Verbum Mobile - Preaching Mode

Preaching Mode provides a custom view of your homily optimized for when you’re preaching. You can also use it to control your homily slides in Proclaim with the Verbum Mobile app (optional).

Note: To use Preaching Mode to control your Proclaim presentation from your mobile device, you must first build your homily using the desktop Verbum app, send it to Proclaim, and go On Air in Proclaim. With those three steps complete, you can control your presentation. This article will lead you through those steps.

1. Build Your Homily in the Verbum desktop app.

In order to access homilies in the Verbum Bible mobile app, you must first create them using the Verbum desktop app. Learn more about creating homilies with Verbum.

2. Publish Your Homily to Proclaim.

From the Homily Builder in the Verbum desktop app, click Publish at the top of your homily.

From the menu that appears, select Send to Faithlife Proclaim. Then select your group and whether to add to an existing presentation or a new one before sending the homily to Proclaim by clicking Send.

3. Make sure Proclaim is On Air.

When Proclaim has finished syncing your homily slides and your presentation is ready, click On Air in the upper right of your Proclaim window.

At present, the homily integration between Verbum and Proclaim is one way. Verbum sends your homily slides to Proclaim, but changes to your homily slides in Proclaim will not be reflected in Verbum.

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4. Open Preaching Mode in the Verbum Mobile App.

After prepare your homily and publishing it to Proclaim, you can view and advance your homily slides live while preaching from the Verbum Bible mobile app. Tap the navigation drawer icon , select Preaching mode, and select your desired homily from the list.

Note: You can also run preaching mode from any web browser at or with the Verbum Desktop app. Learn more.

The homily will automatically open in Preaching Mode.

  1. If you don’t see the slides on the left, tap the slides icon to make them visible.
  2. Tap the text settings icon in the upper right to make changes to how your personal notes display.

To optionally control your live Proclaim presentation, set “Control Proclaim presentation” to Yes.

Tap any slide to display it on the screen. An orange indicator to the left of the currently projected slide shows to confirm your selection. Only your slide displays—none of your personal notes show on screen.

Preaching Mode + Proclaim means you can both have your personal notes available and retain full control over each transition for your congregation.

Note: When your presentation is On Air, anytime you tap on a slide, it will override the presentation and immediately display that slide on the screen. The computer running Proclaim can, in turn, click any slide in the presentation to override your selection.

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