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I have to admit, I’m a LifeChurch.tv junkie. I’m costantly blown away be the resources they put out there for FREE! I’ve used their Youth Ministry videos, small group materials, and daily use the YouVersion iPhone App. I just heard about a new set of resources they are putting out on VideoTeaching.com. This is simply a website with downloadable video messages from some of the best communicators of the gospel from around the world! Can you imagine needing to be out one Sunday or having lost your voice and your fill-in for the day is Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, or Mark Driscoll? Pretty good back up plan… and it’s FREE! Actually, I wouldn’t consider this a back up plan, but I would filter through these messages and find some opportunities for your congregation to experience the teachings of some of these great pastors on a regular basis. I look forward to seeing what pastors/speakers are added to this list in the future and how this FREE resource like so many others that LifeChurch.tv has put out will impact our world in powerful ways with the message of Jesus Christ!
My dad just sent me a link to the Flannel site which looks to be launching a new series of films with Francis Chan. If you know me well, you know the level of my man crush on Rob Bell due to the Nooma videos (and Velvet Elvis). I’ve recently developed a similar crush on Francis Chan following his book Crazy Love. I love to hear that the same folks that worked with Rob Bell are now partnering with Francis Chan to launch a new series. I can’t wait for this to come out, I’ll be the first in line to buy this new video series! Any other Francis Chan fans out there?
* Below is a picture that David and I took with Francis Chan at the Conclave Conference
About 2 years ago, I got an email from Justin Graves that I could watch one of his concerts in Arkansas that would be broadcast live on the internet so I tuned in. While watching I saw the website, Mogulus.com (which is now Livestream.com), listed as the website it was being broadcast through. I checked it out and realized that I could also broadcast anything I wanted and it was FREE! Less than a week later we began broadcasting our Segue Monday night services live! I’ve often tuned into LifeChurch.tv’s online worship services, but never thought this was a realistic possibility for our ministry. We’ve never paid a penny and by simply hooking up a video camera to my laptop we broadcast ever Monday for the world to see. We have had viewers from Brazil, Japan, Germany, Kentucky, New York, and even some in San Antonio with as many as 300 on some weeks. Since experimenting with this technology, I have become more and more fascinated by the possibilities when it comes to maximizing these resources in furthering the gospel.
A few months ago, I ran across a website: StreamingChurch.tv. This service seems to be the ideal platform for any church to begin broadcasting their services online with a platform very similar to LifeChurch.tv. Whether you have 1 camera on a tripod or a multi camera switcher, this platform seems to be extremely easy to use for both the church broadcasting and the watching viewer. While this isn’t cheap ($99/month + $2.25/gig), it’s extremely affordable in comparison to other similar options. The estimated cost/service is $15/service, that’s not bad at all when you look at all that covers.
I would love to hear from anyone who is actually using StreamingChurch.tv to hear what you think. I also encourage you to check out Livestream.com and Ustream.com as FREE options to begin experimenting with this technology.