Fast, Cheap Ways to Start Live Streaming Your Church Service

If your church is scrambling to set up live streaming because you’re not holding your usual Sunday services, here is the good news: Through videos, blog posts and offers of one-on-one help, people who have experience in live streaming church services offer pointers for getting started with live streaming.

Steve Fogg, who set up digital outreach for his church in Australia in 2015, offers information about free and quick solutions in his blog post, How to Launch Your Church Online Quickly.

Rev. Dieter Randolph, founder and leader of Water and Stone Church, has offered access to his team of church streaming experts to provide support for churches just getting started.

The United Methodist Church has put together Taking your worship online: A guide for beginners and everyone else; the guide includes information about copyright issues as well as practical steps you can take to get started quickly.

Important note in this guide: “Livestreaming your services — even during emergencies — must adhere to copyright protection law. An additional license for streaming is required from CCLI or OneLicense. During the COVID-19 emergency, OneLicense is offering their basic and streaming package for free through April 15, 2020.”

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