How Your Church Can Effectively Apologize on Social Media

Oct 6, 2016 1:31:20 PM

Though the need might seem negligible, at some point, your church might have to apologize for a miscommunication, misunderstanding, or general misstep for something it posted on social media.

The thing is, apologizing on social media isn’t the same as apologizing in person; these mediums have their own rules. This post breaks down how to effectively communicate an apology on social media.

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Should You Rethink Your Church Announcements?

Sep 29, 2016 1:40:30 PM

Imagine if every play, concert or sports game was preceded by a lengthy monologue of related events. How long would it take before you tuned it out?

Not long.

Yet, many churches are guilty of doing exactly that. They begin each service with church announcements, a chronicle of committee meetings, bake sales, baptisms, church trips, etc. that every member must sit through before they can begin to worship.

It’s time to reconsider the tradition of church announcements. It’s 2016, and there are better ways to share information - ways that won’t delay the start of services and potentially drain the energy in the room.

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5 Proven Ways Pastors Can Relax in Front of the Camera

Sep 22, 2016 9:30:32 AM

There’s something about a camera lens that absolutely unhinges some people.

Even pastors at ease in front of large congregations can be paralyzed when they see the unblinking eye of a lens staring back at them. That not only makes for an awkward live stream, but it can actually hurt the experience for the people in the audience.

There’s no surefire way to turn someone into a natural in front of the camera, but there are ways that can help anyone relax and forget about the lens, at least for a little while. Below you’ll find several simple tips:

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How to Choose the Right Microphone for Your Pastor

Sep 15, 2016 11:19:29 AM

If you’ve been live streaming services or other church events, you realize the importance of audio quality. Few things can ruin a broadcast more thoroughly than bad sound. We’ve written before about ways to improve audio without getting into equipment, but this post deals with the types of microphones your church should use during services.

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Does Live Video Streaming Hurt Church Attendance?

Sep 13, 2016 11:41:08 AM

When a church is deciding whether to stream its services, one of the most common concerns is if going online will affect in-person attendance on Sunday mornings. This post addresses that concern head-on, showing how live video streaming is actually an important step to grow and strengthen your church community.

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What You Need to Know About BoxCast's "Exceedingly Enough" Podcast

Sep 7, 2016 4:36:52 PM

Dear listener,

Shepherding a child's heart to know and follow Jesus is simultaneously wonderful and challenging. When my son Thaddeus was born four years ago, one of the ways that I embarked on this journey was by writing him daily devotionals from the pages of Scripture.

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The Top 5 Christian Movies Every Believer Should Watch

Aug 18, 2016 11:57:38 AM

We all know the struggle of endlessly flipping through Netflix titles looking for the perfect way to spend a Friday night. The truth is it can be difficult to find wholesome Christian movies to watch with your entire family. If you’re trying to find a wonderful way to spend an evening, be sure to consider these five faith-rooted films.

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6 Reasons Your Church Should Automate Its Social Media

Aug 17, 2016 9:21:55 AM

Churches around the country have turned to social media to engage their members, communicate announcements, and share inspirational posts. Chances are high that if you’ve started to use social media to reach your community, your members enjoy seeing reminders of their faith on their social media feeds.

Still, many churches find that keeping an active presence on social media platforms is more work than they had initially anticipated. After all, maintaining frequency of high quality content is no easy task. That’s why many have turned to automation.

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Can Virtual Reality Help a Church Reach its Youth?

Aug 3, 2016 11:55:01 AM

Photo from Bible VR

Don’t just read the Bible. Live in it.”

That’s the tagline of Bible VR, a faith-based tech startup that is rendering scenes from the Bible in virtual reality.

The company has filmed an extensive collection of reenacted scenes from the Bible in Israel and Palestine. The idea is to give VR viewers the sense that they are right there along with Moses parting the Red Sea or in the manger at the birth of Christ. The scenes are filmed in such a way that the actors interact with the viewer to make it seem even more realistic.

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The Solution to Becoming a Strong Multi-Site Church

Jul 27, 2016 10:05:00 AM


Screenshot of BoxCast's Multi-Site Video Player

In recent years, the multi-site church model has become increasingly popular. Most churches open a new campus when they approach 1,000 members, but about 50% of those churches say that they could have opened a satellite campus even sooner, at around 850 members.

If your ministry is thinking about opening an additional location, that means you’re reaching a growing number of engaged members and people are excited about joining your community. This can only happen when a church truly connects with its members to deliver a message they want and need, so congratulations!

One of the biggest decisions to make when opening new campuses is determining how to share your main sermon with separate locations. BoxCast’s Multi-Site Video Player is the solution to enabling remote campuses to watch your live broadcasts seamlessly.

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