This Maryland church widened their reach when they invested in live streaming equipment.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Redland Baptist Church had no online video presence. When Volunteer IT Coordinator Matt Jenkins purchased new equipment he needed for online live streaming, he and his team opened a new door for online viewers to attend their services.
“We have seen attendance during services grow from local in-person attendance to multiple attendees from outside of the US regularly attending our services via the online stream,” Jenkin says.
He and his team worked to build a budget-managed design for their first streaming studio. They had considered other packages and options, but designing their own set turned out to be the best solution to their needs.
Redland Baptist Church’s team manages camera feeds and sound from their remote studio space.
“Each church does need to adapt to both budget and expectations in this process,” Jenkins advises. While other churches can learn from their path, Jenkins assures that churches can still build a working package without copying Redland’s exact item list.Taking your church online for the first time? Check out the list of items this church used to expand their reach right away. Click To Tweet
Some of the specific live streaming equipment Redland’s team purchased to increase their production capabilities include:
- Canon XA45 Professional UHD 4K Video Camcorder with Mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI Outputs- Bundle with Carrying Case + UV Filter + More
- New Monitor Lavalier Microphone for Canon iPhone Podcast, 19 Feet BOYA Omnidirectional Condenser Mic for Nikon Sony iPhone 10 8 8 plus 7 6 DSLR Camcorder Audio Recorder Youtube Interview Video
- Video Tripod System, Cayer BV30L 72 inch- Professional Heavy Duty Aluminum Twin Tube Tripod, K3 Fluid Head, Mid-Level Spreader, Max Loading 13.2 LB, DSLR Camcorder, Plus 1 Bonus Quick Release Plate
One addition Jenkins would have liked to have are PTZ cameras. These would rather be a future purchase to make as their budget allows.
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What had initially been a plan to upgrade their website and reach attendees who couldn’t come to services in person became an avenue for church-goers from around the world to connect with Redland Baptist Church in Rockville, Maryland.