Fri 14 Dec 2018

  Do You Know the Ten Tips for Streaming?

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10 HELPFUL ONLINE CAMPUS TIPS AND MORE
Brian Vasil – Potential Church in FL - An online campus is a community of people who are learning about, connecting with, and growing closer to God in a virtual environment. The goals of an online campus are similar to that of its brick-and-mortar counterpart, that is, to use whatever tools available to help people enter into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, equip them to serve their communities, and go into the world (both physically and online) to share the Gospel.

  • Online campuses are more than just watching a live-streaming video of a church service.  
  • People login to their computers or smartphones, engage in worship and watch the sermon,
  • interact with others, pray together, respond to invitations, and challenges, give tithes and
  • Offerings, and are cared for by an internet campus pastor–all in real time.
  • Some online churches even administer communion and perform baptisms.
  • These churches are not restricted by walls and can reach literally every inch of the globe.

Here are four features of an online campus:
1 – An introduction to your church. Your website is the front door to your church. A live online worship service allows people seeking a church home to experience whether your church is a place to visit in-person.
2 – An outreach of your church.  People are coming to faith through online worship services in the same way millions did through watching evangelist Billy Graham in the privacy of their homes. For many people seeking God and faith, attending a church is too threatening. Visiting church online can be a safe first step towards coming to your church.
3 – A lifeline for your church family. Sports tournaments, sick kids, vacations, business trips, and other reasons can interfere with regular church attendance. Church families can stay connected and in community spiritually, emotionally and financially through an online campus. I am grateful that my son was able to stay connected online with his home church while deployed in Afghanistan.
4 – A church multiplication strategy for your church. Thousands of people are logging on to internet campuses from around the world, but also from your local region. Your online campus congregation can reveal where to launch a multisite campus or a church plant.
The online church campus was a natural extension of the multisite model that is now gaining momentum. Like many recent innovations in the church, megachurches led the way with this idea, but it’s no longer just a megachurch phenomenon. Any tech-savvy, outreach-oriented church regardless of size can, will, and are planning to reach into cyberspace.
Streaming video  is a great way to expand your reach–without expanding your physical space.

Below are ten helpful online campus tips as you prepare to expand your campus virtually:
TIP #1
An online campus is another “neighborhood” full of people far from God and not limited by geography or the size of a building.
TIP #2
Online campuses won’t be seen as a “real” campus unless you see online relationships as legitimate.
TIP #3
Successful online campuses have a heart, so appoint a dedicated online campus pastor to provide care for those online.
TIP #4
Determine the goal and priorities of your online campus. Is it outreach? Member care? Church marketing?
TIP #5
Go to school on other churches doing online campuses well. Most will be glad to share what they have learned.
TIP #6
Smart churches make it easy to give digitally online.
TIP #7
Create a digital community with your online campus by integrating social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
TIP #8
Decide ahead of time how your online campus will handle communion and baptism (it will come up).
TIP #9
Online campuses cost less than a building but more than you think, so budget for a small staff, quality equipment, streaming fees, etc.
TIP #10
An online campus is a worldwide campus, so be sensitive to world events, holidays, and America-centric attitudes. Be as inclusive as possible.

Have anything to add? Let us here from you, support@StreamingChurch.tv

 
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Webcaster X2 provides a simple and reliable live streaming experience with StreamingChurch.tv

Not a live streaming expert? No problem. Webcaster X2 is designed to be simple to use for users of all technical levels.


Learn More Here or talk with the streaming specialists at StreamingChurch.tv
 
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Fri 14 Dec 2018

  Do You Know the Ten Tips for Streaming?

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Serving Churches since 2001
We provide streaming video, mobile apps and website/church management tools! 
 
 

 Listen in iTunes or your favorite podcast provider or click image or listen on YouTube.    

 

 

10 HELPFUL ONLINE CAMPUS TIPS AND MORE
Brian Vasil – Potential Church in FL - An online campus is a community of people who are learning about, connecting with, and growing closer to God in a virtual environment. The goals of an online campus are similar to that of its brick-and-mortar counterpart, that is, to use whatever tools available to help people enter into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, equip them to serve their communities, and go into the world (both physically and online) to share the Gospel.
  • Online campuses are more than just watching a live-streaming video of a church service.  
  • People login to their computers or smartphones, engage in worship and watch the sermon,
  • interact with others, pray together, respond to invitations, and challenges, give tithes and
  • Offerings, and are cared for by an internet campus pastor–all in real time.
  • Some online churches even administer communion and perform baptisms.
  • These churches are not restricted by walls and can reach literally every inch of the globe.

