church online - how it works:
Hello Church Family!
Each Sunday, great things happen through the efforts of a number of people. Across the globe, people sought, heard about, and found our amazing Lord!
Here in the U.S., tens of thousands of churches for the first time began to stream their services online in March because of CDC and government guidelines due to the Coronavirus. I am thankful we already had 4 years of experience streaming our services live.
However, for the very first time, we pre-recorded various segments of our service, stitched them together, and broadcast at 9:00 AM and 10:45 AM. Also for the very first time, we had an online Community Kids segment from 10:15-10:45. Our viewers included local people, people in Kansas, Philippines, Bangladesh, and Laos.
How Does Online Streaming Happen?
Normally a number of people prepare and share at each service. This includes a worship team, communion team, offering team, announcement team, and a preacher. Then a team of four people who capture our live service by two video cameras, the outputs from the soundboard, and graphics from a computer. This is all compiled through a video switcher.
However, last Sunday was different. Noone was on campus Sunday. Instead, a number of people recorded on Saturday various aspects of what we normally experience on Sunday morning. Then Pastor Tyler Rudek put all the pieces together into one video file and uploaded it to the stream service provider we use called Boxcast. Many thanks to everyone involved. This off-site way of producing our Sunday service will continue until we are released to gather again at the church.
Boxcast is the company we send our stream to for distribution. From there the stream is sent to our Website and various other platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and now a new service we just started Church Online Platform.
We have also added a new service through the "Online Church Platform". We man this platform and Facebook Live with a live Host and Prayer Team. The Online Church Platform adds Bible, Notes, Giving, Chat, etc.
Below are a couple of graphics that might help explain what happens.
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