How to do church live streaming in 2021 and beyond
Many churches have run their online services like live streams or social media pages themselves but most churches don’t have much money to dedicate to an outsourced media company or hire a group of professionals to run this aspect of their ministry for them. This is how to build a solid internal media and communications team for your church online.
One of the most frequently asked questions people in church technology get is “How do I know when it’s time to switch to a new technology platform?”What some people don’t realize is that choosing a technology for your church is towards the end of the process. It may be that the problem you’re trying to solve can’t actually be fixed by new software.
When most online churches took the scene, it was out of necessity or an option. Now, the online church is becoming a new form of community expression. It’s not just an option anymore, it’s a new way to start a community.
We often talk to churches that use Altar Live to learn about how they increase their engagement and invest in their online community.This week we had the chance to interview La-Neka Brown, Tech Lead for The Mount’s online campus.
There are many advantages to joining a virtual church service or even a small online prayer group, and increasingly we are seeing the public turning to these options beyond Sunday services. This is what the community has found in online church.
Finding one all-encompassing platform with the above in mind can be challenging for churches just starting their online transition. It’s important for the church to be able to use and integrate their live streaming platform into their daily operations, while also keeping it simple enough for their whole congregation to use every week.
This Easter season, why not take this opportunity to offer your community a new way to engage with your church online? Whether it be a virtual station of the cross or a Good Friday service, Altar Live is the perfect place to keep your congregation engaged, connected, and active. Check out our free downloadable Altar Live Easter guide
When meeting with pastors and church leaders, the question we hear the most is: “We really love Altar Live, but what does it take to launch an online campus?” Building any community can be daunting especially if there aren’t any set guidelines to follow.
Arguably one of the greatest benefits of attending church is the fellowship you feel with the people around you. It’s that sense of togetherness that you get from being supported by your faith community, an important part of feeling connected and accepted in a world where we’ve been increasingly isolated from each other.
This is the question that has sparked conversation and debate throughout the church world. While this is not a new topic of discussion, the internet is abuzz with discourse. In 2020, online church went from being a novelty to a necessity. Digital services were no longer merely an option, they were the answer.
As we move forward in 2022, it is time to start rethinking engagement. But what does engagement look like? What does it actually mean? This year, we can start thinking about church engagement in a whole new way.
With Altar Live, you won’t have to deal with the struggle of Zoom breakout rooms. With a church platform like Altar Live, anyone can easily create an engaging online church service that has the ability to bring people together regardless of location.
Church livestream setup doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can be an incredibly easy process if you use Altar Live.
To do live church, you need a few easy essentials. According to recent statistics, 40% of Americans attend church every Sunday. In person or virtually, people gather every Sunday to worship, pray, and form connections with other church goers. For some, going to church is a foreign concept, and some may not understand the flow of a usual church service.
You should use Altar Live for your Church Live Stream because the possibilities are endless.
Online church is a new and intuitive way to widen the church community. A framework to help churches identify where digital church fits with respect to their traditional church. An exercise to help question and define the assumptions about where a church is, and where it would like to go.
A Interactive church service is essential when hosting virtual church services.
A church streaming service is a live church service that people can watch online. Here are a few of the many reasons why having a church streaming service is a great addition to your church schedule.
Online giving is the ability to donate and tithe to your church virtually through your computer or mobile device. Here is a step-by-step guide to setting up giving for your online church service
an Online church service is An online church service is a way to bring people together in community, but without leaving the comfort of your own home. Here are a few reasons why having an online church service is beneficial.
An online church is a way to bring people together in community, but without leaving the comfort of your own home. With an online church service, it is possible for prospective congregants and members to observe the service and see if the church is right for them. Here is a step-by-step guide to creating a successful online church service
An online church service makes it possible for people to attend church regardless of their location. Here's breakdown of the top five benefits of having an online church service.
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.
An Online Church service is a service held completely online. A summary of streaming solutions, including how broadly they distribute their feed, tools for interaction and engagement, church-specific features, engagement analytics, and cost.
This week we released even more updates to events on mobile browsers! Plus, we have some important updates to your event links.
Today, we’re making it possible to join events on mobile browsers, an important step in making Altar events easy and seamless to join
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!
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!
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.
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.