Every unit of Bible Studies for Life has a promotional video that goes along with it. Maybe you’ve seen them: The iPhone getting squeezed in the vise for “Pressure Points.” Stuff crashing into other stuff for “When Relationships Collide.” They are well-produced, thought-provoking, and memorable. Our goal in putting these videos together was to help churches who may not have huge video budgets or media teams promote what small groups will be studying. What better way to help connect the guy who may only be coming to your church’s worship service than to show a short “commercial” for what small groups all over the church will be studying?
But there are some other ways to use these videos that you may not have thought about. Here are a couple:
- Email them to people in your small group. On the Bible Studies For Life YouTube channel, you can select the “share” option in the upper-right hand corner of the video screen. This will give you the link to the video. Paste that link into an email, and you now have an eye-catching promotional tool for your next small group study. So even if everyone in your church isn’t studying the same material, or your church doesn’t have a video projector, or your worship style isn’t really geared toward showing videos on Sunday morning, you can still get the word out to your small group members (or potential members).
- Embed them on your church’s website. Underneath the video itself on YouTube, click “embed.” This will open up a window of HTML code that looks like this:
Copy and paste the HTML code for use on your church’s website. You can also download the videos from the Media page of the Bible Studies For Life Blog, then upload them to your church’s server. Remember that your church’s website is the welcome mat for your church. First time guests have already studied your website to get a feel for what your church is like. These promotional videos are a great way to let folks know what small groups are studying, as well as preview what the worship series is about, if your pastor chooses to use the free sermon outlines we provide.
3. Access them from the Bible Studies for Life App. Yes, there is an app for this! Our app, available right now in the iTunes App store (and very soon for Android… stay tuned!) has the promotional videos built in. Tap on “intro video” from the Menu screen, and… voila! This way, you can show co-workers or neighbors a preview of what your small group or church is studying, with or without an Internet connection!
As you can see, there are lots of possibilities for making the most of these short clips. And these are just a few of the videos we offer on the Bible Studies for Life YouTube channel. We are committed to doing everything we can to make these studies the most relevant, easy-to-use, and easy-to-promote curriculum your church has ever experienced!