How’s it going for your church?
Even before shutdown orders started coming in response to the Coronavirus, many churches were live streaming church services. It’s a good way to reach out to people that aren’t able to attend due to distance, illness or many other reasons.
But now, most churches have no choice. They either have to implement some sort of live streaming or have to stop having services altogether. That means churches that haven’t done live streaming have had to figure things out fast.
Please share what you’ve learned!
On the bright side, when more people engage in a complex thing that can be done a lot of different ways, it tends to improve the collective wisdom around that thing. People find and share new and improved ways of doing things.
At Icon, we’re committed to helping our clients and their churches through the COVID-19 pandemic through whatever means and resources are possible. We’d like to share some resources with you about live streaming that seemed especially interesting.
But we also wanted to hear from you. So please comment about how remote churching is working for you. What’s working? What isn’t? What challenges have you encountered, and what solutions have you found? Please share! And maybe we can grow some collective wisdom right here.
Some helpful resources
Here are some articles we thought looked especially promising:
- Dan Petrik had a great post laying out the basics of how services can be live streamed with this live streaming article.
- Jeff Geerling gets deeper into the hardware, lighting and sound quality aspects with his post on livestreaming.
- Concerned about the legal implications of getting people together to set up and execute a live stream? Read Ed Stetzer’s article on the importance and legal aspects of live streaming church services.
We’ll also be updating our post on COVID-19 resources for churches, so visit there any time.