We interviewed Paul Richards, the author of a new book called "Helping Your Church Live Stream." This book is a guide book about how to spread the message of God with live streaming. The guide covers church video production, digital donations, streaming video on social media, and more.
Thinking about live streaming your church services? Learn about how David Holder streams using only an Apple IPAD, internet service, tripod, and Facebook. Get his tips on getting started and more in this interview.
David can you introduce yourself and tell us what you do for your Church?
I am Rev. David Holder, but you can call me Dave. I am one of the associate ministers here at Second Baptist Church in Paterson NJ. I am currently serving as the facilitator of the pastoral advisory council, member of the church’s joint board and a member of the church CDC board and I am the leader of the Social Media ministry of the church.
Can you tell us a little bit about your Church and its history?
We had the opportunity to interview Doug Lawes from Keys Vineyard Community Church (Check out Their Website Here) about their live streaming system. They have been streaming their church services since 2009, and have watched as their following has grown as well as their streaming quality. After checking out a few of their videos, I'm not surprised at all that people like to tune in even when they can't make it to church as Doug puts on incredible concerts with different camera angles, great lighting, and a fun upbeat feel.
Video conferencing is mainly associated with corporate boardrooms and offices trying to boost productivity and is not often though of for house of worship. But as churches become more comfortable with technology, many are starting to see the advantages of using professional conferencing technology in their ministries. Churches all over the country are using live streaming services to extend their reach and create lasting content. This same type of video technology can be used to bring people closer together in an even more personal way with video conferencing.