[INTERVIEW:] How This Devoted Church Conquered Its Snowstorm Problem

Mar 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We love doing what we do because it allows people to share in moments that they couldn’t have otherwise.

Brandon Lovelace of Parkwood Baptist Church (NC) opened up to us about the ways that BoxCast has helped him reach his community members, even when snowstorms or thousands of miles keep them from attending church.

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Why Churches Want Lower Thirds In Their Video

Feb 24, 2016 11:46:45 AM

Looking to bring an extra level of sophistication and interaction to your live video stream? Consider using lower thirds.

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[Exceedingly Enough:] “Men? Men Are Weak.”

Feb 24, 2016 11:37:21 AM


Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.”

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5 Easy Ways to Get Your Church on the News

Feb 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Have you noticed that the mainstream media outlets in your town tend to publicize a handful of congregations while largely ignoring the others?

It seems like every newspaper and TV station has a “go-to” congregation and religious leader for each faith. As a result, certain priests, ministers, rabbis and imams are quoted and interviewed over and over....and your voice isn’t being heard.

Have you ever wondered why? As a former newspaper reporter and editor who’s written many stories about churches, I can tell you how to get coverage.

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[Interview:] How to Convince Your Church to Stream

Feb 16, 2016 9:30:00 AM


 

We were recently lucky enough to speak with John V. DiPietro of Cathedral Church of St. Peter, an Episcopal cathedral in St. Petersburg, Florida. He talked to us about his BoxCast experience as well as how he was able to convince his church to stream.

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5 Surprising Things You Didn't Know about Valentine’s Day

Feb 9, 2016 12:04:18 PM

Ah, Valentine’s Day...the day we often treat our beloved to dinner and delight them with chocolates, roses, and teddy bears.

Though millions of people around the world celebrate it every year, how many actually know how Valentine’s Day originated?

This post takes a peek at the man behind the curtain, seeking to better understand why February 14th is so important. Below are five surprising facts about the holiday we commemorate with love.

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The Events Your Church Needs to Be Streaming

Feb 2, 2016 10:41:02 AM

You’ve been live streaming Sunday services for a while now, and you’ve improved the quality and professionalism of your broadcasts. Your crew has a handle on the basics of sound and lighting and your audience is grateful for the new access.

But why stop there?

While Sunday services seem to be the most popular events to stream, there are many other ceremonies and events hosted by the church that people would love to watch if they were available to them. Below are three events we recommend your church should start streaming.

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Are You Growing Your Live Video Streaming Audience?

Jan 25, 2016 12:27:28 PM

So, you’ve decided to start live video streaming your services.

Who’s watching? Perhaps a family that faithfully attends in person is away on vacation; A parent that is home caring for a sick child; Someone traveling for business. There are multiple scenarios that keep people from physically being able to attend Sunday service.

Streaming your services helps you include faraway members in your worship experience — but only if they know it’s available and how to access it. Though you might think you’ve done a thorough job making your congregation aware of the stream, odds are that those who haven’t used it yet have forgotten it’s available. Below are a few considerations to help grow your live streaming audience.

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[Exceedingly Enough:] The Language That We Use

Jan 21, 2016 10:25:56 AM

  The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! ’”

(John 1:29 ESV)

First impressions mean a lot.

The Book of John opens with artistic and somewhat mystical language to describe creation and introduce God. The first 18 verses of the chapter use lofty wording, deep concepts, and move at a rapid pace, likely leaving the first-time reader with more questions than answers.

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The Top 5 Church Conferences You Need to Attend in 2016

Jan 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

For those of you who have had been blessed enough to attend church conferences, you know that joining thousands of other dedicated believers is an amazing way to recharge spiritually.

The sermons and breakout sessions challenge you intellectually and can strengthen your relationship with God in ways you might not have thought possible.

Luckily, there are hundreds of conferences each year, so there is rich opportunity to attend at least one. Below are five conferences we find most worthwhile to attend in 2016.

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