It does several things:
Put simply, it’s faster, easier and more affordable for churches to get their sermons online than many alternative services:
TruthVine is being developed to help Bible-believing churches that preach the Lord Jesus Christ. We’re trying to make the service as affordable as we can – to help likeminded churches with their budgets.
TruthVine was founded by Samuel Jack in 2013 with the aim of helping churches use technology to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ more effectively. Sam runs Seaturtle Software Ltd and is a deacon at Welcome Hall Evangelical Church, Catshill, Bromsgrove.
Yes, take a look online. You can listen and search for sermons at http://welcomehallchurch.org/sermons
For the first 30 days, nothing! For prices beyond that, please see our pricing page.
For TruthVine you need:
If you record your sermons on a laptop or PC already, then you’re completely ready for TruthVine – and there’s no need to do anything different with your equipment.
But we’re aware that some churches may still use cassettes or not record sermons at all. So here’s some advice for them.
If you have a basic sound system then it’s most likely to have a microphone that’s plugged into an amplifier, connected to loudspeakers. If you look at the amplifier, then you may see a spare ‘line out’ socket that could be used to connect directly to your laptop.
The cable you need will probably look like this (the link takes you to Amazon where you could buy a lead if you don’t have one).
Note: If you try recording on your laptop this way, then sometimes the recording may be poor quality or too quiet. If that’s the case then an inexpensive USB audio interface like the Behringer UCA202 can help improve recording quality. (You will probably need a cable like this to connect your sound system to the USB digitizer).
If you’re a very small church and you don’t use any amplification at all, then it’s still possible to use TruthVine by simply plugging a microphone into your laptop (one like this, perhaps) and positioning this very near to the person who is preaching (the closer, the better, for quality). Of course, you’d probably then have to record the whole service rather than going up the front and starting the recording half-way through the service, which would be distracting. But that’s OK – because TruthVine lets you edit your recording afterwards. So you could record everything and then trim around the sermon easily.
To use TruthVine Studio (our recording and editing software) you need a laptop that runs Windows (7, 8 or 10). But if you have any other kind of laptop, that’s fine too. You can just use our web interface to upload recordings, though you will have to prepare them yourself.
Yes. As a TruthVine subscriber, we send you login details for your TruthVine account. From there, you can download the TruthVine software to your laptop – and use it to record sermons, upload them and copy onto CDs if you wish. If you’d rather use other recording software, that’s fine too – you can upload the files and enter the sermon details in the TruthVine management website.
This depends on how quickly you want to get your recording online. It’s fine to record the service, take your laptop home and upload it from there – if you have the Internet at home. But the beauty of TruthVine is that you can upload your sermons within moments of the closing ‘Amen’. TruthVine makes the sermon file size very small (eg. often under 10mb), so uploading can be very fast.
There are several different ways that you can access the Internet at your church:
OK, so assuming you’ve set up everything correctly, then here is what happens:
Yes, from your website’s sermons page, you can search for previous recordings using the name of the preacher, sermon, series, topic, Bible book or other keywords.
No problem. Hopefully using TruthVine will save some time and money as some people will listen online rather than request CDs. But TruthVine also creates a copy that you can burn to CDs as normal.
Yes, you can upload each sermon individually. TruthVine Studio also has a feature to help you upload batches of sermons in one go, just by filling out a simple spreadsheet.
Certainly! TruthVine Studio has a feature to read sermons from CD. You just select which tracks make up the sermon, and it will merge them together into one audio file. Then you can edit it and upload just as if you had recorded it directly into TruthVine Studio
Yes. You can hide a sermon from public view by marking it as ‘unpublished’. It’ll still be stored online in case you wanted to make it public again anytime. In due course, we are adding a feature where sermons can be removed permanently.
When your subscription ends, your sermons will be removed from TruthVine. But, before this happens, we’ll send you an email about how to download all your files to your PC. Then we’ll give you two weeks (after your subscription ends) to do this.
Yes! We hope to find many more ways for churches to spread the Gospel using the power of new technology. Live streaming and mobile apps are possibilities. But it’s early days.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0333 344 0845 (or if outside the UK: +44 333 344 0845). We’ll try to respond ASAP but please be aware that we’re not a huge team, so there may be a delay in getting back to you.
TruthVine C.I.C. is a Community Interest Company registered in England and Wales, No. 9796696. Registered office, 38 Woodrow Lane, Catshill, Bromsgrove, B61 0PU
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