Forced-perspective will make objects in the background look closer. To avoid distractions, be aware of this phenomenon as you film your worship services. Below is an example about how making objects in the background look closer is used routinely in movies.
I evaluated a client’s traditional service, but the pre-recorded exit music was techno rock. Status quo members feel at least an inconsistency, if not an insensitivity.
Technicians often choose the music played as people exit or when streaming the music played after the service concludes. But, technicians need to be on the same page as the worship leaders tasked with connecting with different cultures.
This does not need to be limited to live streaming sessions. Because a prayer chat can be monitored by the prayer team and continue during the week or at designated times. The idea is to offer more opportunities for people in need to connect with congregational members with the gift of intercessory prayer, c.f. James 5:14-16, 1 Tim. 2:1-2; Col. 1:9-12, 4:12-13.
This client congregation has a well conceived online presence. In fact, the software they use translates the time from their timezone to the watcher’s timezone. However, without the timezone designation (ET or CT for example) it is confusing when the service will start. Readers should emulate the well-conceived design of this client congregation, but add timezone designations to help remote watchers.
But many churches wait to live-stream their worship at the customary Sunday hour (10:30 or 11 AM). This requires online attendees to wait around until you are ready to start.
But is holding it “live” with an audience always necessary? Aren’t you hoping that people who watch it later in the week will experience the same worship encounter and connection with the Holy Spirit as you did when you recorded it?
So, why not record and post your worship service early on Sunday morning (or even Saturday night) so more people can experience it when it is convenient for them? More people may watch it this way.
The eReformation coming upon the Church means the Good News can be more accessible through electronic means, just as it did in 1500s when the printing press allowed people to read the Word any day of the week.
Unfortunately, many churches still require several clicks or links to access their online worship streaming. In addition, churches often put the streaming link lower down on the page, rather than centrally located.
Because people are coming to your website because they are Internet savvy, put the link to streaming your Sunday service at the top and in a prominent place on your webpage.
Make access to your online worship service as easy as attending a live worship service.