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Live Streaming and Online Giving in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Morningstar Online
An example of a church moving to online-only meeting

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are reaching churches worldwide. Here in the United States, our president has asked that people not attend gatherings of more than ten people. Similar requests and restrictions are reality in other parts of the world. Every church needs to consider setting up a live stream and online giving. I want to share some resources to help you get started.

Your church can do this. Our church had its first online only service this past Sunday and the number of people who attended was encouraging.

Here are resources for live streaming and online giving.

Be sure to send out a heads up message via your mailing list and social media to make people aware that you are meeting online.

If you need any help integrating a live stream or online giving solution with your WordPress site, please contact us. I would also like to recommend the Church Communications Facebook Group and WordPress for Churches Facebook Group if you want to connect with churches already live streaming their services. These are helpful groups.

Please tell us if you know of any other resources that we can share with churches.

I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Psalm 91:2-4

Keep an eye on our WP Sermons plugin project which will have live streaming tools built in to help churches using WordPress.