About 7Tx7 Presentations

Teachers of the Word have an extremely important job in God’s plan. in his first letter to the Corinthians Paul lists the gift of teaching as third in importance after apostles and prophets, and before the gifts of miracles and healings:

God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.”

1 Corinthians 12:28 (NKJV)

This importance also carries greater responsibility, and James tells us that teachers will be held to a higher standard than some others in the Church:

“My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.” ― James 3:1 (NKJV)

With this in mind, I would like to enhance your teaching with custom made PowerPoint presentations designed to generate interest and help your congregation retain the life saving message you are teaching.

My name in Linn Wilson and I have enjoyed creating weekly PowerPoint presentations for my home church (The Orchard Christian Fellowship) for over 3½ years, but until recently I wasn’t convinced that the presentations were as important as my Pastor felt they were.  I was aware that many in the congregation appreciated the designs (especially the photographs) because they would tell me, but spending most of my Christian life in a church that did not provide any visual media made me wonder how necessary it was.

Recently a couple of things changed my mind and made me understand why my Pastor feels it is so important to his teaching. The first was a book my Pastor loaned me called The 7 Laws of the Learner written by Dr. Bruce Wilkerson. In it, Dr. Wilkerson points out that it is the teachers responsibility to present the material in a way the helps the student learn. Secondly, I found out that most people are visual learners.

The average congregation is made up of 3 basic types of learners in the following percentages:

•  5% Kinesthetic (learning through moving, doing, and touching)
•  30% Auditory (learning through hearing)
  65% Visual (learning through seeing)

These percentages made me understand that a sermon given without any visual stimulation is reaching less than half of the congregation, and may explain why so many Christians cannot remember the subject of last week’s message! They also make it clear that some type of visual material should be provided during teaching of any kind.

Most large churches have learned the value of quality presentations and many have fulltime professionals on staff creating this media. However, the budget of most churches does not allow for fulltime media staff and that is where I am hoping to help. At a cost of $100 or less per message you can reach out to your visual learners. That’s less than $450 per month to provide weekly visual presentations and make a better connection with 65% of your congregation.

I am hoping you might allow me to create a FREE presentation for you and your congregation, with no obligation on your part. I would like to stress that these are not the clipart laden presentations that we see so often at meetings, in emails or even in church; these presentations will contain custom animations, graphics and photographs designed to enhance your specific message and stimulate learning.

If you think this might be beneficial to your teaching, please email me at Linn.Wilson@7tx7.net or call me at 951-677-3142. Even if your interest is small, your feedback will be very beneficial to me, as it will help me determine whether I should continue to pursue this ministry, or whether God has another plan for my family and me.

Please look around my site, even if you do not need my services, you may get some ideas for improving your own presentations. Thank you for your time and may God bless your ministry.