Live streaming is increasing, which has contributed to the growth of mobile video collectively. Consumers 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 large companies. They are projecting streaming videos to be a top marketing strategy 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.
On the list of HUGE thing that’s helping video content to become extremely popular is the spiking of mobile video viewing. Google and 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 clients are broadcasting to Facebook, Ustream and YouTube. I expect this to start to be more and more common for places of worships. Reaching young people 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 may be a low-cost, easy-to-implement solution which not only serves to 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 live video is more fascinating to audiences: 80% would 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 images combined.
The Live chat options is really important for religious leaders that allow someone belonging to the broadcasting church to interact with followers live. 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 watch services in their language, expanding reach exponentially. While on demand video catch-up means messages endure long afterwards the broadcast is over.
All this functionality 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 in quite a while now and are expanding their offering. You’ll see 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 per 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 intend to outreach on the internet and in their community need not to ignore the power of some type of live or archived video storage online. You can use it to do many things. One can use these videos for rest homes that have a worship hall. This provide them with the abilities to host church service on location which will reduce the need to transport their members to a church. The same may be done for Ronald McDonald House, senior centers, foreign missions and a whole host of community outreach programs.
Premium quality online church broadcast is a good way to draw new people to your ministry. Churches that are growing and thriving with live streams ought to have a great presentation. It’s very important to make effort to put out the most effective presentation to the audience. Because if it is not of a very high level you will turn potential newbies off. So it is tremendously important to 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 individuals who cannot sing or speak may have worked or hold people in the physical church, but not people online. They are going to easily move on to another church website that will give them a greater 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.
Once your live broadcast is attractive, then there are many benefits you will enjoyed. First some people might give to your ministry because people like when churches or businesses are well organized. You will definitely 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 think your ministry proliferates 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.