Sermon Podcasting

Pastor Rob Guenther, Grace, Kenai, AK
I've been podcasting my sermons for several years now. I don't use anything special. I record on my iPhone with Dropvox when the sermon starts. When I hit stop, Dropvox uploads to my Dropbox folder. Then Wappwolf converts the file to an .mp3 when I get back to my computer at home, I open up the .mp3 with Audacity, add a pre-recorded intro and exit and upload it to our Finalweb site: www.GraceLutheranKenai.com/Podcast

I also submitted the subscription link to Stitcher and iTunes so they're available there, but most people listen through an email I send out each week. I write a brief intro to the sermon with links to download or stream included, copy and paste the sermon text, and and then email it to a list of my members, school families, prospects and friends (using Google groups). I also email it to my blog where it's automatically posted. (GraceLutheranKenai.blogspot.com) Then after emailing it out, I go to the blog and Google+, Tweet, and Facebook post (at our church page and at my personal page) the new blog entry. While it sounds like a lot, it only takes a few minutes and really gets the Word out. Just this week I got a message from a high school classmate (class of '96) who thanked me for the sermons he's been reading every week for a long time now. I figure that it doesn't pay too much to have a podcast unless you're going to let people know about it.

In Him,

Pastor Rob Guenther
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
47585 Ciechanski Road, Kenai, AK 99611
www.GraceLutheranKenai.com

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Perry Lund, Grace Lutheran, Oskaloosa, IA
I use the EdirolUA-1EXUSB Audio Interface to take mixer sound directly into a MacBook running Audacity setup next to the sound equipment area (the coat racks at the main entrance). After the service I save the Audacity file. When I get home, I edit and post the podcast.


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