Divi­ne ser­vice in the live stream

The pan­de­mic has pre­sen­ted many church com­mu­ni­ties with new chal­lenges. How are parishio­ners to be rea­ched when a lar­ge num­ber of rest­ric­tions make it impos­si­ble to meet in per­son in parish halls and for joint church ser­vices?

For some paris­hes, this was an almost impos­si­ble task, as they had neither the human nor finan­cial resour­ces to respond ade­qua­te­ly. As a result, the offer remain­ed a fuse­la­ge offer.

Other muni­ci­pa­li­ties saw the pan­de­mic as an oppor­tu­ni­ty to dri­ve for­ward the digi­ta­liza­ti­on of their own ser­vices. They made a vir­tue out of neces­si­ty and began broad­cas­ting the Sun­day church ser­vices. In many cases with the simp­lest of means: a came­ra, a micro­pho­ne, a You­Tube chan­nel. In addi­ti­on, the groups and cir­cles dis­co­ver­ed ways of com­mu­ni­ca­ting via MS Teams or ZOOM.

Now, after the pan­de­mic, digi­tal for­mats have beco­me estab­lished in many muni­ci­pa­li­ties. The digi­tal com­mit­ment is visi­ble in the num­ber of visi­tors and inte­rest in church life, with church ser­vices via live audio and video stream and mee­tings via con­fe­rence platforms.

Stream­box­stu­di­os live streaming

We are hap­py to advi­se paris­hes when it comes to set­ting up their own audio and video live strea­ming. We help to ensu­re that the Sun­day ser­vice is broad­cast relia­bly and attrac­tively on a chan­nel of your choice. As an end-to-end pro­vi­der, we rea­li­ze pro­fes­sio­nal live streams for church com­mu­ni­ties.

Kel­zen­berg parish streams

With around 1600 parishio­ners, the Pro­tes­tant parish of Kel­zen­berg is one of the smal­ler paris­hes in the Pro­tes­tant Church in the Rhi­ne­land (EKiR).

The focal point of the lively Kel­zen­berg church com­mu­ni­ty, which is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by a clear pro­fi­le, is the Sun­day church ser­vice. While around 200 peo­p­le atten­ded the Sun­day ser­vice befo­re the pan­de­mic, the num­ber of visi­tors fell abrupt­ly to zero during the pandemic.

In order to be able to con­ti­nue cele­bra­ting church ser­vices despi­te the asso­cia­ted rest­ric­tions, a dedi­ca­ted You­Tube chan­nel was set up short­ly after the start of the first lock­down and used for the Sun­day live stream. First with one came­ra, then with two came­ra angles. Groups also met via ZOOM.

The expe­ri­ence was so good that a team of four vol­un­teers now streams both audio and video every Sun­day. Insights here.