It’s not your typical church service. That’s because, for some, they’re worshipping from the comfort of their own homes.
We here at the station use it, celebrity’s use it, and even your social media connections do as well, Facebook Live.
Trinity Fellowship, one of the bigger churches in Amarillo has also joined in on the trend, and in doing so, their executive pastor of communication says, they’ve noticed their online viewership increasing.
Bree Proffitt, Trinity Fellowship’s Executive Pastor of Communications says that on average each of their Facebook Live videos gets between 5 to 7 thousand views per weekend, and their reach is much higher than that. Sometimes in the tens of thousands.
“That’s really where people are and that they are seeing us come across their feed,” says Proffitt, “and even if they’re just connecting with us for a second, that’s a touch. We want to engage with people and we want to connect with them, and so far it seems like it’s really successful.”
Despite tapping into the online audience, Proffitt says they’ve also seen an increase in physical attendance across all of their campuses.
Proffitt also tells us they’ve met people in their services who have first connected with them online and then came to church in person.
We also spoke to a member of Path Point Fellowship and she tells us they have a Facebook page, but she prefers to go in person because she likes the experience of just being there.