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Live streaming continues to grow, which has contributed to 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 change their approaches. Live streaming has developed into a focal point for large 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 very own live stream platforms, as per the Financial Times.
One of the HUGE thing that is helping video content to become extremely popular is the spiking of mobile video viewing. Google alongside 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 see 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 children 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 attention.
Figures reveal that live video is more attractive to audiences: 80% would rather 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 vital for religious leaders that allow someone from your broadcasting church to interact with followers immediately. It’s also easy to apply 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 look at services in their own individual language, expanding reach exponentially. While on demand video catch-up means messages endure long after the broadcast has ended.
All of these functions 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 an extended period 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 compete with larger more popular churches. This has help organizations everywhere to use their online ministry as an outreach tool. Most major platforms are now offering some type 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 % of the web traffic.
Any ministry that would intend to outreach online and in their community shouldn’t ignore the power of some type of live or archived video storage online. You can utilize it to do many things. You may use these videos for nursing 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 can 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 need to have a great presentation. It’s very important to make effort to put out the very 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 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 people 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 significantly better 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.
Once your live broadcast is attractive, then there are many benefits you will enjoyed. First individuals will give to your ministry because people like when churches or organizations 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 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 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 word of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.