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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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Worship Channels has a distinct advantage with regards to web casting. First off, being able to live stream your church services empowers the user to have an up-close-and-personal experience with a large number of individuals. In allowing the public to view the weekly church services, we can demonstrate our regular life, and show in practical terms that our Christian life is genuinely similar to our viewing audience. This is a unique chance to make a genuine association with the audience.

FACTOID:  A young married couple new to town will watch a church’s live stream an average of 6 times before deciding whether or not to set foot inside the church building. 

Worship Channels is the ideal open door for churches wishing to grow.

Live streaming with Worship Channels is available to any Church who needs to communicate in a cost-effective way.  The way the viewers see a specific video can be customized-this is entirely vital for churches and other organizations, who wish to deploy their own logo and cultural character.  There is always the ability to make a private channel, always without any promotions, for inter-office utilize and correspondence. This is great for private church board meetings.  The webcast can be attended by as many individuals as you’d like and can be see (publicly or privately) around the world.

For more information, please call us at any time:  1-509-981-6883  or email info@worshipchannels.com

MEMO

To: All churches

Thinking of live streaming your church services?  Here’s how…

STEP ONE:

We will provide you with an advanced video player to embed onto a page on your church website. Or easily use the popular Church Online Platform

STEP TWO:

We recommend that you buy this device from us: Cerevo: LIVE SHELL PRO $449 retail (only $419 if you buy from us).

STEP THREE:

Connect your camera to the LIVE SHELL PRO box, either via HDMI, or the red, white and yellow connectors.

STEP FOUR:

Connect your internet cable into the LIVE SHELL PRO box.  NOTE: Check your internet speed.  Go to www.speedtest.net and run a speed test.  Try to get at least 1.5 Mbps of upload capacity from your internet service provider. This will provide high-quality streaming experience for your viewers around the world.

STEP FIVE:

We will assist you with the necessary settings on your LIVE SHELL PRO box for uploading your video & audio signal to our servers.

STEP SIX:

We distribute your live streaming broadcast around the world.  Viewers can simply go to the page on your church website to view the live stream.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES:

We will provide tech support for you, your church volunteers and your viewers via text, email or phone.

The value for these services is over $1,000.  But since you are just starting out, we can offer you a specially discounted monthly membership fee of only $49 per month (which includes up to 50 Gigabytes per month of bandwidth consumption) for your live streaming.  Only $99 per month for 100 Gigabytes per month. 

Please let us know when you would like to get started.

Call 1-509-951-6883

Blessings,

WORSHIP CHANNELS www.worshipchannels.com

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