kind of motion clips have you used in your services over the last 6 months?"

Answer
Results
Nature Clips
44%
Video Clips
44%
Jumpbacks
16%
Textured Backgrounds
47%
Oxygen InMotion
9%
Haven't used motion yet
34%


March's Question

What media elements will you be using for Easter?

Sermon Slides
Motion Backgrounds
Video Clips
Movie Clips
Full Color Banners

If you're having trouble with this survey, click here.

 
   
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