Once-and-done uploading of sermon podcasts and notes to your Sermon Player, Mobile Web App and Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) Page.
I have tried numerous solutions for my website needs and stumbled upon Online Church Solutions a few months ago. After talking with Mark, I felt the inexpensive commitment was worth trying yet another solution. When I did, I was amazed. I was able to completely rebuild our site (44 pages) in a matter of hours. After discussing with Mark the only small drawback I ran into, he redesigned the feature going far beyond what I had talked to him about.
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 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 optional sermon notes PDF ready to upload; enter Title, Speaker, etc., and you're done! Don't know how to record your sermon? You can do this yourself with no sound board, and you don't need another person to help. Check out our Quick Start for Sermon Recording and Editing.
You receive online hosting 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.
A responsive 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. View the Sermon Player live on one of our client's websites.
For Apple Podcasts users, your message will also appear on your church or ministry's very own Apple Podcasts page. Our software takes care of sending this to Apple for you, so no need to update in several places. We can even help you set up your page.
Podcasts require an XML RSS Feed in order to update podcast directories and other subscribers that you have a new sermon. Our system automatically generates that for you, and we haven't had a broken feed since our system was originally written in 2005.
After the message is uploaded, it automatically and instantly appears in our recent messages plugin on your OCS website (not available for Standalone Podcast clients), 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.[/LIST-ITEM]