Few technological advances have made as much of an impact on the way we communicate and worship as live streaming services have. Today, we’re going to talk about why streaming technology has had a massive impact on churches and other faith-based communities, how this type of tech can help your community, and how you can get started with KGM Network today. Let’s get started.

The Rise of Live Streaming Technology for Churches and Other Faith-Based Communities

The COVID-19 pandemic certainly accelerated the speed with which faith-based communities began engaging with streaming technologies; however, this wasn’t a new concept by any stretch of the imagination. Services like Twitch and others have already proven that live streaming could be a great way to connect with audiences. When applied to faith-based communities, the reach is outstanding and alluring.

How Can Live Streaming Transform Worship & Sermons?

One of the ways we can leverage streaming technology is by broadcasting worship sets and entire church services. Now that this technology is available (and far more affordable than it was 5-10 years ago), church-goers are no longer confined to visiting churches within their local area. The internet holds many challenges, but there are places where you can find wholesome content and become a virtual church member of a congregation halfway across the country. This alone is mind-blowing and amazing!

Expansion & Freedom

This ease of access has led to expansion for some faith communities, but it’s also given churchgoers the option to stay at home while staying connected with their community. This flexibility can be more appealing to some people, especially those who are immunocompromised, elderly, or struggle with social anxiety. Having a way for everyone to engage with faith-based communities is incredibly important.

Technical Challenges & Other Considerations

One of the biggest barriers to entry into this type of service is the need for technology and equipment. While pricing for technology has gotten better, inflation has made it more difficult to pay for setup and other services.

Not only that, live streaming can lead to a feeling of disconnect between the congregation and its leaders. It all depends on the type of people you’re engaging with. Sometimes, a hybrid model can work well; just like with the rising incidence of hybrid work models, this can be a good solution for congregations wishing to stay in touch.

Future Outlook of Live Streaming for Churches

Despite these challenges, we expect interest in live streaming worship content will continue to increase — not decline.

Wondering how you can get live streaming set up for your church? Contact us today to learn more and get a quote. We’ll help you set everything up… from the equipment to the wiring. Plus, you can send your content directly to KGM Network for global reach!

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