8 Must-Know Statistics About Livestreaming for Houses of Worship [Infographic]

Worship and faith-based communities are one of the fastest-growing groups online. Livestreaming for houses of worship is changing the way congregations practice their faith. More houses of worship are looking to streaming video to reach their congregations around the world.

Livestreaming worship services and study groups is becoming more commonplace for parishioners. In 2016, 2,778 houses of worship across 59 countries used Livestream to broadcast 166,700 services, ceremonies, and meetings. With live video, your worship community can come together and hear the same message wherever they may be.

“We were looking for a way to get our product out there and this was the easiest to access for a wide variety of people and more user-friendly.” – TJ Barnes, Athletic Director at St. Joseph Catholic Church and School, Fayetteville, AR

1. 33% of parishioners first learned about their church online. (Source: The Church Online)
2. 64% of parishioners say their church’s website is important in facilitating participation and attendance. (Source: The Church Online)
3. Almost half of U.S. adults (46%) have seen someone share their faith online. (Source: Pew Research Center)
4. 20% of adults say they have shared their beliefs on social media. (Source: Pew Research Center)
5. Since using Livestream, Champions Centre Church now receives 70% of total donations online.
6. In 2016, 2,778 houses of worship across 59 countries used Livestream to broadcast 166,700 events online.
7. In 2015
a. 14% of all online donations were made with a mobile device. (Source: Blackbaud)
b. $2.2b was donated online. (Source: Blackbaud)
c. 56% of online giving was donated on a branded giving page. (Source: Blackbaud)

The features of church websites that people rely on most:

Watch sermons and worship services online
Search for opportunities to serve
Look up worship service information
Take the opportunity to forward religious content to others
Read and share visitor information
(Source: The Church Online)


WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT STREAMING SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR CONGREGATION? DOWNLOAD OUR HOUSE OF WORSHIP GUIDE TO LEARN:

  • How the Champions Centre uses livestreaming services to reach their viewers wherever they are.
  • Real life use cases for congregations of all sizes.
  • The equipment and tools organizations are using to connect worshippers with live video.

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This Week on Livestream | August 14, 2017

Watch live as Graceland celebrates the life and legacy of Elvis Presley, Livestream Learn teaches you how to attract and engage a live audience, and the Boston Conservatory invites you to the Berklee Musical Theater Summer Intensive Final Showcase.


Candlelight Vigil 2017 | Elvis Presley’s Graceland
Tuesday, August 15
8:55 PM ET
“Join Elvis Presley’s Graceland as they remember and celebrate the life and legacy of Elvis Presley.”

Demo Day @ MIT Live Webcast | MIT Webcast
Tuesday, August 15
6 PM ET
“Join MIT for the first demo day of Play Labs accelerator, a playful tech accelerator hosted by the MIT Game Lab.”

2017 Industry Dance Awards | Industry Dance Awards
Wednesday, August 16
9 PM ET
“Get ready and mark your calendars! The Industry Dance Awards will showcase memorable performances and highlight the diverse achievements of industry leaders and innovators.”

Social + Chat: How to Attract and Engage a Live Audience | Livestream Learn
Thursday, August 17
1:30 PM ET
“If you’re planning to livestream your event, you want to make sure you attract the largest audience possible. Once you’re live, you need to use all the tools at your disposal to engage that audience. Livestream’s Content and Social Media Manager Carly Walsh joins the webinar to share the social media secrets she uses to promote Livestream’s customer and original content.”

ZBrush Sculpting Workshop: Sci-Fi Design & Development | Gnomon
Thursday, August 17
10 PM ET
“Improve your ZBrush sculpts with workflow tips and tricks from three ZBrush masters. Explore biomechanical creature design with Eric Keller; master an efficient Polysculpting workflow with Ara Kermanikian; and journey through the process of designing characters and taking them from 2D to 3D with Steve Talkowski.”

Digital Transformation: IT and Customer Experience | CXOTALK
Friday, August 18
1 PM ET
“How is the relationship between IT and its customers changing? HP’s Gwen Becknell and digital transformation influencer Tamara McCleary tell Michael Krigsman of CXOTalk about digital transformation in information technology.”

2017 Berklee Musical Theater Summer Intensive | Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Friday, August 18
2 PM ET
“You’re invited to the Berklee Musical Theater Summer Intensive Final Showcase featuring graduating B.F.A. and M.F.A. students from the musical theater program.”