Streaming Video Do’s and Don’ts for Your Church

Streaming Video Do’s and Don’ts for Your Church

July 18, 2018 by

We’re talking digital church this month, and one of the standard ways churches are going online is with streaming video.

So whether your setup involves an iPhone and Facebook Live or some seriously cha-ching equipment and a paid streaming service, there are some best practices to consider when putting together an online church experience.

Here’s a checklist of the best live streaming advice we’ve come across:

  • Do have adequate bandwidth.
  • Do test your equipment.
  • Do equip your director.
  • Do have someone on your team monitor the stream.
  • Do keep troubleshooting checklists handy.
  • Do engage with your viewers.
  • Do turn off notifications.
  • Do be willing to experiment.
  • Don’t offer live streaming because you’re “supposed to.”
  • On the other hand, don’t be intimidated.
  • Don’t ignore copyright laws.
  • Don’t give up.

As your church dives into live streaming and figures out what to do and what not to do, remember that you’re not alone. There are other folks working in churches just like you, struggling with the same questions and technological hurdles.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions and share what you’ve learned. We’re all figuring this out together.

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Kevin D. Hendricks

When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998, runs the hyperlocal site West St. Paul Reader, and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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