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How to stream your church services?

Church live streaming is not uncommon in today’s digital world. It is useful for people who are unable to attend church functions due to factors like distance, disability, age, etc. Thanks to technology developments within the past few years, church live streaming tools have become quite common and accessible. Once the set-up has been done, you can start live streaming in no time at all.

Live streaming

It is not an unheard term nowadays. Simply put, live streaming is all about recording and broadcasting an event in real-time online, allowing people to watch, share and interact in real-time from anywhere in the world.  Isn’t it wonderful that there’s no limit on how many people can “virtually attend” a church service without the requirement to be physically inside the church building?  The Worship experience is valuable, even from far away.  The confession of sins and the re-dedication of ones’ life to Christ is no less real if you’re doing it in your dorm room or at the altar*.

Why live stream church services?

Holy places of worship have limitations on how many people can physically fit inside the physical space of the building.  Worshiping from across the room or watching from across town has become the norm on many church campuses today.  In fact, in many cases, it is easier to interact and respond to the call of the Holy Spirit online than it is inside the church sanctuary.  Many people do not let the Holy Spirit move them to accept Christ because they feel like they are “in the spotlight” during a church service-being asked to walk the aisle or raise their hands.  These days, a simple click of the mouse (to accept Christ) is a much more comfortable and intuitive reaction to the message from the Pastor.  For those people who find it difficult to visit a church due to physical disability and other reasons, live streaming is a great alternative.  Live streaming provides the easiest and simplest way to take part in important services without being physically present.  Apart from this there remains no limitations on how many people will fit in the space. Online broadcasting allows an infinite number of attendees to participate in an event.

It is important to make sure that people, regardless of location, feel close to the church and enjoy the fellowship via these new and affordable online tools.  Hebrews 10:25

How to stream your church services?

There are a few essentials to get started. A few components you need to make the most of the technology:

Camera

Camera of your smartphone, laptop or a professional camcorder can help capture and record the event. Depending upon your budget and the audience base, you can arrange an online server provider (in the cloud) to do digital recordings of the event–image and sound.

Perfect lighting

Lighting is essential to ensure clear broadcasting and better viewing. While candlelight and shadows may create a holy atmosphere, they may not provide enough lighting for live streaming. Better lighting is essential for great streaming.

High-speed internet connectivity

Live streaming requires high-speed internet connections which can offer 10MB of download capacity and 5MB upload.  Check your internet speed here www.speedtest.net

Technology provider

A reliable technology partner is essential to help share the responsibility to ensure success of your new live streaming ministry.  Choose a Christian-owned and operated company to assist you.  Not only can they help you choose the right equipment, but they should also be able to provide a global platform to distribute your event broadcast and they should also provide 24/7 tech support to assist you with personal help when needed.  One such provider is www.worshipchannels.com

*Quote from Shawn West, President of Worship Channels, a world leader of new church technologies.

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Are you in search of a means which will enable you to stream your event all over the world? If you are searching for a live streaming provider it is best to have the service of companies who work each day with churches who are considering a live streaming video service. You may be thinking “Why have such a service?” Just continue reading and you will know the necessity of having such a service.

Live broadcast of your event

Any event that you may be having at your church will be able to be broadcast live throughout the world within seconds of it actually happening. The broadcast can be seen by all those who have broadband connection, mobile devices and tablets.  The quality of the video will be excellent as these companies use the most modern technologies available.

Help is there at all times

The customer support and the analytics which this live video streaming provider will provide will help you to understand your audience better.  You will be able to who is watching you and from where.  This is valuable information and can help you make the most of your new online ministry at the church.

Affordable plans

There are various plans that these companies offer. You can choose according to your affordability.  Many of the plans grow as your online ministry grows.  Typically, your monthly cost for live streaming your weekly church services is no more than the cost of a monthly cell phone bill.  Yes, it’s that affordable!

Best customer support to help you

There may be a problem while you are live streaming your church service. The customer care that we offer will enable you to overcome any nature of problem that you may face. We are available around the clock and our knowledgeable technicians will enable you to have the best service possible.  And we are staffed on Sunday’s too for your convenience!

