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Live streaming has been growing, which has brought about the growth of mobile video collectively. Consumers are more frequently watching content on his or her smartphones and tablets, which has forced companies to alter their approaches. Live streaming has developed into focal point for large companies. They are projecting streaming videos to be a top advertising device in the future. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube invest significant sums of money into building and enhancing their live stream platforms, according to the Financial Times.
One of the HUGE thing that is helping video content to become extremely popular is the elevate mobile video viewing. Google alongside other search engines are looking at how contents fits on mobile devices. Church targeted audience is now focus on young and on the go people. As video becomes mobile-first, you will continue to see large online companies and churches switch more to video content. Our organization is broadcasting to Facebook, Ustream and YouTube. I expect this to be more and more common for places of worships. Reaching youth is a huge segment of the population that stream videos. This implies the preacher must be articulate with a personality that they can feel during Live streaming.
Live streaming may be a low-cost, easy-to-implement solution which not just expands reach for religious organizations but strengthens existing communities. In the modern world, churches are like any other businesses competing with other churches for hearts, minds – and ever-diminishing attention spans.
Figures show that live video is more appealing to audiences: 80% prefers to watch live video than read written text, for example, while Facebook estimates that nearly 80% of online audiences are busy watching videos. Broadcasting via social media also facilitates sharing, providing churches with an invaluable tool for spreading the word; social video generates 1200% more shares than text and pictures combined.
The Live chat options is essential for religious leaders which allow someone from your broadcasting church to interact with followers immediately. It’s also easy to implement online donations during or after broadcasts, helping religious bodies fund their growth while enabling followers to play a role by contributing. Simultaneous multilingual streams enable worshiper to watch services in their own language, expanding reach exponentially. While on demand video catch-up means messages endure long afterwards the broadcast is finished.
All these features are easy to implement and let churches not only to enhance their live streams but also add meaning and value for their followers. Some organizations are expanding their teaching in other ways.
There are those large churches that have been using this technology for quite a while now and are expanding their offering. You can also find new smaller organizations that just start their live online church streaming ministries videos broadcast. The low cost now is helping small budget churches to go toe to toe with larger more popular churches. This has help organizations everywhere to use their online ministry as an outreach tool. Most major platforms are currently offering some sort of video archived or live streaming. As suggested by one of the major internet backbone carrier. Their projection is by 2020 video streaming will be 80 percent of the web traffic.
Any ministry that would want to outreach on the net and in their community shouldn’t ignore the power of some form of live or archived video storage online. You can use it to do many things. You may use these videos for nursing facilities that have a worship hall. This give them the abilities to host church service on location which will eradicate the need to transport their members to a church. The same can be done for Ronald McDonald House, senior centers, foreign missions and a whole host of community outreach programs.
High quality online church broadcast is a great way to draw new people to your ministry. Churches which are growing and thriving with live streams will need to have a great presentation. It is important to make effort to put out the most effective presentation to the audience. Because if it is not of a elevated level you will turn potential new members off. So it is tremendously important to make sure the presentation is at an extremely high level because it has to be able to hold the attention of the people who newly discover your ministry online. Pointing your live feed to a banner or having people who cannot sing or speak may have worked or hold people in the physical church, but not people online. They’ll easily move on to another church website that will give them the best presentation. It doesn’t necessarily matter your denomination. Catholic, Baptist, Christian – no denomination, Pentecostal, Churches of Christ, Nondenominational, Evangelical, Church of God, Holiness/Holy, Full Gospel, Independent Christian Church, Born Again or any other name that name Christ as their personal savior, the broadcast has to be perfect or else new people will not stay after they tune in.
When your live broadcast is attractive, then there are lots of benefits you will enjoyed. First individuals will give to your ministry because people like when churches or companies are well organized. You will draw new members because people love to be a part of something good. Your current members will refer families and friends to the ministry because it makes them proud to be part of something good. They will post links of your to social sites and send it in emails to friends, family, co-workers and everyone they know. If your members are excited, their excitement will rub off on their friends. This will even go further than just online. Once new members start visiting your physical location your members will spread their enthusiasm to them which will inspire them to come and join that ministry.
If everything is aligned as per the above recommendations, I think your ministry will grow locally and nationally. Streaming Churches Online would love to broadcast your ministry on our website and give you the notoriety your ministry deserved to spread the word of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.