How to Fix Your Church's Lighting Problems

September 28, 2017

This post talks about the most common lighting problems for churches and how to combat them to create a higher quality stream. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

Have you noticed that the lighting on your streams just doesn’t look as good as it does in person?

Some people would suggest to add more lights, but that can quickly become an expensive endeavor. Luckily, making adjustments to the fixtures and equipment that you already have can usually achieve the desired effect.

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How to Write a Church Newsletter People Will Read

September 26, 2017

This post talks about creating a meaningful newsletter to engage members of your church. It's part two of our post on church newsletters. It's the part of our series on church engagement.

Ah, the art of the church e-newsletter...

Though email can be a wonderful way to communicate important information to your church body, many people struggle to understand what to include in the body of their message and how to use the platform to their advantage.

This is a two-part blog-series. Last week, I discussed the logistics and best practices for creating an effective email newsletter program. This week's post focuses on how to create a newsletter that your church body will want to read....and keep reading.

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How to Start Your Search For City Council Live Streaming

September 20, 2017

This post talks about beginning your search for a platform for local government live streaming. It's part of our series on local government live streaming.

If you're a communications director, clerk, elected official, or IT director for a local government, the world of public meeting live streaming can seem daunting.

If you’ve asked around to see how your neighbors are bringing their meetings into the online world, you may have received a wide variety of answers. One town next to you may have a $100,000 AV system while another may be streaming to Facebook Live off of a council member's phone.

If you have been tasked with figuring out the right live streaming solution for your municipality, the variation of options may be making it difficult to start on the process of finding the right solution. In this post, we breakdown both ends of the spectrum and explain an alternative that is a better fit.

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5 Steps You Must Take Before Streaming Live

September 14, 2017

This post addresses five steps to take before each stream to ensure you have a quality broadcast. It's part of our series on how to start live streaming.

Before you start producing incredible live broadcasts, I want to make sure you create an easy-to-follow, repeatable process you can execute before every stream.

In this post, I quickly take you through the five steps you should take before streaming live. If you prefer to learn via video, I've included the Tech Tips episode toward the bottom of the post where I break these five suggestions down for you in more depth.

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6 Easy Ways Your Church Can Create Meaningful Newsletters

September 13, 2017

This post talks about creating a meaningful newsletter to engage members of your church. It's the part of our series on church engagement.

With all the attention paid to social media, it can be easy to overlook another great communication tool a church can use — the email newsletter.

There’s nothing flashy about email, but it remains one of the most effective ways to communicate. While not all your community members are on Twitter or Facebook, virtually everyone gets email. And email can reach regular members, occasional visitors, stay-at-homes and those who are traveling.

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How to Uncover Your Church’s Voice (Part 1)

September 12, 2017

“We need to discover our voice as a church.”

I’ve heard many pastors say some variation of the sentence above, and I am always happy when they reach this conclusion.

When it comes to churches — or any organization for that matter — it is hard to read our own label when we are inside of our own bottles. That’s why it is fundamental to uncover your voice.

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