The Worship Media Handbook

The Worship Media Handbook

By Jeff McIntosh

This 101 page PDF ebook on the fundamentals of worship projection will quickly train you and your church media team how to prepare, edit and project worship lyric slides with excellence.

Start creating better worship presentations

Topics covered

Typography: font size, font color, typefaces, styles and effects, leading, tracking, design standards, legibility and all caps.

Layout: white space, margins, horizontal and vertical alignment, lines of text, visual silence and title slides.

Design theory: color schemes, color meaning, color harmony and visual energy.

Editing: line breaks, punctuation, capitalization, spelling and grammar.

Presenting: Types of media, using worship backgrounds, transitions and timing and copyright laws.

Sample The Worship Media Handbook PDF

Finished reading The Worship Media Handbook by Jeff McIntosh – should be required reading for all interested in visual worship ministry.

Rod Zellner

The Worship Media Handbook covers so much info and I promise it will be useful for your church and your creative ministry.

Chris Vacher |

I’ve wanted to see a handbook like this made available for a very long time. The Worship Media Handbook is the guide for anyone who works with live worship projection. Worship leaders and A/V teams alike should invest in this resource and make it required reading.

Eric Dye | Church Mag

What a helpful handbook Jeff has put together, for beginners and advanced presenters alike! I am certain that this much-needed and well-packaged resource will improve presentations in many churches.

Gregory Fish | FishXpressions

The Worship Media Handbook is an essential training resource for anyone running slides in churches big and small.

Luke Miller | Worship House Media

Perfect for every church media team

The Worship Media Handbook is a new resource for learning the principles of worship lyric slide design. In great detail it will expand your knowledge-base and be a powerful tool to help train and equip more volunteers in this important area of ministry.

About the author

Jeff McIntosh

Jeff is the president of Church Motion Graphics, a top-selling church media producer that specializes in motion backgrounds, announcement motions, and countdown timer videos. He has been a motion graphic designer for the past ten years and has a passion to see churches embrace visual media to enhance their worship experiences. Jeff currently lives in the suburbs of Toronto with his loving wife, Heather, and two young kids. Jeff enjoys being with family, connecting with friends, exploring new cities and healthy eating.

Why Jeff wrote the Handbook

The idea came when I found myself unable to attend an event where I was in charge of the entire projection process. The volunteer who was stepping into my place had limited experience and there was not enough time to train him on all the fine details of worship lyric projection. At the time I wished there was a book with an overview of all the best practices on worship projection.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Worship Media Handbook cost?

The regular cost is $24.99 USD.

What payment types do you accept?

You can purchase the handbook online using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Please make sure you are clear to make purchases from Canadian vendors.

Who is The Worship Media Handbook for?

The handbook is for everyone who is involved in the worship lyric projection process. This includes tech directors, worship leaders, creative arts directors, production directors, pastors and volunteers who either create, edit, project or oversee the worship media process.

Does The Worship Media Handbook come in print?

No, but the handbook PDF is print friendly and looks great printed double-sided on 8.5 by 11 paper.

Can I alter or edit the contents of The Worship Media Handbook?

No, every PDF is locked with a randomized master password that prevents editing/extracting its contents or editing its settings.

Is The Worship Media Handbook software specific?

Absolutely not.  All the principles in the handbook are universal and are not software or hardware specific. You could be using ProPresenter, MediaShout, EasyWorship or PowerPoint and still find all the principles in the Handbook relevant and timely.

Can I share The Worship Media Handbook with my church?

Yes, this ebook may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means, including printing, photocopying, scanning, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher as long as it is used exclusively by a community located at one, and only one, specific building location. This exception does not apply to multi-site buildings or churches, satellite or secondary locations, church plants at other locations, video venues or educational institutions. 

Is The Worship Media Handbook only available for the Apple iPad?

No, the handbook comes in a Adobe PDF format that will work on any device that can open a PDF file. This includes Mac and Windows desktop computers, Android, Windows and Apple tablets and even iPhones and other mobile devices. We just love Apple products and used them in examples to showcase the handbook. The handbook has also been tested and works well with Dropbox, Google Drive and Apple iBooks.