What The Church Can Learn From YouTube (Live, It’s Sunday Morning!)

I found these YouTube statistics online.  It has more than 2 billion views per day which is almost twice the prime-time audience of America’s three major broadcast networks combined.  More video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than all three U.S. networks created in 60 years. 

Wouldn’t it be something if the church could generate that kind of interest?  Perhaps the church could learn something from YouTube.

* YouTube recognizes that each human being has something of value to offer — a unique perspective.  They know that everybody has something to say, a song to sing, a message to get across; and the ability to communicate it.  They don’t try to control the content of their site, but allow people to use their own judgment in what they post.  Perhaps the church should value people enough to trust them to have something important to say.

* A YouTube slogan is “Broadcast Yourself.”  They give anybody the opportunity to make and upload videos; to broadcast their ideas and creativity to the world.  The church, however, tends to only allow one person to share his ideas, week after week, and requires everybody else to listen.  Perhaps churches could begin to invite people to “broadcast yourself.” 

Actually, the church can outdo YouTube.  YouTube allows people to post recorded videos, however, the church could allow people on Sunday mornings to present actual, eyeball-to-eyeball, encouragement, songs, prayers, testimonies, and instruction.  They could call it, Sunday Morning Live

Will this idea work?  You bet!  It works for YouTube, why wouldn’t it work for a church?  Would you like to experience Sunday Morning Live where people openly share what God has put on their heart?  It is happening in Nashville, Tennessee, Sundays at 10:45am, at 225 Berry Street, 37207 at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center. 

Come and see the excitement that the YouTube idea produces in church.  You’ll be glad you did!

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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5 Responses to What The Church Can Learn From YouTube (Live, It’s Sunday Morning!)

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  2. rosa m craft says:

    first i pray for all those who are lost,may they find salvation through our lord jesus christ.oh what a joy and a precious life it is now living and raising our children to be godly and not worldly. my request prayer is this,although i know because my god has promised me already through his grace the desires of my heart(i usally dont ask for material things)i have asked the lord for a safe,beautiful,and new home.i know he has already prepared it for us as i walk in faith,will you also pray and agree with me that this will come to pass very soon for i belieave that through his grace as i ask, i shall recieve and recive in abudents.and as i also always pray, please pray this also for me that my children,husband and myself will always live for ,through, and with god and the hoy spirit leading us the whole way to pleaes our lord fulling his purpose for our lifes and if i can pray for you and or others please let me know it is always an honor for me to go to my lord in prayer for my sisters and brothers. many thanks and lots of love.
    rosa m craft
    child of god

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