Introduction to Sermons

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If you have a service on a regular basis, your congregants can watch and chat about that service at any time on Church Center.

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In order to have access to Sermons, you must be subscribed to the level of Publishing that includes Sermons.

The Sermons page is a built-in page on Church Center that has links to each of your church's video channels.


Each channel page hosts episodes, which can include live-streams and a library of pre-recorded videos. Episodes can be organized into series.


Watching Sermons on Church Center

Live videos can be scheduled to run at a set time for everyone to watch together, and then the videos can be posted later to the library for anytime viewing.


When viewing a live video episode on Church Center Web, people can access posted resources at any time, whether or not they are logged in.


People who are logged into Church Center web or mobile can chat about a live sermon with anyone who is signed in, and group members can switch to Group Chat to chat with other members of their group if messaging is turned on for the group.


Setting Up Sermons in Publishing

Sermon channels are set up from the Admin side of Publishing.

Create a channel for each service or video collection that you want to host on your site.


Each live-stream or prerecorded video is scheduled as a separate episode that's assigned to one of the channels you've created. Episodes can also include resources that relate to the video episode.


Episodes can be organized into series.


Viewing Channel Stats

From a channel's Stats tab, you can see how your congregation is engaging with your live and recorded videos.

First, select the time period that you want to view.


Select either the Library Watch Count or Live Watch Count tab to view average and total views for each video. Hover over a specific date to see how many people watched on that date.

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