Tech Help for Churches: Live Podcasts and Editing

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Live Podcasts
You’ll save a lot of time by doing a live podcast. You won’t have the control that you might be used to either. In order to do a live podcast well, you need to plan ahead and test everything. If there are other people involved, there are some terms that you might need to know like “time and out,” “VOSOT,” and have a communication strategy for times when you can’t just talk about what’s going on.

There are downsides to editing, too. I’ve talked about time, but the level of control can tempt you to try and make it perfect. Perfect will prevent you from sending it out, so be careful. When it comes to certain mistakes, it’s often much easier to fix them at the time of recording than during editing. When you’re editing, removing a simple “um” could take hours, but just not saying it takes a second.

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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.