Video is the forerunner when it comes to digital content.
- People watch one billion hours of videos on YouTube every day.
- Approximately 97.8% of 18 to 24-year-olds consider themselves active digital video viewers. 96.2% of 12 to 17-year-olds say the same. And 63.8% of seniors aged 65 and above consume video content.
- 54% of consumers desire to see more video content from the brands and businesses they support and love.
- Online videos make up more than 82% of all consumer internet traffic—15 times higher than it was in 2017.
- Mobile video consumption rises by 100% every year.
These statistics show one major trend: video content isn’t just the future. It’s right now. While it won’t completely replace text, video plays a crucial role in engaging communities online.
Most churches are already using videos to tell or enhance the stories told from the stage each week.
Now churches can use videos to tell stories and drive deeper engagement with Pushpay’s custom app and Resi’s in-app media player. You can deliver your video content—messages, devotionals, worship sessions, training, and more—directly to your congregation anytime and anywhere!
Expand Your Reach
A sermon on Sunday mornings can reach the hearts of the people sitting in the room. But you don’t have to be limited by the size of your building or the number of seats you have. With an in-app media player, you can stream video content straight to your congregation through your church’s own custom app wherever they are.
Whether congregants are sick, out of town, moved away, or just not able to get out the door early Sunday morning, they can still be a part of the worship experience. Now they won’t miss a beat. Even if they’re tuning in virtually, your app can seamlessly mesh in-person church with online.
Make Messages Immersive
There are a million things fighting for people’s attention— yours, and your congregants. So how can you captivate them? There’s no need to bust out crazy dance moves or Hollywood-level stage designs (unless you want to). The answer is much simpler than that. Just help them take notes and read along.
People who take notes and read along not only stay engaged with a speaker, but also better process the words they’re hearing. With the new Resi media player, your app users can interact with text, write in fill-in-the-blank or user notes, look up Scripture, and read through PDFs, all while your video continues playing.
Stay Connected Beyond Sunday
Your church app is crucial in making your ministry accessible. It’s your community’s one-stop shop to explore, engage, and share your content. Use it to create space for people to connect any day of the week. Your church app can offer:
- Livestreamed sermons
- Extra devotionals and messages
- Interactive sermon notes
- Church events
- Photos and videos
- Mobile giving
- Group chats
With these features in your app, there are so many opportunities for you to keep the connection of Sunday morning going all week long. And when your ChMS is connected to your custom church app, members can send messages within their groups, create or register for events, and ask and respond to prayer requests.
Schedule a demo to see firsthand why Pushpay and Resi have the simplest solution for leaders to know, grow, and keep their people.
Stay tuned! We’re always looking to innovate and provide the tools you need to grow participation at your church—whatever that might look like.