Coming to your computer via live streaming: The Kentucky WMU Annual Meeting

Each year we hear from people who for various reasons are not able to attend the Kentucky WMU Annual Meeting. We have wished for a way to record and post the meeting sessions. Now an even better option has become available – live streaming.

Thanks to Larry Brannin, Media Department Director for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, we plan to live stream this year’s general sessions. Live streaming requires not only a camera to capture the meeting, but software to encode the meeting and a fast enough internet connection at the site to upload the video feed to the internet. Larry is coming with the cameras and computer. Brenda Smith has set up the pages where viewers can watch each session. We believe that the internet connection speed at Central Baptist Church is adequate.

While we first want every person who can to attend Annual Meeting in person, we also hope for a great following on the web. Our prayer is that all will go as planned and that even more people can join in the Annual Meeting.

Here is how it works.  A separate link has been set up for each session. You can click on any of the links below and you will be taken to a page with a clock counting down to that session. The live feed is set to start about 15 minutes before the start time of each session. You can join us before the session to hear Larry Lee play the piano and to see folks coming into the session. There will be several cameras capturing the meeting. We hope that viewers can see, hear, and feel the energy of the meeting.

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1379570/1WMU14
Fri Apr 4, 2014 9:45am EDT — Fri Apr 4, 2014 12:00pm EDT   (Central time: 8:45-11:00 a.m.)

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1379570/2WMU14
Fri Apr 4, 2014 2:00pm EDT — Fri Apr 4, 2014 4:30pm EDT   (Central time: 1:00-3:30 p.m.)

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1379570/3WMU14
Fri Apr 4, 2014 6:45pm EDT — Fri Apr 4, 2014 9:00pm EDT  (Central time: 5:45-8:00 p.m.)

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1379570/4WMU14
Sat Apr 5, 2014 9:45am EDT — Sat Apr 5, 2014 12:30pm EDT  (Central time 8:45-11:30 a.m.)

Excitement about the 2014 Kentucky WMU Annual Meeting is growing. Melissa Logsdon-Young posted on Facebook: “12 days, 10 hours & 40 minutes until the KY WMU Annual Meeting, but who’s counting? Oh, yeah, I AM! I can’t wait!”  The responses to her post indicated the excitement of others as well as the distress of several who cannot be with us.  We are very pleased that live streaming makes it possible for many more to join in this exciting missions event!

Please join me in expressing thanks to Larry Brannin and the Kentucky Baptist Convention Communications Department for making live streaming possible for us. We are grateful for the Cooperative Program which makes this kind of support and cooperation possible! Please pray for this effort and all of the technological details that must all work together. Pray also for the meeting itself, speakers, conference leaders and participants. Annual Meeting is not about the meeting, but rather about outcomes. We are praying for outcomes that will literally be felt around the world.  We pray that we can look back to this meeting at some point in the future and see how God was at work using the meeting as a catalyst for His Kingdom purposes.

I hope you will join us in Winchester – in person or via live streaming. Be there!

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  1. This is amazing. So thankful for this opportunity for so many to be a part of the meeting. It is always a great time and don’t want to miss any of it.

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