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Respect Through Communication: Show Love To Community In This Simple Way
By Mikayla Kayne · May 4, 2018 • By neglecting to communicate, a church can cause a dire mess for paid staff or volunteers, and can literally put people in harm’s way unintentionally as a result.

Doing Video on a Budget: Buy What You Need To Get Going, Start With A Plan
By Ralph Hicks · April 12, 2018 • If you are still capturing video in SD, and are looking to jump to HD (1280 by 720 pixels) or even Full HD (1920 by 1080 pixels), know you'll likely have to change out most of your cables, screens, and cameras.

Once Finished, Make Intro Video Easy to Share, Find
By Karl Vaters · April 10, 2018 • After shooting and editing the video, feature it on your website and Facebook page. This video will be one of your church’s main front doors, so treat it that way.

Social Media & Churches: Choose Platforms Selectively for Audience
By Jennifer Johnson · March 29, 2018 • Instead of posting to six social media platforms, for example, because they are ‘there,’ use the ones that have the greatest impact.

Getting Started on Streaming: Begin By Building A Strategy
By Tim Dougherty · March 8, 2018 • Before you commence ordering hardware and evaluating services, as a guiding principle, consider taking time to establish a streaming strategy for your deployment.

The Facebook Apocalypse: Step Back from the Ledge
By Adrian Gates · January 16, 2018 • How I learned to stop worrying about the latest algorithm change by Facebook, and come to love the Newsfeed.

Why is Social Media in Ministry So Important?
By Len Wilson · January 10, 2018 • The social media model of communication is receiver-focused. It’s about understanding problems and helping solve them. The medium, at its best, has shifted us from hype to help.

Facebook Live: Are You Ready for This?
By Tim Dougherty · December 14, 2017 • Without question, Facebook has become the dominant, most recognized livestreaming portal on the internet, with nearly 80 percent of all broadcasters already using the platform.

Final Link in Livestreaming, How, Where Do I Send It?
By Ryan Brenneman · December 12, 2017 • If you are OK with the livestreaming approach of going direct, while needing to fall within budget constraints, more likely than not you will be able to stream without many issues.

Churches Are Challenged to Find That Next Valuable Volunteer
By David Erlandson · November 7, 2017 • Each week talented people enter the doors of your church and see "all the musicians you need," properly displayed lyrics, some kind of lighting, and they can hear everything, so they assume you probably do not need them.

Church Communications: How Big is Your God?
By Ralph Hicks · July 27, 2017 • With all of the social media tools that exist these days, those of us working in churches are able to meet people in their element: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Streaming Providers: Don’t Get Wrapped Up First on Endless Choices
By Clete Terrell · June 22, 2017 • Determine what your church's specific needs and reasons are before moving ahead with determining the right provider to handle the task of streaming your services.

Media Server Software: Be the Streaming Hero
By Tim Dougherty · May 15, 2017 • Such technology offers the ability to record, transcode for adaptive bit rate, transcode for Facebook Live video requirements, and can even provide a time-shift DVR service for your satellite campus and more.

Day 1 at NAB Begins With Future Prospects Discussion
By Andres Caamano · April 25, 2017 • Looking to the successes of Netflix, Facebook, Amazon and Google, many of the lessons of the last few years will continue to apply pertaining to technology trends.

Church Communications: Social Media Tips For Churches
By Taylor Shanton · February 17, 2017 • The true key to a successful, growing, and engaging social media platform is the constant desire to adapt.

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Worship Facilities Magazine, March-April 2018
The March-April 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about how to prepare, prevent and respond to church violence, a look into what church management software can do for your church community, and a piece on how a once popular nightclub venue was transitioned to become Shoreline Church's new home.


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