Paul Richards will be giving away free copies of his book, Helping Your Church Live Stream, to as many houses of worship as possible during the coronavirus outbreak. Richards is Chief Streaming Officer at the StreamGeeks, located on Market Street in West Chester. Anyone interested in picking up a free book can do so from 9 AM-4 PM Monday through Friday at 139 West Market Street.
The book, released in 2019, is currently available on Amazon for $8.99. Richards says the effort will help houses of worship stream their weekly services in order for their congregations to avoid large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak. Worship leaders from around the world including, Pope Francis, have announced that they will be live streaming services in an effort to deter people from attending worship in person.
“Our team has been dedicated to helping churches live stream for many years,” Richards said. “It is my hope that Helping Your Church Live Stream can assist church leaders and volunteers during this crucial time. The book outlines many important topics for worship leaders to consider, including how to live stream worship services, accept donations online, connect with local retirement communities, and work with volunteers.”
Richards’s team at PTZOptics has recently released a guide for distributing worship services to retirement communities and senior living centers. That guide is now available for free, with Helping Your Church Live Stream, by clicking here.
“For many years, we have been helping churches in our local community reach members of their congregation who may be sick, shut-in, or elderly,” said Richards. “We hosted the 2020 Worship Summit Live in January, and we had over 3,000 worship leaders in attendance.”
Along with the book, volunteers and technology team members can take a free, online training course. The “Helping Your Church Live Stream 2.0” training course is available by clicking here.
By clicking here, those interested can download for free an electronic version of Helping Your Church Live Stream, in addition to requesting physical copies. The book is available in multiple formats, including PDF, audio, and paperback.
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