The Best Podcasting Advice For Churches Pt. 1 (PCP037)

In this session of the Pro Church Podcast we discuss why your church might want to create a podcast, what gear you need, and podcasting best practices.

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December 2nd, 2014

Publishing your church’s audio podcast each week can be a complicated matter. In this session of the Pro Church Podcast we discuss why your church might want to create a podcast, what gear you need, and what type of content to cover in your podcast. Part 1 of 2.

What’s In This Session?

  • The best worship album of the year (2:40)
  • 3 reasons why your church might want to start a podcast (12:30)
  • The gear you need to record a podcast (19:22)
  • The software you need to record a podcast (24:33)
  • The name, description, and content of your podcast (29:56)
  • Tips for creating your podcast artwork (32:39)

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The sports & sitcoms wall at Pro Church Tools HQ
The sports & sitcoms wall at Pro Church Tools HQ
The Pro Church Podcast setup
The Pro Church Podcast setup
Old podcast artwork (left) vs. new podcast artwork (right)
Old podcast artwork (left) vs. new podcast artwork (right)

In Part One of Podcasting we talk about why to podcast, what gear to use, what content to include and why you need to be consistent. Yes, this podcast is all about podcasts.

3 Instant Takeaways

  • Why should your church podcast? To get your pastor’s messages online for those who may have missed them, want to listen to them again, or want to share them. To run a weekly church radio show apart from the service message. To conduct interviews and provide new voices to enhance your regular service message.
  • Commit to being consistent. If you start podcasting, choose a day and time and then stick with it. That builds an audience that can depend on your reliability. You may have to record your podcasts one week in advance so there is a backup episode in case you need it.
  • Give your podcast a unique name. It will be easier for your listeners to find you on Itunes if you have a unique name. Also, add a description and artwork to your podcast to create a unique brand.