In most areas, the church is the center of its community. In order to strengthen this relationship and to make sure that your flock to not get bored and wander away from their God, you will have to watch over them closely and provide them with reasons to get even more involved within the church and the events and sermons that are going on.
Encourage them to take part in sermons
Indeed, handing over part of your sermon for a member of your flock to read their favorite passage or even say a bit about the topic that your sermon is based on will not only give your voice a well-earned breather but will make that particular individual swell with pride and responsibility. If you ensure that you have different members of your flock reading or talking each week, you will find that soon your flock will be fully engaged,thinking about what they themselves could bring of value to your sermons.
Obviously, you will have to make sure that you plan your sermons well in advance and let your parishioners know what the topics for certain weeks will be about so that they have time to prepare and bring you the information or selections that they wish to share with your congregation for your approval before their big day.
Reach out to those that cannot make it to church
Unfortunately, not everyone can make it all the time to a place of worship for their chosen deity, and in these cases, it is important that their church make an effort to reach out to them. This can be carried out in a multitude of different ways, but the best way is to have a live podcast of your sermons so that those that cannot make it can still feel that they are there and able to take part. This can be very important to those that cannot attend as for most, it is a time when they can see others, catch up on gossip and know what has been said, as well as enjoy the atmosphere, sermons, and any songs that are being sung.
For you toconnect with your community with church streaming software, all you will need is streaming software, a camera, and a microphone.All your parishioners require is a way of viewing it in the comfort of their own home by either computer, laptop, tablet, smart TV, or cell phone.
Take your church to your flock
It is a sad thing that there are still those in this world that do not have access to the technology or the knowledge required to use it in order to watch your sermons being streamed live or even recorded at a later date or time.
In these cases, the best thing that you can do is take your church to them, whether this in the form of taking technology with you so that they can watch your podcast or whether you are happy to speak with them on a one-to-one basis about the sermon you gave and speak to them as regards any religious issues or questions that they may have.