We're living through challenging times! Some of you will be considering live-streaming your church gatherings - but you're unsure how to go about it. This blog post is a little "getting started" primer for all the churches out there who are suddenly confronted with the need to do get started with this, yet have no idea where to begin.
You'll obviously need your usual hardware set-up in terms of video camera / mics! You'll also need a decent laptop with a decent internet connection and a way to connect your camera to the laptop. That's all!
There are some simple ways that wouldn't usually work for churches:
So most churches will need to live stream using an encoder.
An Encoder is a piece of software you can run on your laptop that captures the video feed and sends it to YouTube live.
There are lots of good encoders but to get started you might want to try https://obsproject.com which is free and works well with YouTube.
Now you just need to set up your live stream by following these steps.
We hope this helps to at least point you in the right direction as you look to live stream your Sunday gatherings!