Live streaming has been growing, which has brought about the growth of mobile video by and large. Quite a few people are more frequently watching content on their smartphones and tablets, which has forced companies to alter their approaches. Live streaming has become a 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 which is helping video content to become so well received is the rise in mobile video viewing. Google in addition to other search engines are looking at how contents fits on mobile devices. Church targeted audience is focus on young and on the go people. As video becomes mobile-first, you will continue to notice large online companies and churches switch more to video content. Our clients are broadcasting to Facebook, Ustream and YouTube. I expect this to start to be more and more common for places of worships. Reaching adolescents is a huge segment of the population that stream videos. This suggests the preacher must be articulate with a personality that they can feel during Live streaming.
Live streaming can be a low-cost, easy-to-implement solution which not only 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 images combined.
The Live chat options is critical for religious leaders which allow someone from your broadcasting church to interact with followers in real time. It’s also easy to include in 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 worshipers to look at services in their own language, expanding reach exponentially. While on demand video catch-up means messages endure long afterwards the broadcast has concluded.
All of 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 an extended period of time now and are expanding their offering. Then there are 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 recognized churches. This has help organizations everywhere to use their online ministry as an outreach tool. Most major platforms are currently offering some form of video archived or live streaming. As stated 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 like to outreach online and in their community shouldn’t ignore the power of some sort of live or archived video storage online. You can utilize it to do many things. You may use these videos for retirement communities that have a worship hall. This give them the abilities to host church service on location which will reduce the need to transport their members to a church. The same may happen for Ronald McDonald House, senior centers, foreign missions and a whole host of community outreach programs.
Premium quality online church broadcast is a wonderful way to draw new people to your ministry. Churches that are growing and thriving with live streams will need to have a great presentation. It is important to make effort to put out the best presentation to the audience. Because if it is not of a extremely high level you will turn potential new members off. So it is tremendously imperative that you make sure the presentation is at a very 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 folks who cannot sing or speak may have worked or hold people in the physical church, but not people online. They may easily move on to another church website that will give them a better presentation. It doesn’t 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 Jesus 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 advantages you will enjoyed. First some might give to your ministry because people like when churches or companies are well organized. You’ll draw new members because people love to be 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’ll 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 get them to come and join that ministry.
If everything is aligned as per the above recommendations, I believe 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 news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
This is definitely great opportunity that might help church growth and reach lots of individuals globally.
Our Church On the web is a World Class Christian based organization collaboration with today’s Christian churches to implement Professional Technology and Marketing solutions that celebrate and expand Outreach and Evangelistic opportunities while maintaining the business needs of the Modern Church ministry. We understand the challenges ministries face each day in their decision to fulfill the Great Commission. For this reason Streaming Churches Online offers solutions that could enlarge the territory of your ministry.
The choices of allowing pastors and parishioners to have the ability to watch sermons online twenty four hours a day is exciting in many ways. It allows ministries to always have an online internet presents after their “live” broadcast is over. Albeit the online experience is different than onsite experience, it presents potential newbies a window into what your ministry is about. We feel it will eventually en-large your local congregation.
Here are some perspectives on the effectiveness of streaming your church online:
“We were stunned at how people had the ability to worship along [online],” says Pastor CG, senior pastor at a newspaper. “The whole family will gather around your computer, and they’ll sing and they’ll worship together. Instead of trying to get people to come to a church, we feel like we can take a church to them.”
“Online church is close enough to the real thing to be dangerous,” says Robert H, a pastor who led a brick-and-mortar Church in Philadelphia. In a blog post for CT.com.
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