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Realizing how much time people spend online, churches are streaming their services live on the Internet via their websites. It's become such a big trend that Jason Illian has coined the term "gigachurch" to describe mega churches who have made the transition to online video streaming. If you are reading this article right now, you know that the Internet plays a major role in our everyday lives. You most likely have a Facebook account, Twitter, or at the very least, you use email to communicate with family and friends. So it only makes sense that churches are now making it a point to have an online video stream of their services. Another reason churches like online video streaming is that it is cost-effective. A television broadcast is not in most people's budgets, but online video streaming is very affordable in comparison. All a church really needs to get started with video streaming is a video camera with streaming capabilities, a video streaming service, and a website. If the current trend continues with technology impacting our daily lives, more churches will jump on the video streaming bandwagon to reach people. Think of it as a new kind of evangelism: a digital evangelism.
Reference: Alicia Budich, CBS News: From Megachurch to "Gigachurch"