Do you stream the entire order of service or just the sermon?

This is a decision for every church/congregation to make. We recommend that you do both by keeping in mind your congregation’s needs.

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This is a decision for every church to make but,

We would like to recommend another workflow that incorporates a combination of both; live-streaming the service and the sermon.

Churches are moving online around the world and many of them conducted Easter masses with the help of services like YouTube (YouTube Live and YouTube Premiere). As of March 2020, a LifeWay Research Study states that around half (52%) of pastors say they post the sermon online after the service is over, while 22% say they live stream the entire service and 10% say they live stream only the sermon.

Considering that majority of pastors opt to post the sermon video online, we suggest you too focus on sermon videos over the entire order of service. Easter of 2020 saw several churches around the world live stream masses during holy week. Though at home, members/congregations got the opportunity to be a part of the service in real-time. We suggest that after live streaming the entire order of service, you can create sermon videos and smaller video versions of the sermon for social media. Sermon is an important part of the church service that is dedicated to the pronouncement of the Word of God.
Carey Nieuwhof in 2018 made a few predictions, one of which was that the church will become more digital, more location independent, more remote and sermons will be consumed on a run.

If you’re looking to learn more in depth about Live Streaming And Recording Video of Your Church Service check out this detailed blog,

Sermons can be anywhere of 15 minutes to one hour in length on an average. Considering the average video length on YouTube is 11.7 minutes, we suggest that you use services like YouTube Live or YouTube Premiere to stream the entire order of service. Later, edit out the sermon and create another video for YouTube and other social media platforms. You can also make a set of smaller snackable versions like mentioned in this thread below.