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Live streaming is increasing, which has contributed to the growth of mobile video by and large. Customers are more frequently watching content on their smartphones and tablets, which has forced companies to alter their approaches. Live streaming is an important focal point for big 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, according to the Financial Times.
One of the HUGE thing which is helping video content to become famous is the boost in mobile video viewing. Google and various 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 company is broadcasting to Facebook, Ustream and YouTube. I expect this to be more and more common for places of worships. Reaching youth is a huge segment of the population that stream videos. This implies 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 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 give evidence that 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 drawings combined.
The Live chat options is really important for religious leaders that allow someone from the broadcasting church to interact with followers immediately. 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 look at services in their language, expanding reach exponentially. While on demand video catch-up means messages endure long after the broadcast has ended.
All these features are easy to implement and enable 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 few years now and are expanding their offering. 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 now offering some type 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 intend to outreach on the net 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 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.
Good quality online church broadcast is a good 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’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 newbies 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 those who cannot sing or speak may have worked or hold people in the physical church, but not people online. They’re going to easily move on to another church website that will give them the best 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.
Once your live broadcast is attractive, then there are advantages you will enjoyed. First some people might give to your ministry because people like when churches or companies are well organized. You’ll 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 get 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.