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

November 24, 2015

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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[Interview:] This is Why Students Should Run Your Broadcasts

November 23, 2015

At BoxCast, we know that testimonials from our customers are much more valuable than anything we write ourselves. So, each month we reach out to someone, hoping that the way they use BoxCast can inspire you to do something similar.

This month, we were lucky enough to chat with Glenn Gonsalves, the Associate Director of Athletics and Recreation Operations at Bridgewater State University (MA). He and his team were early to the streaming game, having started seven years ago. They made the switch to BoxCast earlier this year and aren't looking back.

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

November 23, 2015

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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What Ever Happened With the NFLPA and ACE Media?

November 23, 2015


Remember when the NFL Players Association announced their brand new venture, ACE Media?

Well...maybe not.


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[Exceedingly Enough:] Truly Knowing Your Savior

November 18, 2015

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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5 Easy Ways to Improve the Audio of your Church's Live Streams

November 12, 2015

Live video streaming is taking off. Churches around the country are realizing that when they stream, they can connect with their communities in new ways and engage 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.

Muffled sound, background noise, wild swings in volume and distortion can essentially ruin a live stream. Anyone who has ever watched an amateur video or live stream knows that the sound is one of the hardest things to get right — and one of the most difficult flaws to overlook.

While most viewers don’t expect Hollywood-caliber post-production sound, there are simple things a church can do to improve the audio on its broadcasts:

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The 4 Reasons Basketball is the Best Sport to Stream

November 12, 2015

 

There’s little sports fans love more than passionately fighting about issues that have no real winner: the best sports team, the best sports city, the best sport. (All answers are obviously secondary to the Cavaliers, Cleveland, basketball).

Though those topics may be heavily contested, there's one thing we're certain of: when it comes to streaming, basketball is easiest. 

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The 4 Huge Problems with Multi-Site Churches

November 12, 2015

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.

Last week’s blog post presented arguments for multi-site churches, so this week’s will encourage proponents of multi-site churches to consider the other side.  

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The Best Live Video Streaming Equipment for Your Ministry

November 11, 2015

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.

Though BoxCast works well with all kinds of cameras and production equipment, these are our top choices for whether you’re new to the world of streaming, a professional videographer, or fall somewhere in between.

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What Happens When Sports Uniforms Become Advertisements?

November 09, 2015

Every nook and, yes, even the crannies of professional and college stadiums, ballparks and arenas are blanketed with advertising.

Every first down, home run and three-point basket is “brought to you by…(fill in the sponsor)” on the local radio broadcast.    

In the multi-billion-dollar industry of sports, no revenue-generating advertising opportunity goes untapped … except for the Holy Grail of America’s Big Four –  the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB – the uniform.

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The 5 Reasons Multi-site Churches are Here for Good

November 05, 2015

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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Did Yahoo! fumble the NFL's first live-streaming experiment?

November 02, 2015

NFL’s first global live-streaming experiment: A touchdown or fumble?  

As far as gambles go, the NFL’s first live-streamed, online game was a relatively low-risk experiment.  
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