Here are four features of an online campus:
1 – An introduction to your church. Your website is the front door to your church. A live online worship service allows people seeking a church home to experience whether your church is a place to visit in-person.
2 – An outreach of your church.  People are coming to faith through online worship services in the same way millions did through watching evangelist Billy Graham in the privacy of their homes. For many people seeking God and faith, attending a church is too threatening. Visiting church online can be a safe first step towards coming to your church.
3 – A lifeline for your church family. Sports tournaments, sick kids, vacations, business trips, and other reasons can interfere with regular church attendance. Church families can stay connected and in community spiritually, emotionally and financially through an online campus. I am grateful that my son was able to stay connected online with his home church while deployed in Afghanistan.
4 – A church multiplication strategy for your church. Thousands of people are logging on to internet campuses from around the world, but also from your local region. Your online campus congregation can reveal where to launch a multisite campus or a church plant.
The online church campus was a natural extension of the multisite model that is now gaining momentum. Like many recent innovations in the church, megachurches led the way with this idea, but it’s no longer just a megachurch phenomenon. Any tech-savvy, outreach-oriented church regardless of size can, will, and are planning to reach into cyberspace.
Streaming video  is a great way to expand your reach–without expanding your physical space.

Below are ten helpful online campus tips as you prepare to expand your campus virtually:
TIP #1
An online campus is another “neighborhood” full of people far from God and not limited by geography or the size of a building.
TIP #2
Online campuses won’t be seen as a “real” campus unless you see online relationships as legitimate.
TIP #3
Successful online campuses have a heart, so appoint a dedicated online campus pastor to provide care for those online.
TIP #4
Determine the goal and priorities of your online campus. Is it outreach? Member care? Church marketing?
TIP #5
Go to school on other churches doing online campuses well. Most will be glad to share what they have learned.
TIP #6
Smart churches make it easy to give digitally online.
TIP #7
Create a digital community with your online campus by integrating social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
TIP #8
Decide ahead of time how your online campus will handle communion and baptism (it will come up).
TIP #9
Online campuses cost less than a building but more than you think, so budget for a small staff, quality equipment, streaming fees, etc.
TIP #10
An online campus is a worldwide campus, so be sensitive to world events, holidays, and America-centric attitudes. Be as inclusive as possible.

Have anything to add? Let us here from you, support@StreamingChurch.tv

 
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Hi Phil, Looking for an Easier Way to Live Stream?
With the press of a button, Webcaster X2 begins streaming from your connected camera. It’s as easy as that. Webcaster X2 is the perfect tool to simplify your live streaming and help grow your audience with StreamingChurch.tv

Webcaster X2 provides a simple and reliable live streaming experience with StreamingChurch.tv

Not a live streaming expert? No problem. Webcaster X2 is designed to be simple to use for users of all technical levels.


Learn More Here or talk with the streaming specialists at StreamingChurch.tv
 
Need Help? We Are More than Streaming Video
We have many years of experience working with churches and ministries and we can do almost anything to meet your online needs. Call or email us and we will help you accomplish your goals!
We have the best support in the industry. We prove it everyday by providing support 7 days a week and especially on Sunday morning. Contact us via email,chat or call us toll free and we'll partner with you to solve any problem you may have.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fri 14 Dec 2018

  Do You Know the Ten Tips for Streaming?

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Serving Churches since 2001
We provide streaming video, mobile apps and website/church management tools! 
 
 

 Listen in iTunes or your favorite podcast provider or click image or listen on YouTube.    
10 HELPFUL ONLINE CAMPUS TIPS AND MORE
Brian Vasil – Potential Church in FL - An online campus is a community of people who are learning about, connecting with, and growing closer to God in a virtual environment. The goals of an online campus are similar to that of its brick-and-mortar counterpart, that is, to use whatever tools available to help people enter into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, equip them to serve their communities, and go into the world (both physically and online) to share the Gospel.
  • Online campuses are more than just watching a live-streaming video of a church service.  
  • People login to their computers or smartphones, engage in worship and watch the sermon,
  • interact with others, pray together, respond to invitations, and challenges, give tithes and
  • Offerings, and are cared for by an internet campus pastor–all in real time.
  • Some online churches even administer communion and perform baptisms.
  • These churches are not restricted by walls and can reach literally every inch of the globe.

