Live-streaming: Keeping your congregation safe | Tech, No Babel

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On today’s Tech, No Babel: Live-streaming — Keeping your congregation safe

Today’s podcast is inspired by a column I wrote for Church Production Magazine in 2014.

The idea came as a result of a discussion I had online. There was a church who had a member that was found by someone that she didn’t want to find her on the church’s live-stream. Happily, the story ended well, but the church had decided that people in the congregation would no longer show up on the live-stream.

I think this is “throwing the baby out with the bath water.” There are very good reasons to include shots of the congregation in live-stream. Sometimes, it’s hard not to show them, like when the pastor walks among them during the message.

So how can you protect them?

Have no shoot areas.
Have a no shoot list.
Have no shoot services.
Make it clear when kids will be onstage (like a children’s choir) so that parents can opt them out.
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