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.