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Altar Live is a digital church platform that enables personal touch, ongoing engagement, and follow-up. Here's how it's transformed online church services:
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.
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.
We get creative with our online church for Christmas, Easter and other holidays but how about those other 360ish days of the year? How can we serve our online communities year-round? Creating space for community building is what Altar Live does best, so why not gather your people together for something that’s a little bit outside the ministry box?
Even if you’ve successfully presented the idea of starting a digital ministry, the next step is implementing and getting everyone on board with the idea. When Shepherd Church of the Nazarene decided to switch to Altar Live, they knew they needed to get creative to get their team and congregation on board.
If you’re launching any kind of community, in-person or online, building a strong, reliable, and well-equipped team is absolutely essential. It may sound cheesy, but teamwork makes the dream work! Read to learn more about David Allen's team-building methods.
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.
It’s no secret that church culture has drastically changed in the last two years. From what started out as a novelty, online services, gatherings, and meetings have become a necessity in the church world and beyond. Now, in 2022, virtual services and other forms of online communities like small groups are the new normal.
An online church platform like Altar Live is the way of the future. But is it possible to take your church entirely online successfully? Recently, we talked to Sam Taylor, the pastor of Crossway’s South East campus to discuss and celebrate their Altar Live journey and how they have maximized the platform to enhance their church community.
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.
Church Online resources are an essential part of hosting a successful online church service.
Online church is a new way to bring the congregation together. 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.
FaithTech, a global tech community for Christ, gathered 70+ people in Altar Live for an evening of thought provoking discussion.
Digital church is a new way to form community online. 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.
Digital church is the new way to form community. However, it brings up the question: How can technology bring intimacy and relationship to an online event such as a memorial service?
An Online church service is a way to minister to people in a new and intuitive way. 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?
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.
Online church is a church service that people can attend virtually. 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."
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.
A church conference is a perfect event to hold on Altar Live. Do you have a 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.
Church online is best held on Altar Live. 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.
Text-based chat prayer is still prayer. Is there a deeper, more meaningful way to connect in prayer online?
Churches are taking new shapes, sizes and formats to reach previously disenfranchised people.
Everything in your kitchen or living room comes to church with you when you join a videoconference. That changes a lot of things.
Introverts prefer to think before they speak; and prefer written communication over face-to-face. The shutdown has given them a rare space to make their voice heard.
In just four weeks of an online Alpha course, relationships had rapidly developed, trust was formed, and questions were flying. It seems that everything in Covid-time gets accelerated.
This is an awesome time in the history of the Church to open our eyes and take a look at what’s right in front of us. I am in no way diminishing the severity of the situation that many of our churches are in.
"AltarLive is an easy win for lots of churches who don’t have high technical expertise. So if you’ve had a look at things like OBS, and think ‘oh my goodness this is really hard work and difficult to get your head around,’ there are alternatives out there. This is one of them.”
"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.
Colette's light has shone more brightly in her community during the coronavirus shutdown.
“I no longer feel like a second-class citizen at church.”
Charlotte and Nigel performing pre-recorded lectionary readings from her living room.
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.