Aug 26, 2016

Tips for Using Facebook Live for Your Children's Ministry

If you haven't noticed yet, Facebook now offers live streaming video for users.  That's, live streaming video.  And the cool thing, once you're done streaming, you can post the video on your page.  There are so many possibilities this opens up for your children's ministry.  Let's look at a few tips for using Facebook Live.

Announcing It
You can build anticipation by creating a live, streaming event and inviting people to it.  People can also tap on the Follow button on live and posted videos and opt-in to get notifications the next time you go live.  

Accessing It
Check to make sure that you have a strong signal before going live.  WiFi tends to work best, but if you can't find a nearby network, you'll want a 4G connection.  If you have weak signal, the 'Go Live' button will be grayed out.

  • Open Facebook with your phone or tablet. 
  • Make sure your sound/mic is turned up.
  • Click Status. 
  • Choose "Live Video."
  • Choose your privacy setting. (public, friends, friends except, etc.)
  • Name your video.
  • Click the "Go Live" button.  Your broadcast can be up to 90 minutes long. 
  • You can see how many people are watching your video live.
  • Interact with viewers and commenters
  • Once your broadcast is done, click to end it and then click the "post" button if you want to save it and post it to your page.
Applying It
There are lots of ways you can use Facebook Live for your ministry.  How about...
  • Video training for your volunteers
  • Streaming your services
  • Parenting classes during the week
  • Communicating upcoming events and announcements during the week
  • Streaming events or special programs
  • Connecting with volunteers during the week
If you'd like to see a few of the ways I've used Facebook live, you can check out my page here

Your turn.  The floor is yours.  What are some other ideas for using Facebook Live?  Share with us in the comment section below.



Practicing playing a piano makes for a better piano player. Practicing basketball will lead to becoming a more accomplished player. Practicing most things is a good thing. Practicing sin leads to forfeiting entrance to the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (NKJV)

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. )NKJV)

The clear message is that Christians were washed clean from sin and that they need to stop practicing sin.

If you are a Christian or not a Christian you need to stop practicing sin. How much practice is necessary to be a competent sinner?

Non Christians need to have their sins washed away. How? By Faith: John 3:16 Repentance: Acts 2:38 Confession: Romans 10:9 Water Immersion: Acts 2:38. Then, they need to stop practicing sin.


1 John 1:7-10 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from sin. 8 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him liar, and His word is not in us. (NKJV)

Being a Christian, who on occasion, sins is not the same as continuing to practice sin. God says those who practice sin will not inherit the kingdom of God.


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We have used FB live to advertise a kids crusade and for kids night in the main sanctuary. We have an goal to increase our attendance to 50 kids during a regular Sunday morning Kids service. When we get there I told the kids I would shave my head. The tip on advertising an up coming event will work well for that

That's awesome James. Thanks for sharing. Head shave...the things we do for kid's ministry. Love it.

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