- Beginners guide to Livestreaming https://s3.amazonaws.com/kajabi-storefronts-production/sites/91023/themes/1682946/downloads/caXAmUWQIyDeZhPPg7l9_LiveStreaming_Guide.pdf
- Get your church live streaming for free! https://www.alexrobinsonds.com/livestream
- How to Livestream Your Church Service: A Practical Guide https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/livestream-church-service-practical-guide/Facebook
- Live streaming https://www.cbneurope.com/read/how-to-stream-your-church-service-on-facebook-live-the-ultimate-guide-in-2020/Church
- Online Chat ideas https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oH-i1satvjs-914dzmxxt4aHMMEuOL4QGSPSrdsDOv0/edit#heading=h.s2pxxy2gmmrc, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oH-i1satvjs-914dzmxxt4aHMMEuOL4QGSPSrdsDOv0/edit
- Church Online Prayer Script & Resources https://info.life.church/prayer-resources
- Church Online Chat Guidelines https://info.life.church/hubfs/church-online/CO%20-%20Life.Church%20Online%20Muting.pdf, https://docs.google.com/document/d/11_Ra0kCN1bs3_xY6gnFQCXpaSm_6wNTkt3kRwWZbsp0/edit
- Church Video Tips https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zMmmyMQYsNWyQM4N3ryvLleVp7G17aR4/view
- OBS is free to use https://obsproject.com/
- Church online platform is available for free from Life.Church. They will send you resources and guides to help get you going. Visit the Church Online Platform website.
- Launch You Online – Staff/Elders are able to engage with the church in comments
- Boxcast – have a Church streaming platform
- Castr streaming platform
- Switcher Studio – Switcher Studio lets you capture video from multiple camera angles — and edit it in real time — helping you connect with your community in the most engaging way yet. Stream it live or record it for later.
- Onestream.Live – Schedule & Live Stream Recorded Videos
Streaming Licence Information
Church can be streamed from using free tools to paid tools. Use whatever you feel comfortable with and whatever works for you.
CCLI (Church Copyright Licensing International) have a couple of licences that are needed to be purchased for streaming services from CCLI Australia.
If you are live streaming on your website, YouTube, Facebook etc, and are playing a cd or any form of digital commercial music, you will need an additional licence from https://onemusic.com.au/
- Hillsong Acoustic Worship Videos – Hillsong has given churches permission to use this footage as part of their church’s live stream broadcast, but these songs may not be posted on personal social media accounts or digital platforms. Access them here.
Small print is available here.
- Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes have put together some worship sets for Churches to use. Download them from here.
- Brooke Nicholls worship sets https://www.brookenicholls.ca/worshiponline
- Graham Kendrick has songs available to use https://www.grahamkendrick.co.uk/resources-for-lockdown/graham-kendrick-albums/resources-for-lockdown
- Worship lyric videos have some free videos available here.
- Sovereign Grace Music https://sovereigngracemusic.org/2020/03/live-stream-update/
Public domain songs
- Song list of public domain songs that can be used without a licence, can be found here.
Create online community
- Information to help do Alpha online, can be found directly on the Alpha website https://www.alpha.org/alpha-online/
Doing Alpha through zoom? Find instructions here.
- Use the Bible app and create a reading plan for your Church. See all the plans available to choose from here:- https://www.bible.com/en-GB/reading-plans
- Use a prayer tool to help connect people with your prayer team. Here is a free app to use. http://praynow4.org/groups
- You can now embed Crowd purr into livestreams. Create your own quizzes etc. Your audience uses their mobiles to answer the questions. Set them up in teams and more! https://www.crowdpurr.com/live-crowd-trivia.html
Church Family online connections
- Story-time for kids. Do you have any adults who love to read? You could do this as Facebook live on your Facebook page or through zoom or just recording a video and uploading it to your private group.
- Create your own quizzes etc. Your audience uses their mobiles to answer the questions. Set them up in teams and more! https://www.crowdpurr.com/live-crowd-trivia.html
- Australian Christian company has a payment platform ready for you. Redde is used in Churches around Australia, making contact-less payments much easier. www.redde.com.au