Romans 8:28 - NIV
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
2020 was a bombshell to how we did Church. In 2021, what's the fallout?
When lockdowns began, the conversation around getting Church online was an urgent one. The questions were simple: Who? How? What? Where?
Who knows what to do? How do we do it? What do we need? Where do we post?
You'll notice I left out the 'Why?'. And why?
Because it was obvious.
Why try to connect online? Because we couldn't connect otherwise.
As the dust...
Well, technically... only 1.
Let’s ask a better question.
Now, that’s a better question, but one that will take more time to take apart.
Recently I asked how many Cameras different Churches used in their livestream. For context, the participants of the survey were primarily from American Churches and were engaged in worship technology Facebook groups.
Make your own conclusions, but it is interesting to see the landscape of Church live streams.
As someone who has worked as a professional...
Remember the beginning of lockdown? Covid restrictions forced Churches to adapt to the online world fast. So what's better than the best option? The most feasible option.
Pre-recorded services were a no-brainer.
Now that the dust has settled, what's really the best option? Let's explore both in full. It might surprise you which is better and easier longterm!
This video comes from our 'Church Livestream Level Up' Course. If you enjoy it and learn something new, click the button below to find out more!
When you first started streaming, quality might have looked like trying to get an image that wasn't flickering with acceptable audio.
Many video professionals and Youtube gurus are always pushing for 'cinematic visuals'. This group is wrapped up in a specific visual aesthetic.
The desire to improve seems natural. But why?
That's the question I'm passionate about. In fact, there's a whole section in the Church Livestream Level Up course about quality: what it looks like, why it matters, and why it's achievable at ANY level. This...
How do you define a hybrid service? Getting the answer to this question was vital to us when we created the Church Livestream Level Up course.
After interviewing over 200 Churches during and after COVID lockdowns, we found that creating a hybrid service wasn't just vital to serving the church during restrictions.
It's vital long-term. God has taken many Churches through a one-way door into the digital age.
"If there were church livestreams before COVID, why does it seem like a hybrid service is a new term?"
Check out my thoughts by clicking the video below. This...
I was inspired to write this blog post after reading latest yearly list of Church trends. In this post, I am going to reflect on a few of his trends while adding one of my own.
To state the obvious, COVID has made some changes to Church.
...I probably didn't need to reiterate that. HOWEVER, to add nuance, it seems that COVID hasn't created a paradigm shift... it has only accelerated the changes which have been bubbling over for years.
Cinema attendance was already declining... now megaplexes might be on their death bed as 4K TVs become...
Last week, Blackmagic Design announced a new product: The ATEM mini Extreme.
Does anyone else love how they name their products?
Many members of the Church Livestream Level Up course use the ATEM Mini Pro as the centre of their streaming kit. In fact, it's been my go-to recommendation for churches looking to upgrade their stream.
In this video, I break down the game-changing new features and share a nuanced view over whether this could be for you.
You might be especially interested if:
- you are thinking of...
It's one of those questions that is hard to answer, but once you find the solution you realise it was obvious.
Finding best practices don't happen overnight. It's a process of iteration. Trial and error can be time-consuming and costly. So why try to discover it on your own when you don't have to?
We believe best practice is found collectively. Our group is for the body of Christ to share its wisdom beyond individual church walls!
Have you heard of the new Facebook terms of service that came into effect on October 1st? Chances are you have, especially if your church livestreams its services. Some churches are fearing that the new updates will be the end of their Facebook livestream services.
"You may not use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience.
We want you to be able to enjoy videos posted by family and friends. However, if you use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience for yourself or for others, your videos will be blocked and your page, profile or group...
Last month Partners In Ministry & the Centre for Ministry Development partnered with me to help churches run a hybrid service. What is a hybrid service? It's when you are serving both an online and in-person congregation simultaneously. Easier said than done.
We ran a survey to find the exact needs of the church. And thanks to over 100 respondents, we found that churches had done an amazing job adapting so quickly during the global pandemic. But we also discovered specific opportunities and tension points in running a hybrid service.