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8 Managed Seating Options for Church Services

Just when you thought the days of the family-sponsored pew were over, COVID-19 has completely changed the way we do church. Now most members are required to reserve their seats in order to attend a church service. In parts of the country where the virus isn't running rampant and indoor events are allowed, most organizations must ensure social distance and 25 or 50 percent capacity per state orders. To do this effectively, churches must use a managed seating software program to make sure they won't have too many people attending their services.

9 Ways to Worship Corporately Without Singing Out Loud

In June, after months of being forced to hold worship services in an online-only format (thanks to COVID-19), California churches were allowed to begin meeting in person again. This time, with a limit of 100 people or 25% of the building’s capacity. Just a few weeks later, Governor Newsom ordered that churches “discontinue singing” while gathered for worship services. This resulted in an uproar from many Christians. How can we hold a worship service without worshiping? How can the government dictate whether we praise God or not? Didn’t Jesus say that we must sing?

New Survey Reveals Pastors’ Outlook on Re-Opening Church

A new survey of 750 churches of differing sizes from around the world compiled by the church technology company Faithlife, makers of Logos Bible Software, shows that while the majority of pastors feel comfortable reopening their buildings, they expect changes in attendance, programming, and operations.

4 Components to Reopening Church After COVID-19

Many churches are beginning to prepare to reopen for in-person services as their local authorities permit. As you consider how to safely welcome people back to church services, there are several components for which to plan.

8 Tips for an Online Service Host

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.

Using Video for 100% of Ministry

Imagine if a month ago you'd said, "We're closing down our church building for a month or so, and we will do all our ministry online." People would have told you that it was a horrible idea. In the span of a week, things in America look quite different. Churches are now asking: "How best can we do all our ministry online now that the church build is closed for a month or so?"

Video Conference Service Roundup

Video conferencing is a great way to connect with people when it isn’t possible to meet in person. Right now, we face the COVID-19 pandemic and business, churches, and schools are all moving to online work and instruction. Video conferencing quickly went from being somewhat useful to being one of the best replacements for face-to-face contact.

Fix Your Live Stream Audio Fast

Churches have been scrambling to get their live streaming quality dialed in since the COVID-19 pandemic has spread around the world. Many churches are facing an urgent need to stream their services in order to stay connected to their congregation while we practice "social distancing." The challenge is that a lot of live streaming setups take time to test and calibrate before things run smoothly. When it comes to live streaming, quality audio is key. Here are the most important things you can do to improve your live stream audio quality fast.

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