Altar Live is an interactive live stream and video conference platform designed for church. Includes all features from Church Online platform but with live engagement.
Kenny Jahng of Church Communications joins Altar Live CEO Stephanie Leathe to explore practical ways to make online church even better than in-person church.
July will be welcoming all kinds of new releases! Since June, we have been working on your requests. You will soon be able to see the many improvements we made to make your experience efficient and effective.
Community Landing Pages are out of beta with new improvements!! You can now customize your community landing page to fit your desired look by choosing the light or dark mode. We also improved the landing page proportions and added badges to featured events. You can also see updated events in real time.
Some people can't make it to church Sunday morning. Instead of watching on-demand in isolation, they join their church's scheduled event on Monday -- a recording of the Sunday service together in the community of their neighbors who also missed it. There are some special after-the-service features too.
How can technology bring intimacy and relationship to an online event such as a memorial service?
If your church were planning a sunrise service, you would tailor the event accordingly. Why would you not do the same for online, which has its own unique opportunities and constraints?
Introducing the new Community Landing Pages! You can now connect Altar Live seamlessly to your website with a fully customizable event landing page. Use your own logo, color and even custom URL! Start beta testing today.
Online Pastors miss the in-person experience of walking around and greeting people they know, newcomers, and those who look in need of a comforting word.
Rob Perry, Online Pastor for Lifepointe Church, shares a vision for digital church beyond Sunday morning services. It became clear quickly that people were consuming, but not necessarily engaging.
"There’s a lot of digital tools on the tool belt. But I gotta tell you, one of my favorite right now is a software called Altar Live."
Chat just got a whole lot better! This week you will see chat notifications when someone sends a new message, the ability to turn off/on your chat notification settings, and more moderation tools for Hosts to manage the General Chat channel. Plus, so much more!
May is going to be a big month of releases! Since our exit from beta in April, we are excited to be focusing on some long-requested features. Here's what we're shipping this month...
This week is a big release! You can now upload pre-recorded videos directly to Altar Live. Once you upload a video file, the system will upload and then transcode the video to optimize your video for attendees on mobile devices and slow internet connections.
Elim Church took the bold step to turn off one of its Sunday livestreams to help create critical mass for engagement in Altar Live.
Presbyterian pastors from around the U.S. gathered to get a first look at Altar Live as it went into beta.
The interaction that people generally experienced in pre-Covid days was with each other, not with the people up front. That is the interactivity that is sorely missed online.
We believe in hospitality, which is why this week we've improved the automated greeter message flow so your online host team's message inbox is more streamlined. You'll also notice lots of small, but delightful improvements across the platform.
You've got an online church conference coming up with more than a couple dozen attendees? Zoom-fatigue setting in? This church wanted something new and exciting. Here's how they did it.
This week, we're also simplifying the new community creation process, an important step in making the creation of an online community easy and seamless.
This week we released even more updates to events on mobile browsers! Plus, we have some important updates to your event links.
A Sunday livestream with lackluster chat interactions was the 2020 model for engagement. Here are the emerging requirements for meaningful online interactions.
Pastor Aaron Winter of Hearts of Fire International does the teaching -- and trusts the discipling, encouragement and prayer to peer groups.
Today, we’re making it possible to join events on mobile browsers, an important step in making Altar events easy and seamless to join - no matter what device you're on! Plus, we now support HLS (.mp3u8) links from DaCast, ChurchStreaming.TV, and more!
Text-based chat prayer is still prayer. Is there a deeper, more meaningful way to connect in prayer online?
Today we’re releasing our biggest update since entering beta last December. We’re confident this update will make your experience of Altar Live delightful and marked by hospitable, virtual conversations.
After 5 months in beta, we're excited to share that Altar Live is now fully released. After months of hard work behind the scenes, we're thrilled to introduce you to our new design.
I missed church this Sunday. Can I still gather with people and worship, or do I have to do that alone now?
Spring is here and so are the long-awaited mobile apps! Online engagement should be delightful, that’s why we’ve designed frictionless and intuitive apps so your community can join your events on any device. Head to the Google Play Store and Apple App Store today to try them out for yourself.
This week we’re introducing a few big updates to our iOS and Android apps, which are currently in beta. (Want access? Send us a message and we'll send instructions.) We’re also making it easier to connect pre-recorded video to ensure synchronization.
With Altar Live, setting up and running events should be simple and straightforward, and editing should always be effortless. This week, we're introducing more improvements to recurring events, and much more!
Each week, we aim to make Altar more intuitive, more stable, and more delightful. With this week's update, we did a lot of work behind the scenes. On your end, you will see improvements!
It's finally here: recurring events and static URLs! If you want to use the same URL for a certain type of event (i.e. weekly Sunday service, morning Bible study, etc), you will want to create a recurring event series. Plus, we've also changed the links on events so they are shareable on Facebook. Keep reading for more long-awaited updates!
Everything in your kitchen or living room comes to church with you when you join a videoconference. That changes a lot of things.
This was a big week for optimization across the Altar Live platform. We worked on reducing data consumption needs, server distribution, and client processing power. In everyday English, this means you will see more stability in both chat and video conferencing. Read on for more specifics on what we did to the backend!
Some weeks we don't have as many updates to share because we are busy working on our next big releases behind the scenes. While this is a lighter week of updates, we did make some improvements to the flow of events in Altar Live.
We are excited to announce that today we released some significant updates in Altar Live.
After months of hard work behind the scenes, we're thrilled to introduce you to our new design and new sign in flow.
You asked, and we heard you: deleting events is now available!
You now have a way to communicate to everyone on the event in one general chat channel.
Using an external camera or mic? No problemo - you can now easily change your audio and video input.
This week there’s even more to love about the lobby. Tables can now be named!
In our last update of 2020, we come bearing gifts!
Altar Live does everything Church Online does, and more. Combines the broadcast reach of church live streaming with personal intimacy of face-to-face videoconferencing.
Complement your Facebook Live reach with a platform that allows people to go deeper. Use Facebook like your front door, and Altar Live like your living room.
Zoom was designed for business meetings, not Sunday church gatherings. Here are the top issues we have heard, and how we have designed Altar to overcome them.
Brightscout completed a full case study of the design of the altarlive.com website.
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"What dignity you communicate to your congregation, what biblical convictions you demonstrate by going to great lengths to make their presence known!" AltarLive is aiming to do just that.
How Online Church+Covid Powers Your Small Groups | Twelve:Thirty Media
At my church, something new has been happening now that we’ve spent a few months doing Sunday service online. There’s a lot of amen!-ing going on. Speaking up during service helps others dig deeper.
For now, online church is the new norm, but eventually people will start meeting together again. Will churches stop offering an online option to participate? Just like church websites, the option to participate in church virtually is about to become a standard.