The transformation of church ministries to live streaming their video sermons online can be very beneficial. Unlike ten years ago, many are extremely busy, but if ministries can continue to get parishioners to watch sermons on the road, it’s a win for everyone. Whether they are on vacation or off doing things with family, their ministry is right alongside on their smartphones. The rat race of life should no longer be a factor. Just retrieve your smart device and you are there. This is why live streaming over the internet has become so popular. People don’t have to miss out on a church service even if they are in another county. A majority of these ministries accept offering on their websites so ministries won’t miss out it members are not at the physical location. They can give virtually. For these reasons, live streaming is on the rise, which has brought about the growth of mobile video by and large. Customers are more frequently watching content on his or her smartphones and tablets, which has forced companies to change their approaches. Live streaming has developed into focal point for big companies. They are projecting streaming videos to be a top promotion in the future. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube invest significant sums of money into building and enhancing their live stream platforms, as per the Financial Times.
On the list of HUGE thing which is helping video content to become so well received is the popularity of mobile video viewing. Google together with 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 notice large online companies and churches switch more to video content. Our company is broadcasting to Facebook, Ustream and YouTube. I expect this to get more and more common for places of worships. Reaching teenagers is a huge segment of the population that stream videos. This means 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 simply 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.
Figures give proof that live video is more attractive to audiences: 80% would prefer 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 critical for religious leaders which allow someone belonging to the broadcasting church to interact with followers instantly. 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 worshipers to look at services in their own language, expanding reach exponentially. While on demand video catch-up means messages endure long after the broadcast has finished.
All of these features are easy to implement and enable 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 which have been using this technology for a very long 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 compete 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 % of the web traffic.
Any ministry that would want to outreach on the web and in their community need not to ignore the power of some sort 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 take away the need to transport their members to a church. The same is attainable for Ronald McDonald House, senior centers, foreign missions and a whole host of community outreach programs.
Top 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 most effective presentation to the audience. Because if it is not of a excellent 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 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 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 lots of benefits you will enjoyed. First a lot of folks may give to your ministry because people like when churches or organizations 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’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 encourage 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.
Not too long ago churches that were on the web and streaming live were medium to mega churches. You would need lots of money to purchase the encoders as well as the equipment that you would need to be able to go live. What a difference a few years have made! Today anyone and everybody is live streaming their churches. Thanks God for small encoders that are a lot cheaper and smaller.
There’s a new challenge coming for churches which are streaming live over the internet. The majorities of these churches have invested heavily into websites and equipment, but haven’t realized there is certainly more to getting new customers online than simply streaming. If your website was not generating new visitors or you weren’t getting a plethora of new customers to your site prior to live streaming or archiving your church services. They won’t find your website after you start broadcasting on the internet. Word of mouth is good, but no one should limit their church growth in this digital age just to the folks they know. With the archived and On-demand video streaming growing in number churches should find ways to tap into this increasing booming trend.
The key to being successful for any websites is to be able to be found by
customers or potential members using keywords searching for what you are offering on the 1st few pages of search engines, Google, Bing, Yahoo and all other major search engines. Let’s think this through. If you are selling cameras and you have lots of other websites selling cameras, how will your website get to the front of the line so potential clients can find your page with the cameras you are selling?
That’s the place where Streaming Churches Online will help your preaching ministry. We don’t just help churches stream online. We get new clients every day on our site looking for church related news and videos. They found our site not just thru word of mouth, which is a great thing. They are finding us thru search phases according to what they are looking for on churches which are live streaming their services online. Visitors who are looking for words with online church or if they type in live church online they will be able to find our web-site. These are generally steps that church administrators should research to find out where they are in search. Unfortunately most church administrators only believe all they require to do is start streaming and the potential new member shows up. This is the furthest thing from the truth. Most of the times when we mentioned these things to churches they look up their church by typing their church name in major search engines and their church come to the top of that search engine they believe things are going well. For the most part, some of the people we talked to seems satisfied that their ministry name is on a search engine. Unfortunately people find it hard to make the connection as to when they are looking for a Plummer online. If you knew the name of the Plummer you would just call that company. What one would normally type in is “best Plummer in Philadelphia” for example. This is no difference to a search engine when you are looking for a church. Just typing a church name and believe someone else is going to find your ministry is believing your ministry has great name recognitions and everyone on the web is aware of your church. One question we always ask potential customers; how many people on the web know your church name? Unless you are spending huge amounts of cash to raise your church name recognition, your church name recognition is low. Only if you have a very popular ministry where there is some other platform that is driving people to inquire about your website then you will need better marketing for church growth.
This is when Streaming Churches Online can help your ministry. We will advertise your ministries online by you live streaming or achieving your sermons with us. This will allow potential new members online who are searching in your region to find your ministry not knowing your church name. Please call for a free no obligation webinar presentation to find out how we are helping other ministries and how we can help yours. Don’t miss out on the video streaming trend by not marketing your ministry and depend on word of mouth alone. Since you have stepped into the online streaming ministry make it a productive experience. Get the web presence your ministry deserved!
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