Every church has the opportunity to get the word out about what God is doing in and through them in a way that is done with clarity, regularity, and beauty. Modern communication now invites (expects, really) many ways of accomplishing this. Most churches have bulletins, newsletters, ministry brochures. But a tipping point of connection has occurred in our culture that now requires being active and engaged online through high functioning websites, thoughtful blogging communities, and integrated social media engagement (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest).
Providing an engaging information hub online that reaches people efficiently and effectively.
Provide branded brochures, newsletters, bulletin, handouts, and mailings, that capture the ethos of your church.
Using video to highlight community, ministry departments, and testimonies.
Weekly connect people to the “going-ons” of church activities in a branded and timely manner.
Working with teaching pastors to design compelling screen presentations that aid sermons.
The youth director of Hillside Church contacted me and asked if together we could put together three different videos that highlighted the stories of Profession of Faith mentors and students that would run throughout a church service. In between the videos the students would go before the congregation and publicly profess their faith.
Together, the director and I planned out the video shoot, scheduled the interviews, grabbed our iPhones, and captured their stories.
I then took all the footage and edited it to tell the stories. Here is a sample of one of the three videos that were shown at the church service… which was very well received by the congregation.
This is one of my favorite shoots. It was all done to promote a ministry that was introducing a group of students that were going to experience 10 weeks together. There was a ton of natural energy from this group (that had just met each other) so I quickly picked up my iPhone and captured it.
While editing, I grabbed the photo’s from the fabulous photographer you see in the video and integrated those throughout the video. The video turned out great and created a ton of exposure for these students and the ministry.
Highlighting various ministries is very important. So often these ministries don’t get the exposure they need because it’s getting harder and harder to have “air time” at a Sunday morning worship service.
A great solution for this challenge is to create videos that communicate well and quickly. Worship service planners are much more open to scheduling these kinds of videos.
Here is a video I created to promote small groups in the church. It was very well received and has been shown several different times in several different mediums.