• Live Streaming in Houses of Worship

  • By: Stephen Hill, CTS-D, CTS-I, Director of Pre-Sales Engineering

    Service attendance is crucial for a church’s survival – both financially and spiritually. The key to the current trend of declining attendance is engagement; Engaging those outside of the church to feel as though they are part of what is happening on the inside. As stated from the report “Why Americans Go (and Don’t Go) to Religious Services”, 60% of those that identified as Christian rarely or never attend for other reasons than non-belief. Generically-speaking, the issue is engagement (or the lack of).

    Live streaming of services is one of the best technology options for engaging those that don’t attend services in-person. Live streaming allows those that would not normally attend a service to feel as though they are part of what is happening; to feel engaged. Many houses of worship have seen increases in both attendance and financial giving after offering a live stream.

    Live streaming is not necessarily a “one size fits all” technology. Different environments have different needs – Room size, lighting, current audio and video systems, service type (contemporary or traditional) — these things all play a part in producing the best possible stream; one that is engaging, uplifting, and leaves the viewer wanting more.

    The engineering staff at ESCO possesses the knowledge and experience to adapt existing systems – or design new ones — to integrate with all major streaming platforms. Whether a church is just getting started in live streaming or looking to expand their existing setup, ESCO understands the importance of engagement and what that means for churches today.

    Interested in learning more? Talk to one of our experts today!

    Stephen Hill, CTS-D, CTS-I, Director of Pre-Sales Engineering
    Stephen has over 16 years of design and installation experience in the AV, broadcast and educational technology fields, along with certifications including CTS-D, DMC-E-4K, and ECP.