Here are four features of an online campus:
1 – An introduction to your church. Your website is the front door to your church. A live online worship service allows people seeking a church home to experience whether your church is a place to visit in-person.
2 – An outreach of your church.  People are coming to faith through online worship services in the same way millions did through watching evangelist Billy Graham in the privacy of their homes. For many people seeking God and faith, attending a church is too threatening. Visiting church online can be a safe first step towards coming to your church.
3 – A lifeline for your church family. Sports tournaments, sick kids, vacations, business trips, and other reasons can interfere with regular church attendance. Church families can stay connected and in community spiritually, emotionally and financially through an online campus. I am grateful that my son was able to stay connected online with his home church while deployed in Afghanistan.
4 – A church multiplication strategy for your church. Thousands of people are logging on to internet campuses from around the world, but also from your local region. Your online campus congregation can reveal where to launch a multisite campus or a church plant.
The online church campus was a natural extension of the multisite model that is now gaining momentum. Like many recent innovations in the church, megachurches led the way with this idea, but it’s no longer just a megachurch phenomenon. Any tech-savvy, outreach-oriented church regardless of size can, will, and are planning to reach into cyberspace.
Streaming video  is a great way to expand your reach–without expanding your physical space.

Below are ten helpful online campus tips as you prepare to expand your campus virtually:
TIP #1
An online campus is another “neighborhood” full of people far from God and not limited by geography or the size of a building.
TIP #2
Online campuses won’t be seen as a “real” campus unless you see online relationships as legitimate.
TIP #3
Successful online campuses have a heart, so appoint a dedicated online campus pastor to provide care for those online.
TIP #4
Determine the goal and priorities of your online campus. Is it outreach? Member care? Church marketing?
TIP #5
Go to school on other churches doing online campuses well. Most will be glad to share what they have learned.
TIP #6
Smart churches make it easy to give digitally online.
TIP #7
Create a digital community with your online campus by integrating social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
TIP #8
Decide ahead of time how your online campus will handle communion and baptism (it will come up).
TIP #9
Online campuses cost less than a building but more than you think, so budget for a small staff, quality equipment, streaming fees, etc.
TIP #10
An online campus is a worldwide campus, so be sensitive to world events, holidays, and America-centric attitudes. Be as inclusive as possible.

Have anything to add? Let us here from you, support@StreamingChurch.tv

 
*
Hi Phil, Looking for an Easier Way to Live Stream?
With the press of a button, Webcaster X2 begins streaming from your connected camera. It’s as easy as that. Webcaster X2 is the perfect tool to simplify your live streaming and help grow your audience with StreamingChurch.tv

Webcaster X2 provides a simple and reliable live streaming experience with StreamingChurch.tv

Not a live streaming expert? No problem. Webcaster X2 is designed to be simple to use for users of all technical levels.


Learn More Here or talk with the streaming specialists at StreamingChurch.tv
 
Need Help? We Are More than Streaming Video
We have many years of experience working with churches and ministries and we can do almost anything to meet your online needs. Call or email us and we will help you accomplish your goals!
We have the best support in the industry. We prove it everyday by providing support 7 days a week and especially on Sunday morning. Contact us via email,chat or call us toll free and we'll partner with you to solve any problem you may have.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wed 5 Dec 2018

  Looking for an Easier Way to Live Stream?

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Looking for an Easier Way to Live Stream?
With the press of a button, Webcaster X2 begins streaming from your connected camera. It’s as easy as that. Webcaster X2 is the perfect tool to simplify your live streaming and help grow your audience with StreamingChurch.tv

Webcaster X2 provides a simple and reliable live streaming experience with StreamingChurch.tv

Not a live streaming expert? No problem. Webcaster X2 is designed to be simple to use for users of all technical levels.


Learn More Here or talk with the streaming specialists at StreamingChurch.tv
 
Joe Way, Author of the book, Producing Worship – A Theology of Church Technical Arts joins Steve and Phil on the Church Solutions Podcast.

 Listen in iTunes or your favorite podcast provider or click image or listen on YouTube.    
 
