Altar Live has gone global! Recently, we were featured by the Western Advocate of Bathurst New South Wales, Australia. In their article, Western Advocate interviewed C3 Church Bathurst’s pastor, Jeff Lloyd to talk about enhancing their community engagement by bringing Altar Live into their church. Here is a portion of the article:
“While churches are able to re-open thanks to eased COVID-19 pandemic, that doesn't mean all churches in Bathurst will do so.
C3 Church Bathurst has opted to keep its doors closed to face-to-face services this coming Sunday, with Pastor Jeff Lloyd citing Sunday, October 31, as the preferred return date.
For now, the church community will be meeting together online using a program called Altar Live, accessible through C3's website.
Altar Live is an online church platform designed for church communities to stream and host interactive and engaging events and services.
People can sing together in watch parties, socialize at virtual tables and find places to pray with each other.
Pastor Lloyd said it's a great way for people to stay in contact, whether people are at a service in-person or at home.
'We service a lot of people in the community and a lot of people find it hard to get there every week, whether they're sick or hesitant being in crowds,' he said.
'We've built a lot of gear into our church with camera, sound gear. It's pretty fun but we've built in a system where people can attend a service online, chat to others, all live, whether in the building or at home.'
C3 trialed the program throughout September, while also running a livestream YouTube service.
But this Sunday at 9.30am, the service will be completely through Altar Live, with no YouTube service.”
Dedicated to fostering community and engagement, Altar Live was created for times like this. Our platform specializes in making live stream church services interactive, engaging, and community-focused. 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.
Read the full article here to learn more about C3 Church Bathurst's Altar Live experience.