Improving Church Acoustics for Perfect Livestream Audio Quality

Getting perfect acoustics for livestreams can be a tough nut to crack for many churches. With those high ceilings, church spaces are often designed to amplify sound for in-person services, but that can spell trouble for digital broadcasts. You might be wrestling with echo, reverb, and uneven sound levels, which can make it hard for …

What’s the Best Church Microphone for Livestreaming Services?

Though video quality often takes center stage when evaluating a livestream, let’s not forget the importance of great audio. Clear, high-quality sound is crucial. Every word, song, and prayer needs to come through clearly, as this enables the congregation to fully participate, whether they’re there in person or watching from home. Investing in the best …

How to Use Your Church Livestream to Connect With Your Community

You want to use your church’s livestream to connect with new people in your community. That’s a great idea. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution. The best resource your church has is currently sitting in your pews. Lifeway found that teaching pastors spend 8-10 hours preparing weekly sermons. Sadly, all that research and prep time is …

What is Video Compression? Video Compressors Explained

A video compressor is a software that reduces video file sizes by eliminating some data. An uncompressed file can be hundreds of gigabytes in size, which would be prohibitively expensive to store or transfer. That’s why compressing video is crucial for over-the-top (OTT) streaming or delivering video content directly to viewers using the Internet. There …

Get Professional Church Livestreaming On a Budget

Over the last few years, livestreaming has become an essential tool for churches. It serves the dual purpose of connecting churches with their congregations and broadening their outreach beyond physical walls. Yet, the misconception that professional-quality church livestreaming necessitates a substantial budget often deters smaller churches from pursuing this option.  The encouraging news is that …

What Church Sound System Setup Is Best for Livestreaming

When you’re broadcasting Sunday services, having the right sound system setup is necessary for delivering clear, high-quality audio that brings your church service into the homes of your congregation. A well-designed church sound system has to do two things: However, choosing the right equipment and configuration can be daunting, given the myriad of options available. …

Why Church Sound Systems Are Different Than Other Systems

When it comes to church sound systems, it’s important to understand that they serve an entirely different use case than a sound system that might be used by a band or at a theater.  Church sound systems are generally fixed. The sound engineers and crew are often volunteers, which means simplicity in setup and operation …

Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started with Worship Livestreaming Software

Imagine reaching every member of your congregation anytime and anywhere. Whether you’re looking to reach out to those unable to attend your worship service in person or attempting to expand your outreach efforts to a broader audience, church livestreaming offers a practical way to bring your service to your church members and the community. The …

Equipping the Church Volunteer to Succeed in the Digital Age

My church ran a volunteer campaign back in the day: if you can click a mouse, you can serve on production. To prove my point, my mom volunteered in church production. I was just newly coming on staff as the production director, replacing the former business director/production director combo. Weird mix, right? Business and Production! …

Making the Case for Online Ministry: Convincing Your Senior Pastor

Much of the negativity surrounding online ministry has dissipated in this post-COVID church culture in which we operate. Once a cutting-edge concept among churches, Pushpay’s 2024 State of Church Tech Report revealed that 91% of churches are livestreaming, while 90% consider their ministry “hybrid” in nature. Unfortunately, the prevalence of livestreaming hasn’t brought that clarity …