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Connecting From Miles Away

Posted by Alyssa Carroll on

For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.

 Matthew 18:20

When my turn came up again to write the weekly blog I knew immediately what I wanted to share with my church family, University’s live stream. It may seem like a weird thing to want to talk about, but in communications we don’t have the opportunity to interact with people like other ministry areas. Live streaming has become our way of getting to connect with you.

At University we have been live streaming worship services for about six years. It started with the traditional and modern services and has grown into three services on Sunday mornings, Wednesday Night Pastor’s Bible Study, funerals and other special services throughout the year. This year we have averaged over 300 people each week, and it still seems to keep growing! 

What many may not realize is that some of our home-bound church family members aren’t physically able to be here on a Sunday morning or Wednesday night. Live stream has become their way to connect to what is happening at University and still feel a part of their church community.  We have heard many stories about people watching and feeling like they are still a part of church on Sunday mornings even though they aren’t physically able to be in the building. 

For us, this is the motivation. 

As we continue to improve and rethink what live stream can be in the future, our dream is to make our live streaming community a place where people feel God’s presence no matter where they are through music, liturgy, sermons, baptisms and community. A place where they can connect and share with others and still feel a part of what is happening in the life of University. 

Alyssa Carroll

If you have questions about live stream or would like assistance let me know! Email me at


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