Tech Help for Churches — Edited or Live to tape for your church’s podcast

On today’s Tech Help for Churches, Edited or Live to tape for your church’s podcast

When you’re recording a podcast, you have two choices. Do you record the new content and edit it to create the final show or do you record it live as if it’s one piece, adding sound effects, etc.?

To do either, you need time, ability, hardware/software, and a desire for quality.

There is a downside, though. In the pursuit of excellence, you can spend more and more time trying to get it perfect. With live to tape, you know it’s not really live, so you feel like you can redo it and sometimes you’ll get picky. When you record it to edit, this is part of the point, but you can still go overboard and create a show that is near perfect, but took too long to make.

Avoid that temptation.

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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.