When it comes to live streaming for your church there are a lot of things you can learn.
In order to live stream your Sunday services, you need to think about internet access, your church’s social media accounts, and then there is all that audiovisual technology. Over the years live streaming technology has become much more affordable and easy to use. But how can a church volunteer or motivated pastor learn about the easiest, most effective ways to share their message with a live stream?
Using social media websites like Facebook and YouTube, spreading the message of God using live streaming technology can easily keep members of your congregation informed even if they can’t make it to church on Sunday.
So many churches today are live streaming and a new book called “Helping Your Church Live Stream” may be able to help you on your journey for knowledge. Helping Your Church Live Stream was published in 2019, by Paul William Richards after he interviewed many church media directors about how they use live streaming at their houses of worship. The book is now available for free (here), and it outlines how churches are reaching members of their congregation who are shut-in, in the hospital or simply traveling away from home. Live streaming has become such a powerful way for churches to communicate on social media platforms and many have found that they can bridge the gap between generations young and old with technology. A year after the book Helping Your Church Live Stream was published, Richards and his team at PTZOptics have decided to host a full day of church video production education called Worship Summit Live.
Worship Summit Live is a free online webinar that will bring together the leading experts in church production to speak about the most pressing issues worship leaders should be thinking about in regards to online communications and digital media. Speakers such as Dr. Barry Hill, the author of “Mixing for God”, will be discussing how to work with audio in church production systems. Jake Gosselin from ChurchFront will be presenting on the latest technology churches can invest in to produce immersive worship experiences. Dave Dolphin the Practical Pastor will be reviewing new techniques churches are using to make their services feel more modern. Tom Sinclair the self-proclaimed “Streaming Idiot” will be giving us a walkthrough of the Good Shepard Church in Grand Rapids, Wisconsin. Sinclair has helped many churches start live streaming over the years after helping his own church, Grace Anglican, in Fairhope Alabama get started.
Worship Summit Live is a great opportunity for your church to get together and learn about modern communication tools in church production. Speakers such as Seth Haberman the “Digital Pastor” will be reviewing live streaming and video production technologies you can take advantage of at your church. Most importantly, the Worship Summit is 100% free and it will be recorded for watching later on in the year. If you are able to watch the Summit live there will be a live Zoom Video Conference call where you can ask questions directly to the speakers after their presentations. Viewers with tickets (available on Eventbrite) can also enter to win a free PTZOptics camera.
You can register for the WorshipSummit at WorshipSummit.Live and enter to win a free PTZOptics camera. This is your chance to gain the knowledge you need to take your church’s communication capabilities to the next level.