List of Presbyterian Churches Live Streaming

Because of this novel coronavirus, the body of Christ is finding creative ways to stay in touch with the community virtually. Here is a list of churches that is live streaming services, Bible studies, group studies or other activities.

Keep in mind that each virtual event will look different. Remember that some congregations are just starting to use live streaming while other congregations use it year-round.

You don’t see your church on this list? please contact Kristen Schell at tech@lakemichiganpresbytery.org so that she can add you to this list!

Quick links to churches offering live streaming

Click on the church and it will jump to their section with more information.
Last updated: 3-26-2020

List of churches

Delta Presbyterian Church – Lansing

They post their service on Sundays on their website and share it on their Facebook page.

Eastminster Presbyterian Church – East Lansing

They live stream their service on Sunday at 10:00 am to their Facebook Page. They also live stream daily for prayers. They also do virtual bible studies via ZOOM.

Fairplain Presbyterian Church – Benton Harbor

They live stream their services on their website on Sundays at 9:30 am. Part of their service has automatic closed captioning on the PowerPoint.

First Presbyterian Church – Allegan

They live stream their service on Sundays at 10:30 am to their Facebook Page.

First Presbyterian Church – Decatur

They live stream their service on Sundays at 10 am to their Facebook Page. They also post encouraging or uplifting daily video updates.

First Presbyterian Church – Diamondale

They live stream their service on Sundays at 10 am to their Facebook Page. They also post helpful videos on that page.

First Presbyterian Church – Grand Haven

They live stream their service on Sundays at 10:00 am to their Facebook page. They also live stream their Wednesday evening Lenten Taize service at 6:00 pm. Devotions videos are posted daily.

Forest Hills Presbyterian Church – Grand Rapids

They live stream their service on Sunday at 9:30 am to their YouTube page. They also livestream their Sacred Space service on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm during Lent.

First Presbyterian Church – Holt

They live stream their service on Sunday at 10:30 am to their Facebook page. They also do live stream for a time of prayer. They do a livestream of story time for kids on Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm to their Facebook page.

First Presbyterian Church – Holland

They live stream their service on Sunday at 11 am to their YouTube page. They post yoga, story time reading for kids, and other helpful video on Facebook.

First Presbyterian Church – Ionia

They live stream their service on Sunday at 10 am to their Facebook page.

Jonesville First Presbyterian Church – Jonesville

They do daily livestream meditations on their Facebook Page.

Jackson First Presbyterian Church – Jackson

They live stream their service on Sundays at 10:00 am to their Facebook page. They also post their Midday prayers at 12:00 pm on Monday through Friday to their Facebook page.

First Presbyterian Church – Kalamazoo

They live stream their service on Sundays at 10:00 am to their YouTube page. They will post link on their Facebook page and website.

First Presbyterian Church – Lansing

They live stream their service on Sunday at 10:00 am to their YouTube page. The link will also be posted on their Facebook page.

First Presbyterian Church – Muskegon

They live stream their service on Sunday at 10:00 am to their Facebook page and Livestream. They do virtual fellowship time via ZOOM.

First Presbyterian Church – Niles

They broadcast their service on Sunday at 10:30 am to a radio station WNIL 1290AM – 107.5FM. Bulletins are posted on their website.

First Presbyterian Church – Paw Paw

They post their service on their website on their website. They also will post meditations on their Facebook page.

First Presbyterian Church – Richland

They live stream their service on Sundays at 9:45 am to their Facebook Page. They also live stream morning devotions on other days around 10:00 am and even story time for kids there too.

First Presbyterian Church – Schoolcraft

They live stream their service on Sundays at 10:00 am to their Facebook Page.

First Presbyterian Church – Stockbridge

They live stream their service on Sundays at 10:30 am to their Facebook Page.

Mount Hope Presbyterian Church – Lansing

They live stream their service on Sunday at 9:30 am to their Facebook page.

North Kent Presbyterian Church – Rockford

They live stream their services on Sunday at 11:00 am to their YouTube page. They also post the link on their Facebook Page.

