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THE PODCAST HAS BEEN AROUND AS LONG AS THE NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.
Only it was called “audioblogging” until about 2004 when the Guardian newspaper coined the phrase. Check my math here.
Today - Thousands - Podcasts - Entertainers - Churches
But today there are thousands of podcasts out there from entertainers, churches, storytellers, true crime enthusiasts, comedians, gamers, and more. So why should a church get involved in podcasting?
Because it’s CLEARLY something people want to listen to and it’s never been easier or more affordable to do really well. Unlike video, a podcast can be consumed while doing other things like exercising or driving and you can pass on big ideas because it feels more like a one-to-one medium, rather than a one-to-many experience.
Fact - Church - Communications - Podcast - Seminary
In fact, if you haven’t yet, check out my church communications podcast, The Seminary of Hard Knocks.
There are basically two kinds of podcasts that churches are doing right now that can be incredible ways to get content that helps people know Jesus to your people in an easy way.
Sermon/messages - Recordings - Music - Ends - ITunes
The most common is the sermon/messages podcast. This is where you basically take your sermon recordings, maybe pop a little intro/outro music on the ends, and push it to iTunes.
The other is on the rise in the church space and it’s the conversational/interview podcast. This is where you have a guest and a host or an interviewer and an interviewee talk about topics that matter to your listeners or provide sermon extras, etc.
Today - Start - Guide - People
Today I’m going to give you a best-practices/quick start guide for both so you can start using podcasting to reach your people like never before.
Record sermons using a direct line out from your soundboard to your computer or capture device. Don’t use a room mic. If you video your sermons and feed the audio, you can pull that as your podcast audio in...
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