5 Tips on Engaging Your Church’s Video-Streaming Audience
Ways to make those watching from home know you're thinking about them.
5 Tips on Engaging Your Church’s Video-Streaming Audience

Every week during our service, I do these five steps to bring those watching on a video stream into the worship service and encourage them to become “worshipers”:

1. During announcements, I acknowledge them and welcome them, just like I do the people “sitting in the pews.”

2. During our “joys and concerns” time, I encourage those at home to fill out the online form (right next to the streaming video) and submit their joys and concerns. I then share those joys/concerns right then, live, with the rest of the congregation and we celebrate/pray for them together.

3. During the “meet and greet” time, I move close to the camera and speak right to those watching and let them know we are glad they are with us.

4. We have copies of each of our worship bulletins available to them online.

5. We have added a “donate” button next to the stream to assist and encourage them with their giving.

Mark Maddox is a pastor who previously owned (and eventually sold) a successful website business. This post is adapted from “Technology – 2 of 3 – Video Streaming on a Shoestring” and first appeared on Maddox’s blog, PastorMarksBlog.com. Used with permission.

If your church website allows online giving, see "Keeping Your Church's Electronic Giving Safe" by Dan Busby, Church Finance Today.

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