Live streaming is on the rise, which has brought about the growth of mobile video as a whole. Consumers are more frequently watching content on their smartphones and tablets, which has forced companies to alter their approaches. Live streaming is a focal point for big companies. They are projecting streaming videos to be a top promotional tool in the future. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube invest significant sums of money into building and enhancing their own live stream platforms, according to the Financial Times.
One of the HUGE thing that’s helping video content to become so popular is the boost in mobile video viewing. Google and also 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 customers are broadcasting to Facebook, Ustream and YouTube. I expect this to be more and more common for places of worships. Reaching young people 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 may 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 spans.
Figures reveal that live video is more irresistible to audiences: 80% prefer 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 extremely important for religious leaders that allow someone from your broadcasting church to interact with followers right away. 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 watch services in their own individual language, expanding reach exponentially. While on demand video catch-up means messages endure long after 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 which have been using this technology for many years 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 better known 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. According to one of the major internet backbone carrier. Their projection is by 2020 video streaming will be 80 % of the internet traffic.
Any ministry that would intend to outreach online and in their community must not ignore the power of some kind of live or archived video storage online. You may use it to do many things. You may use these videos for assisted living facilities that have a worship hall. This provide them with the abilities to host church service on location which will take away 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.
Excellent quality online church broadcast is a wonderful 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 newbies 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 folks who cannot sing or speak may have worked or hold people in the physical church, but not people online. They are able to 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 appealing, then there are many advantages you will enjoyed. First some people might give to your ministry because people like when churches or businesses are well organized. You will 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 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.