Books, Videos, Articles and other Training Resources to help your Church thrive meeting online.
by Carl Barnhill and Steve Dirks
This guide will give you helpful tips and resources for how to set up your Livestream, how to record from home, ideas for your online Worship Experience flow, tips for your website, Kid’s Services, Online Giving and more.
So, there are two questions we are tackling when it comes to Church Online.
Through the videos and resources below, we will explore the answers to both of these questions. When it comes to gathering as a body of believers in a digital environment, the secret sauce is not what equipment set up your have or what web or social media platform you use. It’s about people. It’s about the lost coming to Jesus, it is about your members growing in their faith. So, whatever gear, software or platform you use, be authentic. Be you. Pastor your people first. We can help you with some of the technical aspects of gathering and growing your online presence, but the key is for you to make decisions based on your church and your culture.
We serve churches that the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed them into an Online Worship Experience where they haven’t had one before. You might be at a church like this. You might have very little online presence if any at all. You might not know where to start. You might not be a “techy” person. That’s okay.
Test everything you can. Test how your streaming provider interacts with Facebook or YouTube. Test how the stream goes to your website if you’re using something like Church Online Platform or FreeOnlineChurch.com. You can test your stream privately by sending it to a page or place that your congregation can’t see.
On your homepage, you should have a WATCH LIVE button that takes people over to a page where your Worship Experience Livestream lives. This is the place where you’re going to embed the Livestream of your service.
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