[Exceedingly Enough:] The Sinners are Much More Fun

Dec 16, 2015 10:13:24 PM

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.” 

John 15:11 ESV 

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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Church Volunteers Happy

Dec 16, 2015 10:08:59 PM

Churches around the country depend on loyal volunteer labor and ministry. These dedicated members faithfully give you their time and perform countless functions that otherwise would go undone.

Keeping your volunteers happy and managing their time is crucial to the success of any ministry. Here are five ways to keep your team members excited and engaged:

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[Interview:] How to Share Your Ministry With the Corners of the Globe

Dec 14, 2015 12:03:07 PM

Bringing value to our customers is our main priority, so we regularly seek direct feedback to better serve and connect with them. 

We recently got in touch with Christ’s Community Church, a non-denominational church in Hayward, CA. We asked Worship Pastor Tim Jameson to explain how BoxCast live video streaming helps his church.

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3 Reasons Why Your Christmas Eve Service is So Important

Dec 10, 2015 1:56:52 PM

Every year, millions of Americans pile into their cars and head to church on Christmas Eve. Attendance can be so high at this time of year that some ministries will hold several services - some as many as five or six - to ensure that everyone who wants to worship can.

As a leader in your church, putting adequate time into preparing for the Christmas Eve service can ensure that it has the greatest impact possible. Below are the three reasons that if done right, this service will leave a lasting impression on both your church body and surrounding community.

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The Unconventional Way this Church is Attracting its Youth

Dec 3, 2015 12:16:12 PM

Are you struggling to attract and engage your church’s youth? You’re not alone.

But the struggle to attract today's youth is often not a reflection on your ministry. Younger members often vanish during those teen years when they’re learning to become independent and are prone to reject things associated with the family. Sadly, that sometimes includes church.

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[Interview]: Is Video Equipment Important for Your Ministry?

Nov 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Current: A Christian Church is a large, non-denominational church in Katy, Texas, west of Houston. We asked Worship and Creative Arts Pastor Evan Schwartz to explain how live streaming with BoxCast enhances their ministry.

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Are Your Sermons Actually Engaging? Here's How To Check.

Nov 23, 2015 1:13:40 PM

Public speaking is hard.

Or, at least it is for most people. But if you’re a pastor, you know how to command a room and have the uncommon knack for speaking in front of an audience and connecting with them.

What happens when live video streaming enters the mix?

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[Exceedingly Enough:] Truly Knowing Your Savior

Nov 18, 2015 12:00:28 PM

Jesus said to him, Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip?’”

(John 14:9a ESV)

It had been three years since Philip had become intimately involved in the daily affairs of Jesus. In his book Twelve Ordinary Men, pastor John MacArthur astutely notes that Philip was technically the first disciple that Jesus proactively called (John 1:43). Yet, as they sat beside one another years later in the upper room, Jesus’ words to Philip were weighty and confrontational.

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The 4 Huge Problems with Multi-Site Churches

Nov 12, 2015 2:06:18 PM

 

As an involved member of your community, you’ve likely heard of the increasingly popular trend in the church space: that of the multi-site church. Those in favor of them claim that with more campuses, a church is more able to achieve its goal of spreading God’s word.

Others argue that just because you can open new locations doesn’t mean you necessarily should. It’s a major step – one that could fundamentally alter the course and nature of your church. As more churches take this route, it’s important to learn about the risks and rewards involved and the right way to go about it.

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The Best Live Video Streaming Equipment for Your Ministry

Nov 11, 2015 11:21:10 AM

Ministries around the country are finding the value in live video streaming, as it allows them to reach and engage their communities in ways that they were unable to before. Since you’ve found your way to this article, chances are high that you’ve decided that streaming could enhance your own ministry!

Choosing video equipment can be an overwhelming task. We’ve put together a list of our favorite equipment to make your decision as simple as possible.

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The 5 Reasons Multi-site Churches are Here for Good

Nov 5, 2015 10:35:31 AM

If your church is thinking about opening up one or more additional sites, congratulations!

