If you’ve been wanting to broadcast your sermons on YouTube, here’s how to get started. If you have a digital video recorder, you’re just a few steps away from uploading videos. Here’s how to start a church YouTube channel.

Start your Channel.

  1. Go to YouTube.com. In the upper right corner, click “Create Account.” This will get you started. The following page will allow you to enter your information.
  2. Fill out the information. For “Username,” you may want to enter the name of your church.
  3. If you already have a Gmail account, you can simply log in to an existing account. If you would like to create a new account, exclusive to your YouTube channel, you may do so. Otherwise, linking your existing Gmail address to your YouTube channel will make things simpler for logging in, etc.

You’re registered! That’s it. Now, you can get started by uploading vidoes, customizing your YouTube page, or making some preference changes.

Customize your channel page.

  1. Once you’ve created your account, you will be able to access a link that says, “Customize your channel page.” Click. The following page will give you an overview of your account. Here, you will be able to see how many people are viewing your channel, see who is subscribing, and get a view of your YouTube friends.
  2. From the top menu, you will be able to make changes to your YouTube account. Click on “settings,” and make sure your channel is visible.
  3. Click “Themes and Colors” to change the color and look of your YouTube channel. If you’re in a creative mood, you can even create your own customized look.
  4. You may wish to check out the other tabs, including “modules,” and “videos and playlists.” These provide futher customization to make your YouTube channel and settings exactly how you want it.

Upload videos.

  1. From the top menu of the YouTube page, you will be able to access the link to upload videos. Click “Upload.”
  2. In the page that follows, click “Upload video.”
  3. If you have any videos on your computer, you will be able to upload them. Simply locate the file from the search menu that opens. Depending on your Internet speed, you may have to wait a while for your video to upload.
  4. If you have a church Facebook, Twitter, Reader, or Orkut accounts, you can auto-post your uploaded video to these accounts.

For further help on media, consider a membership with Sharefaith, where you can have unlimited access to a vast library of more than 34,000 media options, including videos, sermon Powerpoints, and bulletin covers. Click here to get started.

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About The Author

Daniel Threlfall has been writing church ministry articles for more than 10 years. With his background and training (M.A., M.Div.), Daniel is passionate about inspiring pastors and volunteers in their service to the King. Daniel is devoted to his family, nerdy about SEO, and drinks coffee with no cream or sugar. Learn more about Daniel at his blog and twitter.

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