Propresenter 5: Formatting songs for multiple arrangements | Screencast show

Propresenter 5: Formatting songs for multiple arrangements | Screencast show

In quite a lot of churches, the arrangement of any song is fluid. The worship leader might feel led to change it on the fly or might even make a change that you’re unaware of. Even if they’ve just gotten confused and skipped a verse, the result is the same: distraction.

So, how do you fix that? How do you account for different arrangements based on who is leading or when in the service the song is sung?

In ProPresenter 5, it’s pretty simple as long as the song is formatted correctly so that the program knows what is a verse, chorus, bridge, etc.

There are also some tricks you can use to make last-second changes look like they were planned. We’ll talk about those today.


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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.