4 Reasons Why Videos Are Great Tools for Outreach
The trend of watching videos has taken off big time. Did you know that the American youth spends almost half the day watching videos online? That’s not all! It’s said that this time will only increase in the years to come. This speaks volumes about the power of videos, doesn’t it?
So, why not use videos as a tool to share the Gospel? After all, they are appealing, casual and engaging. In fact, here are four eye-opening statistics that reveal the power of videos:
1. THE AMERICAN YOUTH BINGE-WATCHES ONLINE VIDEOS:
One in three young adults watches an online video everyday. In fact, young adults spend hundreds of millions of hours viewing online videos each day! This only goes to show that online videos rule the digital space. Why not use the most popular medium of the day to spread the “word”?
2. POSTING VIDEOS IS A RAGE ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Check out this mind-blowing statistic: social videos generate 1200% more shares than text and images combined! No wonder that social media giants are becoming more video-focused than ever.
For example, Snapchat generated an average of 6 billion videos views every day in 2015! Facebook, on the other hand, hit the ball out of the park with an average of 8 billion video views in the same year.
Social media has embraced videos with arms wide open. When will you start making the most of videos for the Kingdom?
3. PEOPLE SPEND AN INSANE AMOUNT OF TIME WATCHING VIDEOS ON MOBILE PHONES:
The average amount of time spent viewing videos on mobile phones is over 40 minutes per day. In fact, more than half of YouTube’s views comes from mobile devices. So, what are people watching online? Well, reports suggest that 58% of smartphone users watch short videos on a daily basis.
Here’s more: 48% of smartphone users prefer accessing video content through mobile apps. This only goes to show that videos and phones are inseparable! So, why not leverage this awesome platform to share God’s word?
4. SHARING VIDEOS FROM MOBILE DEVICES IS BIG:
Videos comprise the top content that goes viral! Be it the Gangnam style video, which went viral overnight, or cute animal videos, which seem to strike a chord with everyone, people love watching and sharing awesome videos!
Did you know that 92% of mobile video consumers share videos with others? Given that one-third of the Internet population is hooked on to watching videos, this is a mind-blowing figure! So, why not use the immense power of the Internet to help the Gospel go viral?
Given these statistics, it is obvious that videos are hugely popular and impactful. That’s why Voke decided to use this channel for the Kingdom. And voila, the Voke app was born! This app leverages two powerful tools – videos and smartphones – to give you a winning formula for outreach.
If you’re looking for a way to share the Gospel with your friends without the awkwardness of doing so, the Voke app is just for you!
All you need to do is choose videos from the app’s library of compelling videos, share it with your friends on your phone and chat with them as they watch. The app will notify you as soon as your friend clicks on the link and starts to watch the video, so that you can follow up with a message at an appropriate time.
That’s not all! Voke has ready conversation starters for each video, so that you can kiss any jitters about “God” conversations goodbye! The Voke app makes talking about spiritual matters as easy as pie!
Interested in giving the Voke app a try? Check out this free app HERE.