Have you heard about churches all over the world doing live streams of their church services? While live streaming a church service is controversial to some (because they believe it should not replace attending church in person), sometimes it’s an extremely helpful way for those who are traveling, ill, homebound, or otherwise unable to attend church in person to connect with other Christians over a message given by a pastor.
Does your church live stream a service? Leave us a note in the comments so that others can listen in! Or, if your church doesn’t do a streamed service, the next time you’re sick on a Sunday, tune in and listen to one of the following services:
North Point Church
North Point in Alpharetta, Georgia has about 39,000 people attending their church each Sunday and does a live broadcast of their 9am and 11am services (Central Time). Their head pastor is Andy Stanley and their messages are generally on topics or themes that the church is studying that week. To tune in this Sunday, click here.
Located in Lake Forest, California, Saddleback Church is a popular church that has about 25,000 people attend each Sunday. Their head pastor is Rick Warren, who you may recognize as the author of the book The Purpose Driven Life. This church actually has a dedicated online church. To listen to a service, click here.
Willow Creek Community Church
Willow Creek Community Church offers several live streamed services from their Chicago, Illinois campus. Choose from Saturday night at 5:30 or Sunday morning at 9:00 or 11:15 Central Time. This church was founded by Bill Hybels and has about 24,000 attendees. Click here to tune in to their live streamed services.
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Ebenezer Baptist Church is famous because both Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his father preached with its walls as Senior and Co-pastors. Today it has a live streamed service and also an app that lets people all around the world tune in. Click here to learn more and tune in this Sunday.
Abyssinian Baptist Church
Abyssinian Baptist Church, located in Harlem, New York City, offers streaming at 10:30 on Sundays Eastern Time. ABC is very actively invested in improving surrounding communities within Harlem and their current head pastor is Calvin O. Butts. To watch a service this Sunday, click here.