Need Help? We Are More than Streaming Video
We have many years of experience working with churches and ministries and we can do almost anything to meet your online needs. Call or email us and we will help you accomplish your goals!
We have the best support in the industry. We prove it everyday by providing support 7 days a week and especially on Sunday morning. Contact us via email,chat or call us toll free and we'll partner with you to solve any problem you may have.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wed 28 Nov 2018

  Producing Worship – A Theology of Church Technical Arts

The Church Solutions Podcast (Click on the image to the left to listen or here)

The Church Solutions Podcast guest is Joe Way, Author of the book, Producing Worship – A Theology of Church Technical Arts

Joe talks with Phil Thompson and Steve Lacy about his new book.

Chapter’s in Joe’s book are:

1. Setting the Stage

2. How Did We Get Here?  Where Exactly Are We?

3. Exodus 35:30–36:1: Bezalel, an OT Technical Arts Model 

4. Hebrews 2:12–13: Jesus and the Technical Artists’ Parallel Role as Mediators of Church Worship

5. Colossians 3:16: The Use of Multimedium “Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs” to Teach and Admonish One Another

 6. Conclusion: “Producing Worship”: A Theology of Church Technical Arts

Josiah Way, is the Director of Multimedia Services at California Baptist University in Riverside, CA, and serves as the campus Technical Director at Saddleback Church Aliso Viejo.

 He has 25 years’ experience in pro-AV, working in live AV production, TV, film, studio recording, sports, theatre, and church tech,

PhD in Modern Theology from the University of Birmingham UK,

Master’s in Applied Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary,

 Bachelor’s in Philosophy from the University of Southern California,

 CTS Certification from AVIXA.  Joe serves on multiple boards in both higher education and pro-AV industries, and speaks and consults regularly worldwide.

 

 He and his wife, Amy, reside in Lake Forest, CA, and have three children between them

  • Theological framework for understanding and using technology in worship – Dr. James Spencer – The Moody Center
  • Technology has always been used since the time of Jesus – Greg Baker, Tech director from Saddleback Church

Go to JosiahWay.com for more info



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Thu 15 Nov 2018

  10 Signs You're The Boss But Not The Leader

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10 Signs You're The Boss But Not Leader
Phil Thompson and Steve Lacy discuss how it takes more than positional authority to effectively lead others and create a healthy team environment.
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*|FNAME|*, Here are 10 Signs That You’re “the Boss”… But Not the Leader.
by Tony Morgan

It’s possible that the church may be growing and the ministry may be having a huge impact in many people’s lives, but something is still not right. The team is not healthy.

And many times the team is not healthy because the leader is not healthy.
 The pastor was positioned at the top of the organizational structure, and everyone would acknowledge that the pastor was “in charge.” But it takes more than positional authority to effectively lead others and create a healthy team environment.
What are the symptoms that your “leadership” is creating a toxic culture?

Here are 10 signs you may be the boss but not a leader…
  1. You have to make every decision.
  2. You know people fear you… and you’re okay with that.
  3. You have an agenda for today, but you lack a vision for the future.
  4. You “lead” a team, but your life is isolated from other people.
  5. You think once you get the title you’ll have influence.
  6. You believe the volume of your words is louder than the impact of your behaviors.
  7. You blame others for mistakes and take credit for the wins.
  8. You don’t ask “your subordinates” or peers for input or advice.
  9. You are focused solely on the mission and not the people who are on the mission with you.
  10. You are the boss, but no one is following you.
We should accomplish a great mission, but our focus really needs to be on the people who are on that same mission with us. When those relationships are healthy, our influence increases.
 
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Thu 8 Nov 2018

  Are You Using Tech To Reach Every Learning Style at Church?

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USING TECHNOLOGY IN TO REACH EVERY LEARNING STYLE 
Many churches struggle with how to present sermon material to their congregation so that ideas “stick” and make a difference. You can improve the stickiness of your message by understanding learning styles and using technology to deliver information that matches how people best learn.
 Listen in iTunes or your favorite podcast provider or click image or listen on YouTube. See notes below.
 
The majority of what you present is communicated verbally – even if you use videos or slides. These verbal presentations are ideal for the people in your congregation who learn best by hearing. What about effectively reaching those with different learning modalities? What about those who are visual learners or those who learn best through reading and independent study?

