Periscope, Facebook Live or Both?

Even though Facebook Live has been available on most personal accounts, it hasn’t been available on Pages until just recently. Well now that has changed as Facebook Live is out for most, if not all, Pages. Live stream has come to Facebook in full force now!

So now what?!? What should you do?  Should you keep on using Periscope and ignore Facebook Live to live stream your ministry events? Or should you start using Facebook Live and abandon Periscope? Or should you do both?  Watch this video find out.


The reality is live streaming is here to stay.  And while you will be able to live stream from your smartphone with ease, each social media platform will have their own live stream option.  That is why I would highly recommend you using both Periscope and Facebook Live.

What’s the reason for this recommendation? Simple.  Even though Facebook is the largest social media network out there, Periscope has a large audience base through Twitter.  You will reach different people with the different accounts.  That is why it is very important to keep experimenting with both and seeing who watches and what kind of traction you can get on both platforms.

The great news is with technology changing constantly, this is just the beginning of some great times where you can utilize technology for ministry.

How has your experience been with live stream? What platform you are using and why you are using it.  Share it below or on social media (using #ymsidekick in your tweet) and join the conversation. 

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Digital Missionary

Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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