The idea of church online has been around since the early 2000s. While it was not uncommon to see churches live stream their services in some form over the past few years, having a church operate solely online seemed futuristic and to some, implausible even.
Not long ago, I read an article arguing that live streaming doesn’t benefit the Church. Is that true? Surely, we have refined our process and found ways to engage live stream worshippers, making it easy for them to pivot to in-person worship.
Every production team has their own live streaming tips. Whether you are doing it for your church services on Sundays, as part of an event during the week, there are some things you should know about this technology before going live.
Live streaming is a powerful tool for digital discipleship, yet many churches are making common live stream mistakes without even knowing it.
Is yours? Let’s walk through the most common mistakes—and what to do about them—so you can make sure your live stream is taking every opportunity to draw people closer.
With the government temporarily requiring churches around the nation to shut their doors in response to COVID-19, online worship services are becoming the new norm. We don’t know how this will affect the way we do church in the long term. For the next few weeks or months, your church needs to figure out how to make an online worship service feel more like the real thing and welcome people who’ve never experienced a live stream service before.
Live streaming isn't right for every church. In an ideal world, equipment would be cheap and every church would have the infrastructure to host their own service via live stream. Now, many churches are struggling to make something work in a short amount of time because of COVID-19.
This isn't a perfect world and while God isn't surprised, many churches have been. So, with that thought in mind, what are some things you can do today to maintain community and meet other than live streaming?
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