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It's starting to feel like spring around here, and in the spirit of the season, we've got fresh content for you. There's our latest podcast episode featuring Ryland Russell, a guide to help churches pick a streaming provider, a Facebook group you can join, and a little spring cleaning. Plus some things you may want to read and watch.
Tune In to The BoxCast Podcast
On this month's episode of The BoxCast Podcast, we talk with Ryland Russell about why and how we use media to enhance the worship experience. Ryland expounds on the importance of overcoming struggles and maintaining the reason for serving in ministry. We take a tour of Ryland’s setup and what he uses to produce videos. We also discuss his budding YouTube channel — which features tutorials and other videos centered around his journey as a worship arts pastor — and dig into how he manages expectations as a leader, father, and pastor.
Watch on our YouTube channel or listen wherever you get your podcasts! And be sure to follow Ryland on social media and subscribe to his YouTube channel!
Know a Church Looking for a Live Streaming Provider?
We put together a handy guide to help churches ask the right questions when choosing a live streaming provider. From determining specific needs to figuring out budget, we've got all the info churches need to make an informed decision. Please share this link with anyone you know who might need help getting started!
Stay Cool (+ Connected) this Summer
As summer draws nearer, we know many families will be traveling, potentially resulting in lower in-person attendance. Find inspiration and share tips with other church tech leaders in the Live Streaming for Churches Facebook group, supported by BoxCast. It's a great way to connect with others in the industry and stay up to date on strategies to keep your community connected.
A Clean Sweep
On May 6, BoxCast employees volunteered once again to participate in RiverSweep. RiverSweep is an annual, one-day event that aims to protect the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio by cleaning up garbage in the Cuyahoga River Corridor.
Over the past 33 years, RiverSweep has picked up nearly 1.5 million pounds of trash and recycled thousands of illegally discarded tires.The cleanup effort has helped reduce public dumping and encouraged the creation of parks and trails. So far, over 400 acres of new green space have been cleaned, conserved, and made accessible to the public, and an additional 14 miles of trails have been established.
We were honored to help this great cause!
Here's what we've been making, reading, and watching this month:
Easy Worship's Review of the BoxCaster Encoder
Ending Soon: Faithlife Streaming Service
BoxCast Church Stream Samples
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