Why You Should Be Live Video Streaming Every Church Meeting

April 14, 2016

The church is so much more than a place for Sunday morning worship.

Churches also house various committees essential to every community, whether they be for community service, youth group, family counseling, and more. 

Still, with so many people involved, it can seem impossible to coordinate meeting times that work with everyone’s hectic schedules.

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How to Attract Amazing Volunteers for Your Church

April 07, 2016

Every church depends, to one degree or another, on volunteers.

We know how difficult that can be, as attracting and keeping enthusiastic volunteers can feel like a never-ending struggle. But there are certain things you can do to help you engage capable, high-energy people who will help your church thrive and grow.

Follow these five steps and you’ll be well on your way to find more quality helpers.

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Research Shows Technology is Paramount to Church Growth

April 05, 2016

Churches that embrace change, including the use of technology in their services, are more likely to thrive and grow, according to a new study from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research.

American Congregations 2015, a national survey of congregations, is something the Hartford Institute has done five times since 2000. The findings are based on data from more than 4,400 congregations of all denominations.

The survey looked at what growing church bodies had in common and found that churches willing to embrace change and modify their worship offerings generally fare better.

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How to Use Technology to Spread God's Word

March 29, 2016

I had the privilege of spending a number of my formative years studying the Scriptures at the Moody Bible Institute. There, I developed a deep affection for the Word of God.

Heading east of campus toward LaSalle Boulevard, I would regularly pass the Institute’s grand stone archway to read the sole verse etched on the wall:

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

(2 Timothy 2:15 KJV)

This was why I came to Bible College.

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[Exceedingly Enough:] I Will Be Lifted Up For You

March 24, 2016

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

(John 3:14-16 ESV)

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Here's How to Ensure That Your Easter Stream is Special

March 23, 2016

For most churches, Easter services are the most beautiful and important of the year.

We celebrate the resurrection of Christ and the salvation of mankind in the spring—a time when nature renews itself, echoing the message that life has begun anew. It’s as if everything is working together to proclaim God’s glory.

Spirits are high, the sense of community is strong and it’s a wonderful chance to convert “Easter lilies,” those congregants who show up only once a year, into regulars.

But all of this can be lost on members who live stream the services. Yes, they’ll hear the sermon and the hymns, but, if you don’t plan for it, they’ll miss some of what makes Easter worship so special.

Here’s how to make your Easter live stream as glorious as possible:

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5 Unique Moments Your Church Should Be Streaming

March 16, 2016

 It’s no secret that I live and breathe “church.” I play the drums on our worship team, am involved in college and career ministry, and even spend my workdays partnering with churches to best spread the Gospel.

This means that I’ve spent a lot of time with churches and have seen what works best for them when it comes to streaming.

Almost every church has success streaming their Sunday services, but here are some additional ways that you and your ministry can use streaming to glorify God and bless your church body.

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Why you should add lower thirds to your church live stream

March 15, 2016

 I had the privilege of spending a number of my formative years studying the Scriptures at the Moody Bible Institute. There, I developed not only a deep affection for the Word of God, but also for strolling the alluring streets of downtown Chicago.

Heading east of campus toward LaSalle Boulevard, I would regularly pass the Institute’s grand stone archway to read the sole verse etched on the wall:

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV)

This was why I came to Bible College.

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[INTERVIEW:] How This Devoted Church Conquered Its Snowstorm Problem

March 01, 2016

We love doing what we do because it allows people to share in moments that they couldn’t have otherwise.

Brandon Lovelace of Parkwood Baptist Church (NC) opened up to us about the ways that BoxCast has helped him reach his community members, even when snowstorms or thousands of miles keep them from attending church.

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Why Churches Want Lower Thirds In Their Video

February 24, 2016

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

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