Guide to getting started with Live Streaming

Over the past year, online services have played an important part in keeping our communities connected and informed, as well as an opportunity to reach out to others locally. Here, we've covered everything you need to know about how to live stream your church services.
  1. Can’t live stream your service or event Schedule a Premiere to reach more people with your video

    Can’t live stream your service or event? Schedule a Premiere to reach more people with your video


    Learn how to schedule a Premiere on YouTube, and what you can do on Facebook now that Facebook Premieres are no longer available.

    3 min read
  2. Embedding video on A Church Near You

    Embedding live and pre-recorded video to your A Church Near You pages


    To support churches with their online activities, new features have been added to the site to make it quick and easy to find and share online services and events.

    3 min read
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    Digital Labs webinars

    Learn how to use digital communications for evangelism and discipleship. These live webinars are the place to learn new skills, ask questions and see real examples of good practice from across the Church.

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    Filming and photography in churches – consent and GDPR


    Sharing services online is an exciting opportunity to reach out, however, should be balanced with continuing to provide a safe and secure environment for all. 

    5 min read
  5. Guide to setting up equipment in your church

    Guide to setting up equipment in your church building


    Whether you are livestreaming from your church using just one camera or you have a number of them, you can still produce a good online service. Here is some guidance about where to put the cameras and microphones you have in order to get the best results.

    7 min read
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    Easy video editing tools for churches


    There are a range of comprehensive and free video editing tools available to you to help you edit video for services, social media and websites. Here, we have collected a list of video editing software to suit every level of ability.

    3 min read
  7. How to create Subtitles for a video

    How to create subtitles for a video


    How do you create subtitles for your videos? In this blog, we take you through the steps for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.

    6 min read
  8. 31 amazing tools and resources to support your online - or offline - church services


    Churches have been sharing their most used tools and resources used every week in their live streamed services. 

    2 min read
  9. Streaming software for churches

    Streaming software for churches


    What are the options for streaming software to use at home or in church? We've selected four platforms that will help take your live stream up a step.

    5 min read
  10. We don't want people to simply watch' How to build connection in your livestream services

    'We don't want people to simply watch' How to build connection in your livestream services


    Rev Matt Hogg, St Albans Church in Fulham, shares how they have created commnuity online through simple strategies in their live streamed services

    5 min read