Our Only Add-On: $75/year
Since 2005, our personally created podcast software, customized user interface and sermon player has grown into a powerful, once-and-done uploading tool with no knowledge of podcasting or RSS feeds necessary. It seamlessly integrates into your website with the Sermon Player, Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) Page, Recent Messages Plugin and Mobile Web App that all come with your Online Church Solutions website package. Our online software maintains your podcast feed for you. Just have your sermon MP3 and sermon notes PDF ready to upload, enter Title, Speaker, etc., and you're done! Because of the bandwidth-heavy nature of streaming MP3s, we do have to charge an extra $75 per year if you wish to add this service to your Online Church Services Account.
What you get:
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You receive online hosting with us (Apple Podcasts [formerly iTunes] does not host podcasts or feeds
) for a year’s worth of MP3 audio sermons (in other words, 52) and the unmetered bandwidth to share them online. Not sure how to create an MP3 file? We’ll provide video tutorials, necessary software and step-by-step instructions to get you on your way. Need more storage for sermons? Contact us for pricing.
Our software lives in the cloud so you don't need to install programs. All you need is an Internet connection and your recorded sermons to get started.
An HTML5 Sermon Player is provided for your website in several formats and allows users to sort by All Messages, Speaker, Series, or just search all the messages. A pop-up player means people can listen while still looking at your church's website. While listening, they can also "Like" it on Facebook, automatically creating a player on their Facebook Wall with the message they are listening to, spreading the reach of your church. View the Sermon Player live
on one of our client's websites.
For Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) users, your message will also appear on your church or ministry's very own Apple Podcasts page. Because Apple Podcasts is essentially a searchable directory of podcasts, Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) does not host podcasts or feeds
. Our software takes care of sending this to the Apple Podcasts directory for you, so no need to update in several places. We can even help you set up your Apple Podcasts page.
Podcasts require an XML RSS Feed in order to update Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) and other subscribers that you have a new podcast sermon. Our system automatically generates that for you, and we haven't had a broken feed since our system was originally written in 2005.
We also provide you Listener Statistics so you can know how often a sermon has been listened to plus a geographical location of each listener.
Easily upload your Sermon Notes as a PDF file, though it isn’t a requirement if you only wish to upload sermons.
Your podcast will seamlessly integrate on the Mobile Web App that comes with your website, automatically updating as you upload sermons.
After the message is uploaded, it automatically and instantly appears in our recent messages plugin, allowing you to have up to three of your most recent messages on the front of your website. This will also show attached PDF notes to each message, and the audio can either be played right from your website, or downloaded for later.
Interested in video podcasting? We can provide that, too. Please contact us for more details and pricing.