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22 Non-Traditional Live Stream Ideas Your Church Can Host In December That Your Followers Will Share

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As the third week of December approaches, it's a great time for churches to start thinking about last-minute creative ways they can connect further with their congregations and the broader community through social media.

One easy way to do this is by hosting a Facebook live stream session. Posting a Facebook Event and then hosting it on Facebook is an excellent way for churches to engage with their followers in real-time – video is the new black, after all. You can provide valuable content that can help to build community and inspire action. There are many creative ways to use live streaming to connect with more people online.

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Photo by George Milton

Here are 22 ideas for a Facebook live stream session that your church can try in the third week of December:

1. Host a special Christmastime devotion or reflection led by a church leader or member.

2. Share a sneak preview of your church's Christmas concert or another holiday event.

3. Conduct a Q&A session with a church leader or member who can answer questions and provide insight on the meaning and significance of the Christmas season.

4. Host a live tour of your church's Christmas decorations and explain the symbolism and significance behind them.

5. Share a live performance of a Christmas carol or other holiday song by a church choir or other musical group.

6. Conduct a live interview with a community leader or member who is involved in a local charity or service project and discuss how your church can get involved and support its work.

7. Share a live cooking or baking demonstration featuring a holiday recipe and discuss how food and fellowship can be an important part of the Christmas season.

8. Share a live message or sermon from a church leader on the importance of giving and generosity during the holiday season. Easy button tip: take a previous year’s Christmas sermon and represent it on the live stream.

9. Host a live craft or DIY tutorial where you show viewers how to make a holiday-themed decoration or gift.

10. Share a live performance of a nativity play or other Christmas-themed play by members of your church's youth group. East button tip: get a play script and do a table read. No costumes or sets. Just read the parts around a table.

11. Host a live panel discussion with members of your church's missions team who have recently returned from a trip and share their experiences and insights.

12. Conduct a live interview with a church member who has an interesting or inspiring holiday tradition and share their story with viewers.

13. Host a live game or trivia night where viewers can compete and test their knowledge of Christmas trivia and history.

14. Host a live bake-off or cooking competition featuring multiple church staff or volunteers in their home kitchens and have viewers vote on their favorite. Do a 30-minute timed contest and have multiple people compete from their own kitchens on camera!

15. Share a live video of your church's youth group community service project and invite viewers to join virtually or share how they can get involved.

16. Host a live storytelling session where church members share their favorite Christmas memories and traditions.

17. Share a live video of your church's choir or other musical group rehearsing for a holiday concert and invite viewers to join virtually.

18. Conduct a live Q&A session with a church leader or member who can answer questions about the significance of the Christmas season and its traditions.

19. Host a live craft or DIY tutorial where you show viewers how to make a simple, inexpensive gift that can be given to friends, family, or those in need.

20. Share a live video of your church's nativity scene or other Christmas decorations and explain the symbolism and meaning behind them.

21. Host a live panel discussion with members of your church's outreach or missions team who can share their experiences and insights on serving others during the holiday season.

22. Conduct a live interview with a local charity or nonprofit organization and discuss how your church can support and get involved with their work during the holiday season.

Overall, hosting a Facebook live stream session can be a great way for churches to connect with their followers and provide valuable content during the Christmas season. 

AND you can involve volunteers! You don’t have to do it all.

Try incorporating some of these ideas into your own live-stream sessions and see the difference they can make!

As you can see, there are many creative and engaging non-traditional live stream ideas that your church can use in December to connect with your followers and bring joy to your community. From virtual carol sings and holiday movie nights to gift exchanges and cooking demonstrations, there are endless possibilities for ways to celebrate the season and bring your community together. 

By thinking outside the box and embracing new technologies, you can create memorable and meaningful experiences that your followers will be excited to share with their friends and loved ones. So why wait? Just start by scheduling your non-traditional live streams this week and introduce a conversation piece that your own community can use to discover more about your upcoming Christmas services.

Have you considered scheduling a live stream event to tie into your Christmas services yet?

Kenny Jahng
Kenny Jahnghttps://www.kennyjahng.com
Kenny Jahng is Editor-In-Chief at ChurchTechToday.com. He also serves as Chief Innovation Officer at ChurchCommunications.com which has a community of 29,000+ church leaders. Kenny is a Certified StoryBrand Copywriter Guide and founder of Big Click Syndicate, a strategic marketing advisory firm helping Christian leaders build marketing engines that work. You can connect with Kenny on LinkedIn.

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