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Breathe @ www.oxygen-multimedia.com : September 12, 2006

Debbie Pierce

Dear Oxygen Member,

Vacations are turning into memories, kids are back in school and leaves are already turning brown in some areas. Summer is almost officially over, and a new ministry year is kicking in at many churches.

As the fall season begins we are preparing to increase the number of products we offer and ways we can help you with your visual communication. In the process we are hoping to find out what you want and need the most. This month’s ‘New for Members’ section will tell you how you can help influence our new product development and have the opportunity to critique new features in our web store.

Also in this month’s issue of Breathe, read about some contemporary visual resources that are available on the Oxygen website in ‘Product Showcase’. Participate in our monthly survey and see the results from last month in ‘Tell Us’. Find out how yet another church makes the most of multimedia in ‘Church Spotlight’. And don’t forget to download the free graphic for the month, ‘Cross Rose’.

We pray that you and your ministry will be richly blessed, in this coming year.

Blessings,

Debbie Pierce
Member Services

   


Church Spotlight

This month we interviewed Steve Gleghorn, Senior Pastor at First Southern Baptist Church of Rio Linda, CA.

How do you use multimedia at your church?
We use media in our church service to promote church ministries and mission opportunities, to show PowerPoint slides for sermons, for video presentations, and with musical presentations.

Continued Below


 

Product Showcase
Christian Collages Volume 2

Worship Images Volume 2

This month we are taking the time to highlight one of our graphic providers, Christian Collages. CC’s work has a different look and feel than our standard Oxygen graphics. We think they will add diversity to your message and your visuals. Christian Collages’ Volume 2 Worship collection is a downloadable series of over 180 slides. Geared toward worship themes, this series evokes powerful emotions through color and photography that will add a layer of depth to more contemporary services. Right now we are offering an additional $10 off this incredible image library through the Sept. 21st. To see more images from this collection click here.

Worship Images Volume 2 is now available at a special price. Save $10 when you order this beautiful worship collection. You’ll find over 180 unique slides for just $69.95, available for immediate download. This special offer ends Thursday, September 21st, so act fast!


 

New for Members
Announcement Slide

Premier and Premier Plus Members, don’t forget to take advantage of your free downloads in the ‘Your Members Page’ section of our website. This month we will be adding some graphics from our partners at Christian Collages. You can read more about their products in our Product Showcase section.

Also, October is just around the corner and you know what that means. That’s right, another Oxygen volume sent right to your door. We will let you know exactly when to expect your volume in next month’s newsletter. Until then, we want to make sure we have the most up to date shipping information. If you have moved within the past few months, please take a moment to send us a quick email at members@oxygen-multimedia with your new address.

Deluxe Members, your September coupon codes are available. Please remember to copy and save the codes if you don’t use them immediately since only current month’s coupons are available on the website.

Oxygen is looking for a few volunteers to help us in a focus group. We will be interacting with group members about new products and ideas that will help shape our church resources. Participants will be asked for little time and will receive free samples of future products. If you are interested in being part of the team please email Vince Williams at vince@oxygen-multimedia.com

 

free download

This Month’s Free Download

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

– Isaiah 53:5

     
 

Church Spotlight, continued...

 

How long have you been using multimedia in your church service, and why did you start using visual imagery?
We have been using multimedia for sixteen years. We started using visual imagery to give our sermons more illustrative impact and to help people visualize missionaries on the field of service.

What presentation software/equipment do you use for your multimedia?
We use Microsoft PowerPoint, Oxygen, and a simple projection system.

What has been the response to using graphics with your sermons?
Our people really enjoy the presentations and look forward to them each week, which means the staff has to stay fresh.

What is one Oxygen image that is particularly memorable?
The modern cross, from Oxygen volume 7, is especially powerful to me.

Where are you headed with multimedia in your ministry?
We are looking at drama illustrations to emphasize teaching points.

*Interview has been edited for length and clarity.

If you would like to share how your church is using multimedia, please email us at members@oxygen-multimedia.com. We would love to hear from you!



Tell Us

Here are the results from last month’s survey when we asked, ‘Who creates the slides for your sermon?’

Answer
Results
The Pastor
40%
Church Secretary
14%
Communications Dept.
3%
Media Ministry
25%
Other Volunteer
18%


August’s Question

Your church needs more of what resources?

Graphics
Motion
Video
Printed Materials
Sermon Series

If you’re having trouble using this survey, click here.

 
   
 

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