Pennfield Presbyterian Church – Battle Creek

They live stream their services on Sunday at 10:00 am to their Facebook Page.

Spring Lake Presbyterian Church – Spring Lake

They live stream their services on Sunday at 9:00 am and 10:30 am to their Facebook page and Vimeo.

The Presbyterian Church of Okemos – Okemos

They live stream their service on Sunday at 10:00 am to their Facebook page and website.

The United Church of Big Rapids – Big Rapids

They live stream their service on Sunday at 9:30 am to their Facebook page and broadcast via WWBR-FM 100.9 on radio and online. They post sermon and audio on the website. Recordings of service is posted on the website.

Westminster Presbyterian Church – Grand Rapids

They live stream one service on Sunday at 11:00 am to their YouTube page. The link will be labeled as ‘Westminster Presbyterian Live Stream” and it will be become available about 5 minutes before the service begins.

Westminster Presbyterian Church – Jackson

They live stream their service on Sunday 10:00 am via ZOOM. Check their Facebook page for instructions on how to join in.

Want to know how to do live streaming?

Live streaming services options

In order to live stream, your church will need:

  • video(s) source
  • audio(s) source
  • access to internet (has to be fast enough to handle the stream)
  • laptop or desktop computer (sometimes tablet or smartphone will work)
  • application to connect your church’s live recording to an online streaming platform.

You can live stream through VimeoYouTubeFacebook, Zoom and other third party online applications. Facebook and YouTube streaming are free. Other live streaming services has a subscription based model like VimeoDaCastBoxcastStreamspotStreamingChurch.TVSermonCast, or StreamingVideoProvider.

Keep in mind, when live streaming, broadcasting or recording your service, you need to comply with copyright laws even within a church context. Make sure you have the license and permission to play music on livestream too. Most songs are on OneLicense or CCLI.

Ultimate guide to live streaming services

An easy guide that gives an overall picture of what is needed and what needs to happen to livestream.


Do you want to do something super simple?

You can livestream doing something as basic as using your phone on Facebook Live. Learn how to do this here. The downside is that the video and audio quality is dependent on the smartphone and how much it picks up. You’ll want to make sure it’s plugged in so that it doesn’t die in the middle of the service!

Do you want something a little more advanced?

You can buy a software for your computer like vMix which connects your streaming content to livestreaming platform. It’s good to use if you want to be able to switch between different cameras, audio sources, show PowerPoint slides, videos, WHILE you’re livestreaming. It’s like having a production team.

Can I use Zoom to stream or host Sunday service, bible studies or other gatherings?

You can. It’s not free but it’s low cost per month. See pricing on their website. You can also contact our Office Manager, Sharon, to use the Presbytery’s zoom account to host a meeting free of charge. Email her at office@lakemichiganpresbytery.org. Keep in mind that currently, we can only host up to 100 participants at this time.

The nice thing about Zoom is that people can see each other face-to-face and interact with each other over video or phone call. Is meeting online a new thing for you? Here’s 10 tech tips for meeting online.

If you or a member of your church is not sure how to use Zoom? Use this handy guide that is in a PDF format. It has step by step instructions on how to use it.

Do you want to be able to caption your livesteam?

Ai-Media will do live captions to your livestream via YouTube, Zoom, Facebook or Livestream. It’s manually captioned by a person so it’s more likely to be 98.5% accurate. They charge by per minute.

Some of the subscription based live streaming platform has the capability to add automatic captions which means it is automatically transcribed. It’s not always very accurate but it can be enough to provide context. It depends on the sound quality, background noise, the type of voice, etc… Automatic captions tend to be free or cheaper than manual captions.

PDF Guideline on Live Streaming Services

“As the Covid-19/Coronavirus outbreak advances, congregations are struggling to respond. Some are turning to live-streaming video as a way to glorify God together, stay connected as the body of Christ, and seek the healing work of the Spirit. This may be particularly important for elderly members and those with compromised immune systems, or in regions where public gatherings are discouraged or restricted.” 

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