ChurchTechCast Q & A for August 23, 2013

Here are this week’s questions:

BF on G+
Looking for help with recording google hangouts… I know you can record for youtube, but is there a way to record so that the video can be edited and then uploaded and used as a promotional tool?

JL on Church Tech on g+
I’m thinking about starting a google+ presence for our student ministry. Should I make a page or a community? Thanks in advance.

SM on Church Tech on g+
Does anyone have a recommendation on a good mobile hot spot to purchase? We want to buy one to use in creating a backup plan. I’d like to have one that would power up to 10 devices, but realistically we would need it to power at least 4 efficiently at any given time.

RM on CTL:
I know this topic has been posted so many times in so many ways, but, I still can’t wrap my mind around how to do it. We have a venue service. In the past we have taken our Saturday night service edited it over night, and gave them a final product to play in the morning. We now are looking into doing a live steam with the ability to “pause” the stream at the right place, then the venue (which is across the street.) can hit “Play”.
We have a switcher that has an Sdi output. Lets assume I have nothing else. How do i do it?

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.