LEARNING STYLES AND PREACHING
VARK is an acronym for Visual, Auditory, Reading, and Kinesthetic. This acronym describes the four main types of learning styles. A learning style is a method people use to process and absorb information. 
Given that everyone in your congregation has a preferred learning style, delivering information that covers each is important if you want to reach as many people as possible.

TECHNOLOGY IN PREACHING TO SUPPORT ALL LEARNING STYLES
Most technology used in churches is connected with delivering information as part of the learning process. With this in mind, there are two critical questions we should ask when acquiring technology:
  • How is this technology going to improve the learning process?
  • What specific learning style does this technology help improve?
The answers will also help you build a balanced collection of technology that supports all learning styles.
Given the four basic learning styles, let’s look at a few current technologies and how you could use them.
Here are six options for using technology to enhance your preaching to reach every learning style:

1) Wireless Network Access
Good wireless Internet access for mobile devices is a gateway that allows your congregation to learn using the styles and resources they are most comfortable with. For example, wireless Internet access enables your congregation to use online Bible study tools to view different versions of the Bible side-by-side. They could also use apps to take notes and “attach them” to specific verses. This can help reinforce the material you present. For many younger people, taking notes online using cloud services such as Evernote or OneNote is part of how they are learning in school. Without wireless access, these applications are not usable and learning may be severely affected.

2) Online (Web) Resource Libraries
For many learners, real learning (the type that sticks) takes place when they are studying on their own, in their own space, with their own tools. Your teaching provides these learners with a starting point to engage in further learning where reading enhances what is presented in your sermon.
You can support these types of learners by creating an online resource library.An online resource library can extend the reach of your teaching while it supports those who learn best by reading. Your resource library also can be used to provide material for small group discussions.
Did you use videos during your sermon to make a point? Did you present any maps? Post them in the online library. These are items that your visual learners will appreciate. The same principle applies to your sermon notes and videos of your sermons. Did you recommend specific books as additional reading? Create links to purchase the books as part of the library.
Organize your resource library so it follows the outline of your sermon and can be used as an enrichment resource. Tag each entry in the library with the subject, name of the speaker, and verse references so each entry can be used as a subject or topic resource later on.

3) Video / Podcasting
One effective use of resource libraries (especially for auditory or visual learners) is to use them to host supplemental videos. These short videos or podcasts cover topics you may not have had enough time to address in your sermons.
Creating and producing these videos doesn’t have to be complicated. You could record “fireside chats” in your office that are at the quality acceptable for Vimeo or YouTube. You can take the audio tracks of these talks and post them as podcasts for those learners who prefer audio presentations or for those who prefer to learn while mobile. Small group leaders could also use these audio and verbal learning experiences in small group curriculum as discussion starters.

4) Blogs and Online Conversations
Often, as a result of sermons that deal with difficult or sensitive topics, people have a lot of questions. You could use a blog with comments enabled or offer web-based chats. These provide people a chance to ask questions that may have come up after the sermon. It also enables them to post questions and read answers submitted by others. Blogs and chats can be used to create informal groups of people who learn from each other — not just from the teacher.

5) Live Chats
How about a “live chat with the pastor” session via Facebook Live that allows people to submit questions and receive answers from the pastor? You might consider hosting these sessions in the evening, outside of work hours, so more people can participate.

6) Texting
Texting is an easy way to get links and other information to your congregation either before a series starts (imagine that people have actually read an ‘assignment’ before your sermon series starts) or as during a series as topics are covered.

CONCLUSION
Technology and teaching are sometimes presented at opposite ends of the spectrum. This can lead to an attitude that technology is a necessary evil and that if it’s beyond sound and lights, it’s too complicated.
It doesn’t have to be that way. The job of anyone preaching the Word to our congregations is to preach in the best way possible. Instead of considering technology as something expensive and difficult, look at technology as a tool that will help you more effectively deliver your message and accommodate different learning styles. That’s how you deliver learning that lasts well beyond the one hour or so that you have face to face interaction with your entire congregation.
 
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Thu 8 Nov 2018

  Are You Tech To Reach Every Learning Style at Church?

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USING TECHNOLOGY IN TO REACH EVERY LEARNING STYLE 
Many churches struggle with how to present sermon material to their congregation so that ideas “stick” and make a difference. You can improve the stickiness of your message by understanding learning styles and using technology to deliver information that matches how people best learn.
 Listen in iTunes or your favorite podcast provider or click image or listen on YouTube. See notes below.
 
