FACEBOOK has announced that it will begin live-streaming Easter Sunday church services through it’s social media platform.
But why is it doing that and how can I watch the church service live stream? Here’s the lowdown…
Alamy Facebook’s decision to stream the church service was made in a bid to boost congregation numbers
Why is Facebook streaming the church service?
Facebook’s decision to stream the church service was made in a bid to boost congregation numbers.
The digital push is aimed at increasing the number of church-goers, with Sunday service attendance in decline nationally.
The Church of England says it is on target to train nearly 2,000 church teams with digital skills.
Facebook’s live stream will also produce high-end videos for Instagram and Facebook to boost engagement.
But it says the “worshipping community” – a measure of those people who regularly attend church – increased in 2017 to 1.14 million people, 20% of whom were aged under 18.
Latest figures, for 2017, also show the number of people attending Christmas services increased by 3.4% to 2.68 million, reported KLfm967.
Credit: incamerastock / Alamy Stock Photo Facebook will begin live streaming church services from today onward
How can I watch the church service live stream?
Find a Facebook Live video by going to the business page – in this case your chosen church’s live stream – and scrolling to the top of their feed.
You should see a video playing, which you can watch on mobile or desktop.
Click the video to enter viewing mode.
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When is it?
Facebook will begin live streaming church services from today onward, and will be an annual thing in the coming years.