Last time we did a quick little review of Periscope, the newer live video social media app.
Well, that was a mouthful.
Anyway, I wanted to go beyond a simple app review and give you some recommendations and suggestions as to how to utilize this new tool in your church or ministry.
1. Give a Tour
You may be a church plant meeting in a dance studio like me or have a building on a historical site, in any case, a tour is a great way to introduce your campus to your followers. Give a walk-through of daily operations at ________ church. It’s a great way to show prospective attenders around and introduce your staff to the world! It’s important to show your building is more than a building. It’s a ministry hub with hundreds of moving parts and souls making sure everything runs as smooth as the Spirit allows.
2. Hold an Interview
This is simply a great avenue to hold “Meet the Pastors” or “Meet the Children’s Ministry” type events. Watchers can send in their own questions that they might have for whoever is being introduced and it can become very interactive. Plus, you may even get some awesome and unique ideas out of the deal!
3. Do a Q&A Session
This could be on a specific topic, like last week’s sermon, or membership questions, or just a general time for questions and answers. People LOVE asking questions on Periscope. Use that to your advantage.
4. Mini Content Sessions
A pastor or leader could easily take 5 or 10 minutes out of his/her day to share some content with your followers. Many teachers don’t use all of their research in a given sermon. Periscope would be a great way to send some additional content out in a quick and informal way.
What about you?
What are some creative ways you could use Periscope at your church/ministry?
We’d love to hear in the comments below or on our social media sites!