Are your sermons dying too young? You have to record your message.
This the most important thing you can do to increase the life of your sermon. The majority of the other ideas in this series on Increasing Your Sermon’s Lifespan will springboard from this.
By not recording your preaching you are watching it die. You could have saved it, but you didn’t.
There are two ways to record a sermon. I recommend doing both.
Camera: If you don’t have one, buy a good HD Video Camera (like this one). Don’t think of it as an expense. It is an investment that will yield a great return.
You can go expensive for top quality professional camera, or you can stick to a budget. Don’t worry. You can still get high quality video from a relatively inexpensive camera. Just make sure the camera that records in 1080 HD, and has at least 10x zoom (since you will probably be recording from the back of the auditorium).
Lighting: You will want to make sure that you have plenty of lighting on the stage. A poorly lit stage will make for a bad recording. If you walk around while preaching, you will also want to test for dark spots. Some areas of your stage will probably be better lit than others.
You want light pointing directly at your face. Continue Reading…