Are You Growing Your Live Video Streaming Audience?

January 25, 2016

 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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Why You Need To Improve Your Church Lighting

January 06, 2016

This post covers best practices and advice for lighting in your church or ministry. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

How much easier would video streaming be if those watching at home could easily overlook murky audio, poor camera angles and insufficient lighting?

But they don’t.

We’ve all seen too many movies and TV shows to let us ignore those deficiencies. Of course, the members of your church don’t expect a movie-quality production, but low-quality broadcasts take away from the viewing experience and, eventually, could lose your viewership.

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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Church Volunteers Happy

December 16, 2015

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

December 14, 2015

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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The Unconventional Way this Church is Attracting its Youth

December 03, 2015

This post tells the story of a church that made a big investment in it's future by investing in it's youth. It's part of our series on church growth.

Churches around the country are dealing with the same obstacle: attracting and engaging their church’s youth.

But the struggle to attract today's youth is often not a direct reflection on a ministry. Instead, we can credit it to the trend that 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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Live Streaming Spotlight: Current: A Christian Church

November 24, 2015

Customer: Current: A Christian Church, Katy, TX

What they Stream: Sunday morning services

Live Streaming Goals: Reach people not able to make it in person

The Setup: Multiple cameras to Blackmagic Switcher to the BoxCaster

Destinations: Website

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.

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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