Streaming your services is so much easier than you think.
Gone are the days when churches needed a large tech team or an even bigger budget to broadcast their messages online. “So if streaming is so easy,” you might be thinking, “then what exactly does my church need to start?”
Getting right into it, I’ll answer that question below in just three simple steps.
How to Live Stream Your Church Service
Step One: Free Hardware
We use computers for so many things in our lives, but when it comes to live video streaming, computers don’t really do that great of a job. For this reason, we’ve decided to replace the computer streaming model with our own custom-built live video streaming hardware. Oh, and before we get too far it’s worth mentioning that every Sharefaith church gets this hardware for free, though it retails at $499 per unit.
Our hardware is essentially plug and play, which means that it’s button free and allows you to simply connect your production and go. Audio and Video can input through either HDMI or RCA Composite, both wifi and ethernet internet connections work, and the unit comes with a power cable.
Step Two: Five Minutes
The average church using Sharefaith Streaming spends about 5 minutes per week managing their stream. Scheduling events through the online dashboard only takes a minute or two and using post-production and analytics features after events are over usually take even less time. When you first begin streaming, our support team will hop on a quick call to integrate your Facebook account (as well as other simulcasting options) and get you trained, as well. Overall, there isn’t a streaming platform out there that requires less weekly work than ours.
Step Three: A Comfy Chair
Since Sharefaith Streaming is automated, it’s pretty much volunteer free. That means, when Sunday morning rolls around, our hardware will turn on by itself, stream your service to all of your simulcast platforms by itself, and then post your archives automatically, as well. For this reason, it’s usually a good idea to settle into a comfortable chair so that you can sit back and relax while your broadcast does all the work for you.
To Learn More
If you’re interested in learning more about Sharefaith streaming, click here to schedule a free consultation with Brett Bzdafka, ShareFaith’s Streaming expert.
And as always, happy streaming!