Phil Thompson and Steve Lacy, the executive director and founder of StreamingChurch.tv respectively, also host Church Solutions, a podcast that provides solutions to your church ministry and tech issues. Phil and Steve share their combined experience of over 50 years in ministry. Recently, they met with Altar Live CEO Stephanie Leathe, to discuss the logistics and benefits of using Altar Live for your next virtual church service. Here are some of the topics discussed.
What is Altar Live?
Altar Live is an online church platform designed for faith communities to stream and host interactive and engaging events and services. Our simple, intuitive platform gathers your people together online where they can worship together in watch parties, freely socialize at virtual tables together, and find private places to pray with each other.
“We are a browser-based video conference and live-stream platform- people like to say we are like if the Church Online Platform and Zoom had a baby!”
Why Should We Use Altar Live?
Church services today are mainly using Zoom for all their church live streaming needs. But this often leads to multiple Zoom accounts with so many links and destinations, attendees are bound to get confused and frustrated. Altar Live can easily replace a Zoom subscription. One Altar Live account becomes a one-stop destination for all your church’s video conference and live-stream needs. Instead of having multiple Zoom accounts you can have one Altar Live account to host simultaneous Sunday services, prayer meetings, bible studies, and more!
“Church was becoming a Netflix show more than an actual community experience together. And so we asked: Can we help bridge this gap?”
A big hurdle online church services face is becoming just another content creator. Churches want to go deep and engage with their community. But how can that be done virtually? This is where Altar Live comes into the picture. When people join a Sunday service on Altar Live, they are taken to an Altar Live auditorium and have the ability to join virtual watch parties by taking a seat in the rows below the livestream. People can talk, pray, and worship with each other without disturbing the service. People also have the ability to move to different rows and seats throughout the event. It provides so many opportunities to organically catch up with fellow church-goers.
“ This kind of interaction really brings back that organic feel as well as some of the agency for the attendees to choose who they sit with and who they talk to.”
Altar Live was designed specifically for churches with a mission to maintain the deep engagement that a live church service provides. Our platform specializes in making live stream church services interactive, engaging, and community-focused. Our features like Rooms, Tables, Auditoriums, and Meetings are designed to form connections. With Altar Live, online church services are more than just a screen. You are able to see people’s faces, worship and pray with fellow attendees, and meet people you wouldn’t normally encounter during an in-person service. Altar Live is bringing online engagement to a whole new level.
To learn more, check out the full episode below, or find Church Solutions wherever you find your podcasts!