Show notes and resources

  • OnlineChurchLeaders.com – Absolutely 100% free. Just amazing.
  • Nils Smith – Give this guy a shout out on Twitter. What a nice dude for putting the aforementioned free resource together for people like us.
  • 8 Reasons Why Your Church Shouldn’t Record Its Services – Session number 22 of the Pro Church Podcast where I outline exactly why your church SHOULDN’T record its services. If you didn’t get a chance to listen to it yet, give it a listen here.
  • Below is the video postcard I shot in NYC while travelling with my wife and some friends. Stay tuned for our big announcement at the end of the video!

3 Instant Takeaways

  1. Define your goal. If you feel you must record your church services to video-stream from your website or other platform, be absolutely sure why you are doing it and what you want to accomplish. Do you want to drive traffic to your website? Do you want to reach shutins and travelers? After that, measure your results to see if you’ve actually met your goal.
  2. Consider not recording the ENTIRE service. It’s easy to push play at the beginning and leave it on, but maybe you need to only record the pastor’s message, or only highlights from the pastor’s message. Maybe you can add a bumper to that message which promos your church and is targeted specifically to online listeners.
  3. Bad video is worse than no video. If you’re going to do it, then do it right. Buy good cameras, use multiple angles, get a switcher, recruit volunteers to man the cameras, and invest in post-production software. It can’t be overemphasized: bad video quality is going to do NOTHING to enhance your church’s effectiveness or reach.

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