Churches choose to keep streaming virtually in addition to in-person services (includes video story)

Churches have started to welcome back their guests in person while following CDC recommendations, but many places of worship have also decided to offer a safer option for their congregations by streaming their services. 

“We’ve tried to make it as comfortable as possible for people- we never want anything to come between someone wanting to come to church,” said Jason Callahan, creative pastor at Brave Church.

Some churches were in need of guidance in navigating the digital world, and Knovos Audio decided to shift its operations to help those in need. Before the pandemic, their focus was only installing sound equipment for in-person events. Their company took on the task of installing streaming equipment and giving workshops for places of worship on how to use the equipment properly. They even offer to stream events. 

“Since the pandemic, everything changed because churches started doing live streams like never before. So we had to move quickly and start focusing on all the equipment you need to broadcast live,” said Jean Casiano of Knovos Audio. 

It seems the decision of many churches to stream their services may become a more permanent and accessible alternative to attending in-person gatherings.

Juan Ortiz Orengo is a junior at Florida International University and is currently studying digital communications and media. He works as a freelance photographer in his free time and hopes to graduate and achieve his goal of working in a broadcast studio.

Nataly Nales Romero was born and raised in Bayamón, PR. She is majoring in TV production with a concentration in Film Studies while working as a desk assistant for the department of Student Affairs. After graduating, she hopes to move back to Puerto Rico to work for a local production company as a production assistant and eventually a producer.