(GRASS VALLEY, CALIF. - April 11, 2005) Grass Roots Software, a leader in presentation technologies for churches, and California-based BarnaFilms, the largest online provider of high-quality worship content, today announced a distribution relationship that will allow new BarnaFilms subscribers to obtain a free copy of SundayPlus version 2.4, a powerful presentation software that enables church media directors to create visually rich presentations for any sized congregation. This ministry partnership will also allow existing SundayPlus customers to receive special subscription discounts for joining BarnaFilms content service.
“Offering SundayPlus free of charge to BarnaFilms members is a tremendous opportunity for churches who want to enhance their worship services with multimedia,” said George Barna, president and founder of BarnaFilms. “Combining our extensive content with SundayPlus’ powerful and intuitive presentation toolset allows us to achieve our goal of providing churches with multimedia solutions that foster the communication of God’s timeless truths in a new and refreshing way.”
BarnaFilms club members have unlimited access to thousands of stunning, high-quality images and video clips that can be used for immediate playback and presentation with Grass Roots’ SundayPlus software. All BarnaFilms imagery is also compatible with SundayPlus Photo Ops, a real-time on-board image editor that allows media directors to edit and customize imagery to suit their presentation needs.
“It’s a tremendous honor to team up with this widely used and respected provider of powerful worship imagery,” said Lou Douros, president of Grass Roots Software. “By working together with BarnaFilms, we are giving media ministries easy and affordable access to high-quality content and intuitive presentation tools that will allow even churches with small budgets to create compelling presentations.”
Pricing and Availability
Customers may purchase annual or lifetime memberships to BarnaFilms’ content service; lifetime memberships are available for USD $1500 or USD $999 for existing SundayPlus customers and ministry partner churches (a savings of $500). Annual memberships are also available for $59.95 per month or $39.95 per month for existing SundayPlus customers and ministry partner churches (an annual savings of $240). Customers responding by April 25, 2005 will also receive a free copy of “Bible ALIVE!,” Tyndale House Publisher's award-winning New Living Translation voiced onto 61 CDs (a $99 value).
SundayPlus will be available via download to new BarnaFilms subscribers. Once customers complete the membership transaction they will receive a link to download SundayPlus along with a serial number. Annual BarnaFilms club members will have free use of SundayPlus for one year; lifetime members will receive a permanent license for SundayPlus version 2.4. Grass Roots Software will manage technical support for SundayPlus and BarnaFilms will support all content issues.
About Grass Roots Software
Founded in 1997, Grass Roots Software is a privately owned company operating out of Grass Valley, Calif. Grass Roots Software manufactures affordable and dynamic presentation solutions that empower communicators to create visually rich presentations, regardless of audio/video configuration, technical skill set or audience size. SundayPlus, the company’s flagship product, was originally developed to add inspirational moving imagery to the renowned Promise Keepers’ events. Now in its sixth season with Promise Keepers, Grass Roots’ presentation solutions are used around the globe by thousands of churches and ministries. For more information about Grass Roots Software and SundayPlus, visit www.grassroots-sw.com or call (530) 273-9772.
Founded in 1984, The Barna Group, Ltd. is a California-based company that offers primary research and strategic assistance related to cultural assessment and transformation, faith dynamics and leadership development. Barna’s firm has worked with hundreds of clients since its inception in 1984, ranging from Disney, Prudential, Ford and Visa to numerous churches and denominations, the Billy Graham Association, World Vision, Campus Crusade for Christ, Focus on the Family, Prison Fellowship and American Bible Society. Its founder, George Barna has written 36 books, including best-sellers such as “Transforming Children Into Spiritual Champions,” “The Frog in the Kettle,” “The Power of Vision,” “User Friendly Churches” and “Marketing the Church.”
BarnaFilms, a division of The Barna Group, is a leading provider of high quality worship content. The company’s strategic partners feature some of the most trusted names in Christian media - EMI Records, Tyndale House, Christian Communications Network (CCN), Hollywood Jesus, Kingdom Inc. and OnCore Marketing Group, to name a few. The BarnaFilms content library features thousands of clips in a variety of categories, including churches, lifestyles, transportation, nature, animals, animation and more. The BarnaFilms Web site vault makes it easy for customers to find and download unlimited footage for their needs, and the company’s high quality clips, backed with unbeatable customer service make them a preferred choice among church media directors. BarnaFilms is headquartered in Ventura, Calif. For more information or to purchase clips, visit the company’s Web site at www.barnafilms.com, or call (800) 550-7040.