How to Use Video Clips in your Announcement Loop

Carl Barnhill

There are a few ways that you can present your Pre and Post Service Announcements. This is the content on screen as people enter and exit your Auditorium or your Livestream.

I covered 5 unique ways you can execute your Pre and Post Service Announcements in this blog post.

In this article, I want to focus more in-depth on how to use Video Clips in your Announcement Loop.

Below is Episode 214 of our Podcast – Making Sunday Happen.

At 32:15 in this Clip is a portion of a workshop I did at SALT Conference. In this portion of the workshop I described in detail how you can use video clips in your Announcement Loop.

To recap:

  • Use Adobe Premiere or Final Cut to edit a piece of footage together.
  • Drop this piece of footage into your Presentation Software.
  • Go into the Editor of your Presentation Software and add Animated Text on top of the footage.
  • Loop your slide or slides in your Presentation Software.


Ideas for Footage and Text Combinations for your Announcement Loop:

  • Welcome to Church Today! (With Footage of Church Life)
  • Register for Student Camp (With Student Camp footage)
  • Join Us for Vacation Bible School (With VBS Footage)
  • Join Us for Church Online (With Footage of Computers and other Devices)
  • You are Invited to Men’s Bible Study (With Bible Study footage or Footage of Men in your Church)
  • Follow Us on Social Media (With Footage of Computers and other Devices)
  • Baptism Sunday (With Footage of past Baptisms)
  • Child Dedication (With Footage of past Child Dedications)
  • Sign Up to Volunteer (With Footage of Volunteers Serving in your Church)
  • Ways to Give (With Footage of Devices or Offering Buckets)

I pray this gives you some practical tools to incorporate footage into your Announcement Loop. Video is more engaging than still images! Use video on your screens every chance you get.

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About Carl Barnhill

Owner, Church Visuals

Carl Barnhill is a creative entrepreneur, motion designer and author. He is the Owner Church Visuals, a company that helps Ministry Leaders visually communicate the Gospel. He is the host of the Your Visuals Matter Podcast. You can find him in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, Katie and two sons, Jacob and Wesley.

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