church live streaming Blog Posts

    How to Extend Your Reach with Hybrid Worship

    November 22, 2021

    The importance of attending worship online and in-person

    As in-person attendance gains popularity, houses of worship are faced with the question “Why should I continue to live stream?” The better question is, why not?

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    Does Live Video Streaming Hurt Church Attendance?

    October 25, 2021

    This post talks about whether or not streaming your services hurts your church attendance. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

    When a church is deciding whether to stream its services, one of the most common concerns is if going online will affect in-person attendance on Sunday mornings.

    This post addresses that concern head-on, showing how live video streaming is actually an important step to grow and strengthen your church community.

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    Why Churches Want Lower Thirds In Their Video

    March 31, 2020

    This post makes the case for using lower thirds in your streaming production for your church or ministry. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

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

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    The Best Live Video Streaming Equipment for Your Church

    March 19, 2020

    Ministries around the country are finding the value in live streaming, as it allows them to reach and engage their communities in ways they weren't previously able. Since you’ve found your way to this article, chances are high you’ve decided 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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    How to Get the Most Out of Your Worship Service Live Stream

    May 03, 2019

    This post explores different ways that you can make sure your church's live stream is maximizing it's impact. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

    Take a moment to imagine a Sunday at your church. It probably consists of fellowship, congregational prayer, worship through song, Scripture reading, and the preaching of the Word.

    Though worship is one of these main components, it often gets the short stick when it comes to your live video stream.

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    7 Types of Camera Shots You Need to Film Church Services

    May 02, 2019

    This post talks about video production tips for framing individuals in your church live stream. It's part of our series on church live streaming. 

    This post is based on the "Video Framing & Composition Guide: What You Need to Know to Frame a Killer Shot." To learn simple framing and composition techniques to improve your live streams, download the free guide

    As a camera operator for your church, you can make your message even more powerful by taking some time to consider the goal of each sequence of a service.

    Are you trying to evoke emotion? Do you need to emphasize the scenery behind the pastor? What’s the theme of the pastor's sermon?

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    How to Choose the Right Microphone for Your Pastor

    April 21, 2019

    This post talks about the advantages of different types of microphones for your church including headset, gooseneck, lavalier, and shotgun microphones. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

    If you’ve been live streaming services or other church events, you realize the importance of audio quality.

    Few things can ruin a broadcast more thoroughly than bad sound. We’ve written before about ways to improve audio without getting into equipment, but this post deals with the types of microphones your church should use during services.

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    Why You Need To Improve Your Church Lighting

    March 14, 2019

    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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    4 Ways to Make Your Church Video Announcements Great

    March 07, 2019

    This post talks about how to improve the quality of your church video announcements. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

    Have you noticed that people often don’t remember what you review during your weekly church announcements? Though you might be speaking to a room full of people who hear you, it’s quite possible that not many are listening.

    That’s because, as we discussed in this post, people come to church to worship and be among their fellow churchgoers, not to listen to a monologue of church announcements.

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

    February 06, 2019

    This post covers the best cameras, switchers, tripods, and encoders for streaming your church or ministry. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

    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.

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