Tech Help for Churches — Podcast Genre and Format

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There are several show genres that churches could use in making podcasts, but most default to just the sermon. That’s fine, but take a look at other ideas like these:
1. Classes
2. Ministry Moment
3. Ministry Reports
4. What I’m learning
5. Training
6. Meetings
7. Announcements
8. Segments
9. Music
10. Best of

Once you’ve determined the genre, it’s time to develop a format. It can be simple or complex, but think of the format as a set order for your podcast. Just as you wouldn’t mix up where you put a sermon in the order, unless it was for a good reason, don’t just throw all the pieces of your podcast in a big pot and pull them out in a random order. Consider how one flows to the next.

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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.