8 Simple Tips To Create Short Smart Phone Ministry Videos (Our First How-To Video!)

Welcome to our first-ever How-To Video! In this short presentation I walk through 8 essential tips that will help you create better, more effective short-form videos for your church or ministry.
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Welcome to our first-ever How-To Video!

In this short presentation I walk through 8 essential tips to create better, more effective short-form videos for your church or ministry.

Scroll down for information about more How-To Videos coming soon!

Why How-To Videos?

Over the past year, churches have had to adjust to some huge new realities very quickly and I’ve been delighted to see how churches have adapted so well.

But, let’s face it, it’s harder in a small church. We don’t have a staff or tech team, so there are a lot of small church pastors trying to figure out our new technical realities with varying degrees of success.

Even as we (hopefully) come to the end of the pandemic, we’re still facing years of doing ministry in ways we never had to consider before.

So, starting today we’ll present a series of How-To Videos with simple step-by-step processes that teach essential technical skills to help you meet today’s changing pastoral situations, including

  • How to set up a Zoom videoconference (create a free account, use helpful tools like chat and screensharing, etc.)
  • How to use YouTube (create a free account, upload a video, create a playlist, etc.)
  • How to shoot better video Bible Studies
  • How to create an inexpensive church website

and more.

Eventually, we’ll also create videos with non-technical tips on preaching, pastoring, leadership and more, but for the next few months we’ll focus on immediate technical needs. And since we’re not tech experts ourselves, we’ll present them in a way that anyone with basic computer skills can understand.

“How-To Tuesdays” Are Here!

Every Tuesday you’ll get a new How-To Video right here at KarlVaters.com.

If you’d like to get videos earlier, click here to subscribe to our weekly email. Most of our “How-To Tuesday” videos will be sent to subscribers on the Friday before, giving you a four-day head start.

You can also subscribe to the KarlVaters.com YouTube Channel and get every video as soon as it’s up.

Coming Next

Our next two How-To Videos are

Got Any Ideas?

Are there any technical skills you’d like to know about that we haven’t mentioned? If we can figure it out, we’ll create a How-To Video.

Also, if you click here to subscribe to our free weekly newsletter you’ll get a link to all our How-To Videos on Friday, a full four days before everyone else!

Finally, if you become a Patreon Partner for as little as $3 a month, you can help us continue to put these resources into the hands of the ministries that need them the most.

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6 thoughts on “8 Simple Tips To Create Short Smart Phone Ministry Videos (Our First How-To Video!)”

  1. This was nice! Thanks. One I’d suggest is downloading a high quality picture from unsplash.com and using simple editing to write an announcement/slide/socialpost on top of it. Takes minutes but looks great. I use a Mac so its quite easy, not sure for pc.

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