Increase the Reach of Your Online Video With Watch Parties

Jason Moore

Evangelism is a scary word for many Jesus followers. The thought of sharing ones testimony might induce a cold sweat in some. For others, the thought of inviting someone to church might release a swarm of butterflies in one’s chest.

Sharing one’s faith in the pre-COVID-19 days may have come with some degree of nerve wracking challenge, in the seismic shifts that have taken place since many churches have gotten online, things have gotten much easier.

Sending livestream links to friends to feeds on platforms like Youtube, Facebook, Twitch and the like, has made it much easier for us to invite our friends into our faith communities.

One of the easiest ways to encourage friends to watch worship along with you is to set up Facebook Watch parties. Facebook loves live video content, and their algorithms work in your favor for when you’re trying to get the attention of your friends. When you go live and host Watch Parties, those in your circles often get alerts telling them that you’re active in this way.

Watch Parties make it easy for you to extend your reach, and invited others to watch worship with you.

Here’s a very simple step-by-step tutorial I put together to show you how to host one. This works even when the video isn’t live.


About Jason Moore

Midnight Oil Productions

Known for his pioneering work in worship design, media ministry and guest readiness, Jason Moore has devoted the last twenty-plus years to resources development, training and consultation that work for local churches of all sizes.

The author of 10 books, Jason has designed worship alongside such leaders as Adam Hamilton, Michael Slaughter, Tony Campolo, Brian McClaren and Leonard Sweet.

Jason began his ministry at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, Ohio and later went on to co-found Midnight Oil Productions. In addition to Midnight Oil, Jason works as a Media Specialist for the Miami Valley District of the United Methodist Church in Dayton, Ohio. His work there entails coaching, personal one-on-one training, vision casting and a variety of other work related to worship and creativity.

A former adjunct professor for North West Nazarene University, Jason has been featured in many articles for publication including The Ooze, Homiletics, Next Wave, Rev., Technologies for Worship, Wired, Worship Matters, Your Church, Church and Worship Technology, Worship Leader Magazine and various newspapers around North America. His books are required reading at nearly a dozen seminaries.

His new book, co-authored with Rosario Picardo, is From Franchise to Local Dive: Multiplying Your Ministry by Finding Your Contextual Flavor can be ordered at