Helping Your Church Live Stream 2.0
- Basic computer skills
- Ability to install computer programs
- Access to a live streaming account (Facebook or YouTube)
Live streaming in your house of worship is likely already on your mind. You’re probably wondering if it’s time to jump on the bandwagon. A guide by Livestream stated that 3,000 religious organizations used their solution alone in 2015 to broadcast services. Our company also has over 100 house of worship customers, and that number is quickly growing. There may be quite a few reasons your thoughts are leading you towards broadcasting your services. Do you need to create a platform for those that can’t attend your service to participate? Is there a group of students away at school who want to stay involved? Do you need to provide a stream for an overflow space? Or maybe you just want to show your congregation and the world that you are progressive and embrace the demand for technology integration in the world. For any of these reasons and more, there’s a solution.
Other common reasons for live streaming in places of worship:
§ Using your live streams to advertise your church
§ Streaming as a paid service addition for weddings, baptisms, or funerals, so distant family members can be included in the moment
§ Embed link for donations directly into live streaming so those that cannot attend the service can still provide donations
1. Over 10+ Live Streaming Courses (ability to give you a great overview of the entire industry)
2. Over 4,000+ students!
3. Over 50+ 5 Star Reviews!
- Pastors of church
- Church Volunteers
- Multi-Media Co-Ordinators
- AV Production Teams
- Introduction to the course07:43
- The Digital Pastor & Accepting Online Donations12:29
- What a complete newbie should know about live streaming19:07
- Working with Volunteers for live streaming07:49
- AV Technology Basics10:12
- Case Study - Olivet United Methodist Church09:09
- Tuning your AV Gear for the Church16:39
- IP Based Video Production for Church Networks15:42
- Church Audio Production with Dr. Barry Hill49:00
- Choosing the best software for live streaming a church service06:38
- Video Cable Overview06:24
- Audio Cables Overview03:32
- A Great tip for churches live streaming + A Simple Setup04:47
- Streaming Destinations - Free and Paid05:24
- Camera Mounting Options05:26
- How to display lyrics over your live camera feeds - Live Demonstration!18:22
- Setting up a Confidence Monitor04:07
- Powering Extra Monitors in Overflow areas05:13
- Using the NewTek NDI to power a Confidence Monitor03:42
- Adding Closed Captions to your production09:17
- Virtual Sets03:04
- Church Streaming Quiz3 questions
- Case Study: The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark New Jersey07:10
- Case Study: Keys Vineyard Church04:51
- Overview of Ableton Live for Houses of Worship27:50
- Getting Started with Ableton Live & Church Music Production - Adding Tracks12:11
I am an author, coach, and Chief Streaming Officer for the Streamgeeks. I also work at PTZOptics, a company that is an industry leader in affordable live streaming technology. We host a live show on YouTube Live every Friday and we hope to help the world better understand live streaming and technology it takes to produce amazing video content!
I host a live show on YouTube Live called "PTZOptics Live" where we review the latest in the live streaming and video conferencing industry. This is the basis of our live streaming innovation where you can learn quite a lot of about the industry.
I have worked in the professional audio visual industry for over 10 years. Each of the companies I have worked with have kept me involved in designing, building and operating live streaming and video conferencing systems. Throughout my career continue to help others in video communication projects.