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Copyright and Other Live Streaming Considerations You Can’t Ignore

There are key details churches often overlook when beginning a live streaming ministry. Copyright law, content delivery, and metadata use are vital elements to the success of online ministry. When church leaders pay attention to these key areas of live streaming, more people can be reached with the Good News.

Could Live Streaming Kill the Church?

You might read blog posts that insist that live streaming is going to kill the local church. To paraphrase Mark Twain, the death of the local church has been greatly exaggerated. In addressing upcoming church trends, Carey Nieuwhof mentions that after his church started a live stream they ended up with more online attendees than in-person attendees.  Live streaming didn't kill the church, but it did make them pause to consider how best to reach those online attendees.

Church Live Streaming Basics

Live streaming is one of those areas where people want to do it, but don’t quite know where to begin. It wasn’t all that long ago that I was in the same boat, but now that I stream live church tech training 5 days a week, I’m starting to get a handle on it. Last time on ChurchTechToday, I talked about streaming for almost nothing, but one of the commenters asked for a more concrete description of the bare minimum set up that I recommend.