SundayU Magazine | 4/24/2019 | Justin Dean
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The goal of most churches is to spread the gospel to as many as people as possible. This can include people within their current congregation, potential new church members, and people in other parts of the world that can’t physically be present at the place of worship. A great way to get in front of a bigger audience is for churches to have the audio of their sermons transcribed.

For the uninitiated, sermon transcription is simply the process of turning a spoken sermon into written text. There are a number of reasons churches should be doing this on a weekly basis:

Reasons - Audio - Sermons - Individuals - Access

One of the most important reasons to have the audio from your sermons transcribed is to enable hearing-impaired individuals to access your content. According to the World Health Organization, more than 360 million people, 5% of the world’s population, have disabling hearing loss. Of adults over the age of 65, nearly one-third have disabling hearing loss.

Individuals that don’t speak English as a first language may struggle to follow audio sermons due to the speed at which they’re spoken. They may also have an imperfect comprehension of the spoken language. Having a transcript of the sermon allows them to read along at their own pace and also gives them the ability to copy and paste unfamiliar words or phrases into online translators.

People - Sermon - Information - Points - Spoken

For most people, reading a sermon is much faster than listening to one. Some prefer to scan information and pull out the main points rather than listening to every spoken word. Giving people the option to read or listen to your sermons caters to their personal preferences and exposes...
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