Both of these apps run on your iPhone and allow you to immediately start streaming video and audio from you phone.
Meerkat was well accepted and even got some usage by Jimmy Fallon this past week.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) March 23, 2015
I have tried out both apps and have some initial thoughts.
1. This Has The Potential to Be Huge
Everyone of these new technologies are a platform for communication and relationships. People using them is what makes them valuable. To be more precise, my friends using them is what makes them valuable. Right now it looks like people are really interested in this type of platform.
2. Use Cases for the Church
Obviously, any church can stream their worship service over this platform. That is a no brainer. You should do it this weekend like my friend Mike Neglia did last week.
@JoshTuransky we used meerkat to live stream last Sunday's service and were surprised to find out that 44 ppl watched! Pretty cool.
— ن//☧ (@mikeneglia) March 26, 2015
But beyond that, it is a great leadership tool. It gives church leaders an opportunity to communicate with their local congregation and with a global audience.
I think it also is a great tool for missionaries to give live updates from the field. It is another platform for connecting your local church with the missionaries that they support.
I would love to hear how you are using it for ministry or business. Leave a comment below.