Do you use video during worship? Would you use it to drive home a point in your message?
I would use video more if it wasn’t so terrible. Personally I would rather have a black background for worship slides than a running stream, or mountain scene.
I hope that we are past the days of cheesy video backgrounds. One website called Lightstock is a supporter of youth ministry media, and we love their content. Lightstock has the best stock photos online. I love that I didn’t have to say the best christian stock photo website online. Lightstock is simply the best. It has the best photographers, and the best content. If you disagree, take a moment to check them out.
With that said, Lightstock is moving into stock footage. They are launching on November 12, and I am excited how we can use this in our youth ministry. I have a few ideas already.
Here is how we might try to use stock footage:
1. Backgrounds for worship. We don’t do this, but we should. I think we will test this when the footage comes out. I am curious if it is a distraction or not.
2. Moving backgrounds teaching time. I like the idea of visually capturing an idea with a clip. I am still trying to figure out the best way to use keynote or slides during a talk. I am terrible at it, and I think churches do a terrible job of relaying a message visually.
How else do you use stock footage in your youth ministry?
You can check out the stock footage promo here from lightstock.