Do you no longer record your sermons because it’s just too cumbersome?
People forgetting to turn the tape deck on or turn the cassette over?
The death of recorded sermons
I talked with some pastor friends this week.
It was like a virus had infected them all.
They said they no longer record their sermons because
ITS JUST TOO MUCH
TROUBLE TO MESS WITH CASSETTES.
- Poor quality,
- Difficult and slow duplication, and
- People forget to flip the tape after 30 minutes and you loose your recording.
- Sermons get half recorded,
- Horrible audio,
- The machine might eat the only master.
- Can’t find people to give cassettes to after wasting time duplicating them.
People want copies of meaningful sermon audio, but for many churches, it’s just another horribly expensive task.
Get your Sermon audio on-line in under 30 minutes
I also spoke with a pastor who found a workaround that makes this
- really easy
- (and cheap!)
So I’ve put this little video together to show you how to jump start the recording and distribution of your sermons
- in less than 30 minutes after you record it, and
- for under $100 in equipment costs.
(Rss Readers, click to see: How to Record a Sermon and put it on your website.)
Resources for easy sermon capture:
- The one I Use: Sony ICD-UX71 Digital Voice Recorder with 1GB Flash Memory
- Red one: Sony ICD-UX71RED Digital Voice Recorder with 1GB Flash Memory
Why record your sermons and put them on-line?
There are plenty of benefits of recording and putting your sermons as an MP3 at your website.
- Your members can get into the archive at any time and listen via their computer or download it to a device.
- The links to the sermon audio can be emailed and shared in social networks.
- Your members who are out of town can listen to the sermon on-line.
- Your members who have moved away can still hear your sermons online or through their downloads
- Visitors can catch up on prior sermons online in the series.
- Visitors can get a sample of your preaching style.
- The Word of God is distributed and God can use it wherever people choose to listen.
- Your archives are on-line for 24 hour global access.
- No more additions to a clumsy tape storage system.
Some programs and add-on services are available for your website like RSS feeds that subscribers will receive your new sermons automatically.
By providing fresh content for your website, you’re drawing search engine traffic.
Some of your sermons will be very evangelistic, and who knows how God will use those sermons.
Your archives are “space less” meaning no physical cassettes to store, and no CDs to stack and keep from scratching.
With sermon recording now this easy and inexpensive, perhaps it’s time to start getting the Word back out there with some low cost recorders.
Final Disclosure: If you place an order through any of these through my link to amazon, I will receive some compensation from Amazon. It’s my tip jar.Related posts: