Episode 408: Should a Livestream Service be a Separate Campus?

In Episode 408 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss what role online services should play in your multisite strategy.

“Should churches be treating their online livestreams and services as a separate campus in multisite or not?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The benefits of livestreaming and how to best use it
  • Who in your church can be responsible for your livestream

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “The biggest difference between back then and now is you were bringing them to your website, but increasingly there are more and more churches who are streaming it live on Facebook or YouTube.” – @danielsangi
  • “If you are doing an online service or livestream, are you doing it for those who can never come to the church or for those who are part of your church but can’t make it that morning?” – @danielsangi
  • “I would leverage the existing platforms where people are.” – @toddadkins
  • “An online service is best used to get people into your local church or to connect with people who are traveling.” – @toddadkins
  • “I wouldn’t treat livestream as a separate campus because I would want to leverage that to get people into a physical location.” – @danielsangi
  • “I would equip volunteers to man your livestream on Facebook and make sure there is a chat function and way to engage people.” – @danielsangi
  • “If you aren’t livestreaming your service, the threshold to getting it online is very low.” – @danielsangi
  • “Whatever your online experience is, don’t see it as a place where you want people to land and permanently be there.” – @danielsangi

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Published July 29, 2019

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