The majority of what you present is communicated verbally – even if you use videos or slides. These verbal presentations are ideal for the people in your congregation who learn best by hearing. What about effectively reaching those with different learning modalities? What about those who are visual learners or those who learn best through reading and independent study?

LEARNING STYLES AND PREACHING
VARK is an acronym for Visual, Auditory, Reading, and Kinesthetic. This acronym describes the four main types of learning styles. A learning style is a method people use to process and absorb information. 
Given that everyone in your congregation has a preferred learning style, delivering information that covers each is important if you want to reach as many people as possible.

TECHNOLOGY IN PREACHING TO SUPPORT ALL LEARNING STYLES
Most technology used in churches is connected with delivering information as part of the learning process. With this in mind, there are two critical questions we should ask when acquiring technology:
  • How is this technology going to improve the learning process?
  • What specific learning style does this technology help improve?
The answers will also help you build a balanced collection of technology that supports all learning styles.
Given the four basic learning styles, let’s look at a few current technologies and how you could use them.
Here are six options for using technology to enhance your preaching to reach every learning style:

1) Wireless Network Access
Good wireless Internet access for mobile devices is a gateway that allows your congregation to learn using the styles and resources they are most comfortable with. For example, wireless Internet access enables your congregation to use online Bible study tools to view different versions of the Bible side-by-side. They could also use apps to take notes and “attach them” to specific verses. This can help reinforce the material you present. For many younger people, taking notes online using cloud services such as Evernote or OneNote is part of how they are learning in school. Without wireless access, these applications are not usable and learning may be severely affected.

2) Online (Web) Resource Libraries
For many learners, real learning (the type that sticks) takes place when they are studying on their own, in their own space, with their own tools. Your teaching provides these learners with a starting point to engage in further learning where reading enhances what is presented in your sermon.
You can support these types of learners by creating an online resource library.An online resource library can extend the reach of your teaching while it supports those who learn best by reading. Your resource library also can be used to provide material for small group discussions.
Did you use videos during your sermon to make a point? Did you present any maps? Post them in the online library. These are items that your visual learners will appreciate. The same principle applies to your sermon notes and videos of your sermons. Did you recommend specific books as additional reading? Create links to purchase the books as part of the library.
Organize your resource library so it follows the outline of your sermon and can be used as an enrichment resource. Tag each entry in the library with the subject, name of the speaker, and verse references so each entry can be used as a subject or topic resource later on.

3) Video / Podcasting
One effective use of resource libraries (especially for auditory or visual learners) is to use them to host supplemental videos. These short videos or podcasts cover topics you may not have had enough time to address in your sermons.
Creating and producing these videos doesn’t have to be complicated. You could record “fireside chats” in your office that are at the quality acceptable for Vimeo or YouTube. You can take the audio tracks of these talks and post them as podcasts for those learners who prefer audio presentations or for those who prefer to learn while mobile. Small group leaders could also use these audio and verbal learning experiences in small group curriculum as discussion starters.

4) Blogs and Online Conversations
Often, as a result of sermons that deal with difficult or sensitive topics, people have a lot of questions. You could use a blog with comments enabled or offer web-based chats. These provide people a chance to ask questions that may have come up after the sermon. It also enables them to post questions and read answers submitted by others. Blogs and chats can be used to create informal groups of people who learn from each other — not just from the teacher.

5) Live Chats
How about a “live chat with the pastor” session via Facebook Live that allows people to submit questions and receive answers from the pastor? You might consider hosting these sessions in the evening, outside of work hours, so more people can participate.

6) Texting
Texting is an easy way to get links and other information to your congregation either before a series starts (imagine that people have actually read an ‘assignment’ before your sermon series starts) or as during a series as topics are covered.

CONCLUSION
Technology and teaching are sometimes presented at opposite ends of the spectrum. This can lead to an attitude that technology is a necessary evil and that if it’s beyond sound and lights, it’s too complicated.
It doesn’t have to be that way. The job of anyone preaching the Word to our congregations is to preach in the best way possible. Instead of considering technology as something expensive and difficult, look at technology as a tool that will help you more effectively deliver your message and accommodate different learning styles. That’s how you deliver learning that lasts well beyond the one hour or so that you have face to face interaction with your entire congregation.
 
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