Live streaming has been growing, which has triggered the growth of mobile video as a whole. Lots of 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 marketing device in the future. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube invest significant sums of money into building and enhancing their own live stream platforms, as stated by the Financial Times.
One of the HUGE thing that is helping video content to become so sought-after is the popularity of mobile video viewing. Google among 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 see large online companies and churches switch more to video content. Our organization is broadcasting to Facebook, Ustream and YouTube. I expect this to start to be more and more common for places of worships. Reaching teens is a huge segment of the population that stream videos. Therefore the preacher must be articulate with a personality that they can feel during Live streaming.
Live streaming is 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 focus.
Figures show live video is more appealing 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 very important for religious leaders that allow someone belonging to the broadcasting church to interact with followers in real time. 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 worshippers to view services in their own individual language, expanding reach exponentially. While on demand video catch-up means messages endure long afterwards the broadcast has expired.
All of these functions are easy to implement and let churches not only to enhance their live streams and 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 a good amount of time now and are expanding their offering. You will 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 visible 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 reported by one of the major internet backbone carrier. Their projection is by 2020 video streaming will be 80 % of the online traffic.
Any ministry that would intend to outreach on the net and in their community shouldn’t 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 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 an effective 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 elevated level you will turn potential new members off. So it is tremendously vital 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 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 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 many advantages you will enjoyed. First individuals will give to your ministry because people like when churches or corporations are well organized. You’ll 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 encourage 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.