The goal of the Church is to spread the gospel and make disciples. This goal is achieved through sermons. In the beginning Jesus’ disciples travelled a lot to spread the gospel and make disciples. They had to share their first-hand experience with the group they encountered. Various people groups from different countries experienced the salvation and spread the gospel in their times. Oral history played a vital role in spreading the gospel for centuries. With the invention of printing press Church leaders utilized the power of print medium to spread the gospel. The Bible was made available in printed form and circulated to the believers.
Today we’re living in the digital age where utilizing audio/video medium, podcast, webinar, social media etc., becomes inevitable. However, one cannot ignore the power of .
1. Sermon Transcription Answers Questions:
Online content becomes the primary source for many. Those who search for answers to their questions, prefer to download and read rather than listen to audio/video messages for 30 minutes or so.
A pastor may preach 52 sermons in a year and make it available in audio or video format on their Church website. People from various geo locations search for specific questions like:
· Why has God not answered my prayer?
· Why did I lose my dear ones in this pandemic?
· How can I resist sexual temptation?
· How can I be a good parent?
· How can I reach a lost soul today?
When a person searches for a question like this, he/she would like to read rather than listen to a 30-minute sermon. He/she may download from different websites. So, to spread the gospel and make disciples, pastors and churches must transcribe their sermons, biblical teachings, etc and make them available online. A transcribed sermon will reach more people and strengthen their spiritual life.
2. Sermon Transcription Reaches Hearing Impaired:
World Health Organization states that 5% of the world’s population has disabling hearing loss. About 30 million people in the USA alone are either completely deaf or hard of hearing. Church should think of the deaf or hard of hearing too. Hearing impaired would love to read sermons and bible teachings apart from the Bible. Sermons are downloaded more than a million times in a day. When the pastors update their sermon transcription along with the audio/video message, it will definitely help those who are hard of hearing.
During the pandemic crisis, many people are unable to attend Church services. However, they look for online worship service or sermons. Most often people prefer to read the sermon as it speaks to them personally.
3. Sermon Transcription Indexed by Search Engines:
Church leaders and pastors are acquainted with uploading their worship service videos or audios online without realizing the power of transcripts. Videos and audios are not read by search engines and it may not be indexed. When an online content is not indexed it will not reach people. It will be like private material accessible only to church members. If you want to reach more people or a new audience group, you need to post “Sermon Transcription” along with the video/audio content. Sermon transcription will be indexed by search engines. So when people search for a specific term even an unknown person will get a chance to read your content. This way you can reach a new person or bring a new person to the faith.
Pastors are called to reach people with the word of God and make them disciples. Judges and prophets spoke the word of God and reached people of their time effectively. We do have the potential and various media to reach out to people. However, we cannot ignore the power of Sermon Transcription as it has the power to spread the good news.
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