[Interview]: Can Live Video Streaming Stengthen Your Church Community?

August 13, 2015

Deciding whether to incorporate live video streaming into one's ministry is a complex decision that is facing more and more church leaders around the country. Video streaming is a wonderful tool to better engage communities and touch more lives, but determining if it's right for you can be overwhelming.

It can be helpful to hear from other customers when deciding whether to use a service. In this post, Pastor Charles Moore from First Baptist Summit (Summit, OK) explains why he has found BoxCast to be a wonderful solution for his needs and how streaming his services has brought his community closer together than ever before.

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Should Your Ministry Make Room For Live Video Streaming?

July 30, 2015

Imagine going a month without your smartphone. Would you survive?

How would you get from point A to point B? Would your reputation suffer if you couldn’t respond to an email within 30 minutes? Would your relationships hurt if you couldn’t send a quick text at any given moment? How would you handle your time in an elevator? Could you overcome the silence enough to talk to a stranger for just a few moments?

This technological revolution isn’t just changing our personal lives - it’s also changing how we “do” church.

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Top 5 Reasons Your Church Should Be Live Streaming

July 20, 2015

Increased access to the internet has transformed the way people communicate. It is nearly impossible to be in a public place for more than a few minutes without seeing someone use a smartphone to check Facebook, read an article, or send a quick text.

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Why Your Ministry Needs a Strong Social Media Presence

July 02, 2015

Pastors around the country are rapidly discovering the importance of social media.

Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter are no longer solely geared to college students; now, they’re how people of all ages communicate. Church leaders, in their unique position to spread God’s word, have begun to use these platforms to their advantage.

This post articulates why – when it comes to your ministry – social media is here to stay.

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Is Live Video Streaming Right For Your Church?

June 04, 2015

Churches across the country are finding they can better engage their congregations through live video streaming - a tool that enables viewers to join their communities when they can’t make it to church.

Still, some people question whether live video streaming has a place in church ministry at all. In his article “Stop! Don’t Record Your Church Services,” Brady Shearer of Pro Church Tools claims that “most churches should never video-record their services.”

How valid are his concerns? Is he right? Or is video streaming a great solution for almost any church hoping to connect with its congregation?

Let’s take a closer look at Mr. Shearer’s objections:

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Is It Time to Take Your Church Online?

May 21, 2015

Churches everywhere are starting to stream their services -  is it time for you to consider live video streaming yours?

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How to Keep Your Church Relevant in the 21st Century

May 07, 2015

How many times a day do you check your phone?

Though many of us hesitate to admit it, a recent study shows that average users actually check their phone an amazing 110 times a day.  

There’s no hiding it - we live in a mobile society. We've grown accustomed to sending an email and getting a response almost immediately. Social media makes pictures of all of our closest friends – and distant acquaintances – instantaneously accessible in the palms of our hands. And with text messages, we can get quick answers to our pressing questions without having to take time to make a phone call.

What does all of this mean for the church?

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