That means you’re reaching a growing number of engaged members and people are excited about joining your community. Things like this can only happen when a church is truly connecting with its members and delivering a message they want and need.

Still, the growing trend of multi-site churches remains controversial. Because the subject is so broad, we’ll cover different aspects of it in this blog. This post will lay out some of the common arguments for multi-site churches. Next week, we’ll present the opposite case.

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How to Better Connect With Your Live Stream Audience

Oct 23, 2015 10:16:29 AM

As wonderful a tool as live streaming is, watching a worship service online is not the same as attending one.

So much of the worship experience is enhanced by connecting with fellow members and the greater church family.

Those aspects are harder to achieve from a distance.

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Answers to Big Questions Pastors Have About Live Streaming Video

Oct 20, 2015 10:43:24 AM

This post is based on"How to Reach and Engage Your Congregation In a Digital World: The Pastor's Guide to Live Video Streaming." If you’re interested in learning more about live streaming and how it can help you share your ministry, download the free guide.

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Is Your Church Using Social Media the Right Way?

Sep 29, 2015 3:06:20 PM

Your church might already have a presence on social media, but is it doing enough to attract and engage worshippers? Below are ways to strengthen your ministry through social media.

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5 Easy Ways to Improve the Audio of your Live Streams

Sep 22, 2015 12:19:19 PM

Live video streaming is taking off, and rightfully so. It enables churches to connect with their communities in new ways and engages members when they can’t make it in person. Still, even the most devout believer is going to have a hard time watching with a live stream if the sound quality is poor.

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[Interview]: Can live video streaming build a community?

Aug 13, 2015 9:51:00 AM

Deciding whether to incorporate live video streaming into one's ministry is a complex decision that is facing more and more church leaders around the country. Video streaming is a wonderful tool to better engage communities and touch more lives, but determining if it's right for you can be overwhelming.

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Should your ministry philosophy make room for live video streaming?

Jul 30, 2015 10:18:00 AM

Imagine going a month without your smartphone. Would you survive?

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Top 5 Reasons Your Church Should Be Live Streaming

Jul 20, 2015 3:32:00 PM

Increased access to the internet has transformed the way people communicate. It is nearly impossible to be in a public place for more than a few minutes without seeing someone use a smartphone to check Facebook, read an article, or send a quick text.

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Is Your Ministry "Social" Enough?

Jul 2, 2015 9:33:15 AM

Pastors around the country are rapidly discovering the importance of social media. No longer are Facebook and Twitter geared to college students only; they’re now the way people of all ages communicate.

Church leaders - in their unique position to spread God’s word - have begun to use these platforms to their advantage.

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3 Easy Ways to Grow Your Church

Jun 18, 2015 10:52:47 AM

If you have fewer than 100 members attend your church on a given weekend, you’re in the majority. In fact, 60% of Protestant churches fall into this category.

And though becoming a mega-church (church bodies that typically attract more than 1,000 adults each weekend) is in no way the goal for most pastors, you probably want your ministry to touch as many people as it can. 

Here are three small things every church can do to grow and become more inviting to its members - old and new alike.

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Is Live Video Streaming Right for Your Church?

Jun 4, 2015 11:18:32 AM

Many churches across the country are finding they can better engage their congregations through live video streaming - a tool that enables viewers to join their communities when they can’t make it to church.

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Should Your Church Go Online?

May 21, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Churches everywhere are starting to stream their services -  is it time for you to consider live video streaming yours?

We say yes.

In just seven years, the number of religiously unaffiliated people in America has increased by 6%.

While there is no easy answer as to how to best reverse this trend or why it’s happening, there is one tool you can use to strengthen ties between your congregants and your church.  

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Keep Your Church Relevant in the 21st Century

May 7, 2015 11:00:00 AM

How many times a day do you check your phone?

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The secret to keeping your church relevant

May 1, 2015 12:29:00 PM

Have you ever taken a step back to evaluate the constantly changing dynamics of media communication?

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