It really doesn't have to be as difficult as we keep imagining it to be.
1. Who Is It For?
Is it for people who can't make it on Sunday, but still want to hear the amazing sermon and have a moment some other time in the week for spiritual reflection?
Is it for your Sunday School or other volunteers that didn't get to be part of Sunday morning worship, yet want to have access to what happened at a later date?
Is it for the people who aren't able to commute to the church due to weather, travel, or illness? Are they able to join remotely and feel part of what is happening?
Is it for the people who don't feel comfortable in a church or don't worship in a traditional manner? Is this a first way to be exposed to the community of faith?
Is it to connect with another community of faith or another gathering? Are you worshipping with another community of faith? Are you communicating back and forth?
2. How Do You Create Community?
Live streaming is often not just one way communication. When you are worshipping via livestream with another community of faith, there is interaction. And with people tuning in from home or remotely, there might be chats happening on the side. At one community of faith doing livestream, someone is always monitoring the chat boxes for prayer requests and texting them to the minister as the service is happening. At another gathering, the opening prayer is said in one location, the readings done in another, the sermon in a third, and singing is everywhere.
3. Is It Sustainable?
Who are the people that volunteer for this work? Can they keep up with this? Is this a passion for them?
Does this start to change into a new community that is participating financially? Is there stewardship through the livestream interaction
Once you figure out some of these initial questions, you can start looking at your technical requirements.