YouTube TV is supposed to be the cable killer and as someone that has dove all the way in, I love it. At $35/month with all of the regular channels, including ESPN, children’s channels, and able use multiple user accounts all while not having any commercials, this is absolutely a deal.
For the past three weeks, I have been playing with a variety of gaming platforms while I livestream playing on the ChurchMag Minecraft server. Of course, I’ve had my hiccups as children do not want to go to bed at night and so I start later than I intended or I let one of my boys on the stream too and then they disrupt gameplay. That being said, it’s been a fun experiment.
Game Livestreaming is completely different from vlogging or Livestreaming a church service as you, the streamer, record solo for possibly hours at a time while you communicate with those who are watching you live and trying to concentrate on not losing the game.
But I wanted to stream to see what the experience was like and how the platforms differed from each other.
YouTube, the place you go to see the latest movie trailers, surf hours for cute puppies and military officers surprising their families, and Dude Perfect do more fun stuff. But YouTube also has a great platform for many churches. Have you looked to see what people are doing on there? It’s actually quite amazing how many Christian vloggers are out there as well as churches doing amazing things on YouTube.
Need a starter list? We covered that here.
Posting video online is tough. Doing it well is even more difficult. And if you want to be consistent with it as part of an overall online strategy, let’s just say that I have not seen a lot of people be successful at it within the Christian realm. But consistency matters. If they are posting for your entertainment, you do not want to have a varying schedule or quality of content. You do not want someone that posts ten times in one day and is not heard from for 5 months.
Honestly, that’s just poor management. I’ve found with my own channel that the planning, filming, editing, and posting for a 5 minute video can take between 3 and 7 hours of work on the back-end.
So below are four of my favorite Christian YouTubers who have been consistent. Note this is not a comprehensive list, just of those that I am currently following.
If you haven’t heard, there is this thing called Minecraft that is all the rage for teenagers and adults. In fact, we at ChurchMag have our own Minecraft server if you didn’t know and were looking for a family-friendly platform. Further, we have a great Minecraft devotional series if you are interested too.
But now we have found a whole YouTube channel dedicated solely to telling Bible stories via Minecraft that you can enjoy. There are all four videos they have published after the jump and we will show off others when they come live in the future.
Nobody outside of the ChurchMag staff writers know this, but for the past three months I have dedicated 30 minutes a day to doing something on ChurchMag and of that 900 minutes a month, I have attempted four of those days each week to be towards social media while I work out.
(Because let’s be honest, running is awful, so let’s make it twice as terrible by scheduling out tweets.)