As a church or organization you can take advantage of cross.tv’s
church or organization account, allowing you to build your own social
network for your congregation, members and supporter base. Some of the
features which your free cross.tv account offers are:
page with multiple page ability, personal menu and option to add pages
in multiple languages. You can specify the language of your page when
creating it. Your visitors will automatically see your pages in their
own language, if you make it available in their particular language.
- Prayer network feature
- Video sharing & archiving. Unlimited server space, all common video file types accepted.
- Audio sharing & archiving. Unlimited server space.
- Photo sharing
- Event management tool
- Private discussion forums
- Audio/Video chat
- Video embedding
- Newsletter/group messaging
- Building a local and a global contact network
- Automatic notification to your contact network on your latest uploads & blogs
- Free membership in the global church locator
- Free postings in the global calendar
Here are a few great ideas for your cross.tv Church account or Organizational account:
Relationship Types: Add your Leadership, Staff, Members and Friends of
your church according to their position within your church. You can add
your Senior Pastor as “Senior Pastor”, your Youth Leader as “Youth
Leader”, your Worship Leader as “Worship Leader”, other Leadership as
“Leadership”, your Members as “Members” and the outside friends of your
church as “Friends”, and so on.
This feature conveniently
allows your viewers to get a complete picture of your
church/organization as well as whom your church members are, staff
members, and who is in leadership. Of course you are not forced to use
these features and you can always make changes to the relationship
types later on.
2.Permission System: Churches and
organizations can use cross.tv as a secure Intranet and internal
communication and media sharing system in a very simple and intuitive
way and all for free. Use the relationship type feature and arrange
your contact network in groups to distribute certain permissions to
You can use this to form groups within your
contact network in order to share certain videos, audio files, photos,
blogs and other content with only a certain group of people in your
contact network. Or, create a closed multimedia forum which only a
certain group in your network have access to. You can create multiple
multimedia forums and grant certain contacts or contact groups (for
example: your leadership members, or staff members) access to them to
share information and media files with each other.
Streaming: Use our innovative video players to embed all your media
content on your church website. You can create your own archive on
cross.tv and upload as much video footage in SD or HD as you like.
Embed all videos with our unique VoD Channel Player, allowing your
website visitors to access all your videos through the “on player menu”.
live channels to stream your events live or a 24/7 stream, arranging
all your archived on demand video content in a “drag and drop broadcast
schedule”. For more information go to “Stream with cross.tv”.
beauty of streaming with cross.tv is that you receive all the powerful,
customizable video players for your church website combined with the
power of social networking, plus access to the global audience of
cross.tv at the same time! Upload your videos once and make them
available on your website, and on the largest Christian global,
multilingual social media community! In addition, your contact network
is automatically informed about your latest video uploads and enticed
to come back and stay in touch with you.
Use cross.tv’s event management tool to announce events to your church,
staff, certain groups in your contact network, or to the entire global
cross.tv community. It is up to you because you have full control of
Your contacts can confirm their r.s.v.p. or direct
them to register online. Your event participants form a group within
your network that you can share exclusive information or media with.
They can also share event testimonies, photos and videos they captured
at the event with your page or with their friends.
EXPERT TIP 1:
Work with your cross.tv account until you feel comfortable with it and
then invite your whole congregation, supporter base, contact group to
join your contact network. In order to truly utilize cross.tv’s free
services for your social networking and media streaming endeavors, it
is crucial to add your entire church congregation, contact base and all
your outside and overseas contacts to your contact network on cross.tv.
Once you upload your notifications, blogs and videos, this contact base
will enable you to receive feedback and develop true interaction with
To do this, simply import a CSV file with
email addresses of your members, visitors, and friends to invite them
to join. No information will be stored or used by cross.tv in any way.
Announce your invitations to cross.tv in advance in your church
services, conferences, group gatherings, on your website or via email
in order to make your congregation, visitors, and friends aware of the
upcoming email invitation. With new spam filters, many invitations may
show up out of sight in their spam box, and they will never know about
your invitation costing you a valuable connection.
EXPERT TIP 2:
Have a church account on Facebook and/or Twitter? Connect it with your cross.tv church
account to multiply your social networking power, and to make it easier
on yourself. You only need to publish something once. Publish it on
cross.tv and it will automatically be published within your Facebook and/or Twitter as
well! This way you don’t have to maintain multiple social network
Cross.tv is a family friendly, multilingual social
media network, featuring innovative networking and video streaming
services. And it’s free!
Would you like a free cross.tv account for your church or organization?
Have a church account already, but interested in PRO streaming services?