Livestream the Seattle Campus Services – While the installation of our sanctuary cameras came back in the fall, there has been an ongoing series of upgrades to support digital ministry with a few more to come. We now have the capacity to livestream the services from the sanctuary to be viewed anywhere you’ve got internet access. This livestream will begin on Sunday, December 26, and will continue for all future Sunday morning services.
Here is the link to the livestream.
What you can expect: The livestream will capture the broadcast led by our awesome volunteer tech team. It will start prior to the prelude, a little before the service begins, and end after the postlude. This is a raw feed without edits. It is the same feed that has been available in the lounge and library at our Seattle campus.
What you won’t have: Because of how we are setting up the livestream, there won’t be live chat during the service. There also won’t be any pastoral hosting of the stream, as we’ve been doing for digital worship. Right now, this is a window into what’s happening and won’t be “outward facing.” We won’t post the raw feed on YouTube or Facebook and after the service it won’t be accessible.
Our Digital Campus – As we’ve transitioned through this fall you’ve noticed we’ve gone to talking about our Seattle campus and our digital service. These are intentional choices. Because worship in our building is happening in the sanctuary and in the lounge and in the library it really is throughout the campus. And since we made these accommodations to respond to Covid-19 and support families and others making choices about returning, we don’t want to call it a sanctuary service when it is happening throughout the building. We don’t call it in-person worship because worshipping at home is still embodied, we are still in our personhood. We just aren’t gathered together. Since early on our online services are digital movies written, produced, edited, and distributed each week. The care and creativity that goes into this experience is why we started with a 5pm service that is curated with pieces from the Seattle campus and submissions for the online community. With all of our investment in staffing and technology, we see our ministry growing on our digital campus. We have digital worship and Bible study, meetings, prayer circle, pastoral care, youth group, and game nights. Sometimes these are hybrid experiences but often there are things that are only happening online – what is becoming our digital campus.