If you wish to have such live streaming video service then you need to be with http://www.worshipchannels.com/company.html.

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Live streaming is associated with many benefits, including : the ability to reach a mass audience easily, broadcast any type of content, simplicity and convenience, easy accessibility, and many others. These days, the service is available at the best possible price. If you are looking for the best online platform to represent your church or company in the hopes of reaching a target audience, then the best source is only a phone call or email away.

There are many leading companies available to offer you the best platform to achieve all sorts of your media goals. They also help step-by-step with technology challenges. In order to find the best company, you can browse online. This will help you to get complete information about the company before consulting them.

Moreover, there is one of the leading and well-known online service provider, who specializes in offering a reliable live streaming service.With their services, you can broadcast our content through the web, smart phone among other devices.

Presently, it used for business promotion, events, tutorials, communicate with business associate, presenting online presentation and education among many others.  Think how convenient it is to bring your live stream to within milliseconds of more than 95% of the world’s broadband users. So, what are you waiting for? Contact them today. They will help you to achieve business objectives and goal. Their mission is to offer you the best online live streaming tools in a prompt and easy to understand manner. You will also be provided with great customer service.  Their award winning tech support is unmatched in the industry.

Apart from that, the company will train, troubleshoot and teach your staff and volunteers. They also provide you these services and more, including; free tech support, unlimited channel creation, no advertising to interrupt your messages.  If you have any doubt as to whether or not your are ready start live streaming, contact them today for a quick introduction to the technology.  This Live video streaming provider is associated with experienced and skilled professionals who will help you to make a wise decision. For  the first 6 months, they will offer you unlimited bandwidth and storage at no extra cost.Their package plan includes custom channel design, free account set up, video player embed codes, monthly storage and free training for your staff & volunteers.

Give them a call ans ask questions such as; How does live streaming work?, Where can I learn the basics of streaming?, Do I get continued technical support? And others. In order to know more information, feel free to visit at  http://www.worshipchannels.com/company.html

It may come as a surprise to most church pastors, but FACEBOOK LIVE is completely inappropriate for churches.

Why? Simple. It’s an R Rated environment that church members (especially children) should not be subject to.  Would you conduct a worship service in a bar and invite children to attend?  Of course not!  Then why in the world would you invite online viewers to Facebook Live in order to watch your church service, when they are surrounded by inappropriate links, ads, messages, posts and R-rated live streams?

Just today I logged onto my personal Facebook account and noticed the “news feed” had articles about politics, religion, sex; and none of them had good or biblical principles.  My eyes were inundated with liberal/progressive streams-of-thought by folks not following morals and values held by me, my family and my church.  And worse yet, by one simple ‘click’ of the mouse, Facebook Live was launched and my screen filled with horrible live streams from around the world, including swearing, scantily clad women, sex talk and other inappropriate content.  Imagine that your daughter or grandmother is watching these things on a Sunday morning.  It’s that bad out there.  My advice is “Don’t get caught up in the idea that you’ve got to use this secular technology provider to reach people.  Not true. There’s plenty of alternatives out there to host your live streamed church services.

Sure, Facebook Live is convenient and ‘free’ but ask yourself, “How much does FREE really cost you?”  If just one person is invited to your church’s Facebook live stream and gets distracted (or attracted) to someone else’s live broadcast filled with rants against the government, swearing, sex talk or worse, then it’s ALL not worth it.  The risks are too great.  In fact, 98% of all Facebook Live streams are deemed by some to be Rated R in content.

There are many alternatives to host your live stream instead of Facebook.  There are Christian owned and operated companies that host live streams for churches around the globe. Seek them out (www.worshipchannels.com) and get connected with a reliable company that provides church streaming in a safe online environment.

Author:  Shawn West is a church technology expert and President of Worship Channels. For questions please email;  shawn@worshipchannels.com or call 1-509-981-6883
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