SermonCast and Church Online Tour
SermonCast provides the best value in video and media solutions for churches and ministries. Our current Version 7.0 has been developed over multiple years with feedback from hundreds of church and ministry clients.
This tour will provide an overview of what you get with SermonCast…
Your “Sermon Studio” Dashboard helps you manage all of your video, audio, and sermon notes. Easily upload videos with turnkey video encoding and hosting. We accept a large variety of file formats and our server-side conversion process will do the rest. The system prepares your media for online storage and delivery, and then automatically plugs it in for easy distribution.
SermonCast provides multiple Player options for embedding on your church website and blogs. As you upload Video, Audio, and Documents, you assign your uploads to a Playlist. Each Playlist you create has its own (iTunes compatible) Podcast feed and Players. The Player Studio allows you customize the appearance and functionality of your Players.
We take care of the technology so you don’t have to! All media is stored at our secure Data Center, and delivery takes place through our powerful Content Delivery Network (CDN). Our Smart HTML5 Players work on iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. So focus on your ministry, and leave the technology to us!
Your website visitors will experience “church online” in the Media Center – an Online Campus with integrated video player, sermon notes and Bible. The videos are all ad-free so viewers can focus on your message without distractions. This feature-rich solution will display live and recorded content, search and sort options, chat, podcast and download access, social sharing, and an integrated YouVersion Bible.
Your uploaded videos are mobile-ready and play on both iPhone / iPad (iOS) and Android devices. All accounts are included within our Sermon Network App. If you want your own mobile app specific to your church or ministry, these are very affordable and available for an additional one-time purchase.
Since we focus on churches and ministries, our solution is tailored to your needs. One example is the option to have a unique Video Player for each ministry department. This feature is based on feedback from pastors who expressed the need for each ministry department within their church to have a player embedded on their web page. Other examples include the option to upload sermon notes tied to sermon videos, ability to group sermons into a series, and integrated YouVersion Bible. Features like these set SermonCast apart from secular (and higher priced) video services.
Churches have found that embedding their Video Players into multiple sites increases their audience. You can embed Video Players on your church website, within a blog, or distribute via podcasting. SermonCast members also receive a Channel on the Sermon Network to increase your ministry’s exposure and outreach. As your audience grows, use our powerful analytics to measure your video distribution and audience growth. Detailed statistics are provided to let you know how often your Media is being accessed from the various delivery methods. Search and sort your records to see what is getting the most play, and when. For Live Broadcasting, you can track how many visitors participated in your event, as well as where they are watching from (pin-point displays on a Global Map).
Your current church members will benefit from being able to watch their favorite sermons online. But what about reaching people in your city who are looking for a church?
Take your ministry LIVE, allowing people from all over the world to participate as it happens. We provide a complete and user friendly Audio or Video Live Broadcasting solution.Basic equipment requirements and costs are minimal. If you have a video camera, ranging from a personal handy-cam to a multi-camera system with video mixing board, you will be broadcasting Live video in no time.Once the broadcast is complete, with a single-click you can move a copy of the broadcast to your permanent Archive for on-demand re-broadcasting at a later time.
Customers tell us one of our best features is our pricing. Compared to secular services, our prices offer churches and ministries a deep discount for their video hosting and streaming needs. Many churches and ministries that have switched from secular and even other Christian services are savings hundreds (even thousands) of dollars each month!
Our support is second to none! We pride ourselves in taking a personal approach to helping you successfully implement and use our system. We consider ourselves an extension of your ministry. Player installations, as well as a hands-on system walk-through are available to you free of charge. We know that once we show you the process, you will be building onto your Archive each and every week! This is great for customer satisfaction, and the valued ‘word of mouth’ promotion that we receive as we result.