January 12, 2016

Five Church Live-Stream Options

by Jordan Standridge

When Lionel Richie wrote the song “Easy like Sunday Morning” I doubt he ever tried going to church with kids. Many moms–especially those with several kids–often end up skipping Church. While fifty years ago there was no hope for them to be able to sit under God’s word on those Sunday’s, today they have many options.

I do not write this post in order to give slackers a reason to stay home on Sunday. I hate the idea of a multi-site church, and I do not want to encourage anyone to think that the sermon is all that matters on Sunday morning. If there isn’t an expositor in your area, I would still go join a church and sit under a sermon I’m not too excited about, so that I could be obedient to Christ. Better to be part of struggling church than to sit at home and listen to one of these pastors I link to here.

But there are scenarios where going to Church is impossible (sickness, travel, vacation, home-bound senior etc.). Sometimes the church you attend does not offer an evening service. Let me encourage you to get together with your family and cap off the Lord’s day with watching the live stream from one of the five churches I link to. All Times are Eastern Standard Time.

jesse johnsonImmanuel Bible Church – Jesse Johnson – Live Stream 10:20 am & 6:00 pm (evening Service)

Jesse and his wife Deidre were married in 2006 and have three daughters, Madison, Savannah, and Geneva Joy. He has been the teaching pastor at Immanuel Bible since 2012. In addition to leading The Master’s Seminary Washington DC location, Jesse has also edited a number of publications, including Fundamentals of the Faith, Co-editor of Evangelism in the John MacArthur Pastoral Library Series, and was a contributor to Men of the Word and Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong. Jesse is a frequent blogger: you can follow him on http://thecripplegate.com/ where he contributes articles about ministry, theology, and issues that affect the church today.

john macarthurGrace Community Church – John MacArthur – Live Stream 1:30 pm & 9 pm (evening service)

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. John has authored many books including: The gospel according to Jesus, The MacArthur study Bible, and Twelve Ordinary Men. John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four married children: Matt, Marcy, Mark, and Melinda. They also enjoy the enthusiastic company of their fifteen grandchildren.

rick-hollandMission Road Bible Church – Rick Holland – Live Stream 9:30 am & 11 am (same service)

Rick was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee and became a Christian in High School. He served as a youth pastor in Georgia, Michigan, and California and spent 25 years at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. While at Grace he pastored Crossroads, the college and singles ministry, and served as the Executive Pastor under Dr. John MacArthur. Rick is the author of Uneclipsing the Son and has contributed chapters in other books as well as articles in theological journals. He serves on the faculty of The Expositor’s Seminary where he teaches Homiletics and Expository Preaching. He has earned degrees from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (B.S.), The Master’s Seminary (M.Div.), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). In August of 2011 Rick became Senior Pastor of Mission Road Bible Church where he currently serves. He and his wife, Kim, have three sons: Luke, John, and Mark.

jerry wraggGrace Immanuel Bible Church – Jerry Wragg – Live Stream  9 & 10:45 am  and  6 pm (evening service)

Jerry has served as Senior Pastor at Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Jupiter, Florida, since 2001. Prior to his ministry in Florida, Jerry served for many years as Sr. Associate Pastor and Personal Assistant to Dr. John MacArthur at Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA. He serves as Board Chairman and a faculty member of The Expositors Seminary in Jupiter and is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary. In addition to various articles and essays, Jerry has published a book for churchmen entitled Exemplary Spiritual Leadership. He and his wife, Louise, have been married 33 years. They have four grown children and eight grandchildren. Jerry’s greatest joy is watching the flock become mature followers of Jesus Christ as His truth is brought to bear upon their hearts.

tom penningtonCountryside Bible Church – Tom Pennington – Live Stream 10:30 am, 12:05 pm, & 7:00 pm (evening service)

Tom Pennington is Pastor-Teacher of Countryside Bible Church in Southlake, Texas. His pulpit ministry provides the material for The Word Unleashed. Before Texas, Tom served 16 years in various roles connected to Grace Community Church, including executive pastor and personal assistant to John MacArthur. For many years he was also managing director of Grace to You. In addition to his role at Countryside and The Word Unleashed, Tom is also involved internationally in training pastors in expository preaching.

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Jordan is a pastoral associate at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, VA, where he leads the college ministry. He is also the founder of The Foundry Bible Immersion. You can find his personal blog at surrender.us.
  • Michael

    Two things:

    1) No sermon where Christ is exalted is a “lame sermon,” even if it does not meet your standards for biblical exposition.

    2) All of these guys are in some way associated or have been in some way associated with MacArthur’s church. Are there no non-Grace Community Church people that you think are worthy of inclusion?

    • Jordan Standridge

      Thanks for your thoughts Michael! I wouldn’t get offended over the fact that I only included TMS grads. As a guy who went to Grace Church for over 9 years, I was exposed to these guys a lot. I just have grown to trust these men over the years, know them personally, and can recommend their preaching without any reservation.

    • The key to that is “where Christ is exalted.” W.A Criswell said that any sermon that doesn’t proclaim the gospel is “mindless drivel.” Or this Spurgeon quote: “A sermon without Christ as its beginning, middle, and end is a mistake in conception and a crime in execution.”

    • KPM

      MacArthurism is a denomination in its own right. The association of churches may be a bit more loose, but there are unique and distinguishing characteristics just as there are with other denominations. They don’t adhere to any historic set of confessions, but they most certainly have their own confessional standards. You could even argue that the study notes in the MacArthur Study Bible are their defacto confessions. Anytime a question is raised in a Bible study, someone whips out the JMac Study Bible, and the question is settled. Lutherans do the same thing with the Book of Concord.

      If this blog were written by a bunch of PCA guys, you would probably find a very similar post, but the links would be to other PCA or Reformed guys, rather than other MacArthurites. Same could be said of Lutherans, Southern Baptists, etc. Whether we claim to be non-denominational or not, we segregate ourselves into our own unique tribes and generally only listen to people who confirm, rather than challenge, what we already believe. Its just human nature. MacArthurites listen to and endorse MacArthurites. Reformed Christians listen to and endorse Reformed Christians. Catholics, Lutherans, Southern Baptists, Methodists all do the same thing.

      • Karl Heitman

        //”You could even argue that the study notes in the MacArthur Study Bible are their defacto confessions. Anytime a question is raised in a Bible study, someone whips out the JMac Study Bible, and the question is settled.”//

        This is another false, general assumption. To tell ya the truth, if everyone in my church had a MSB and used it, my job would be a lot easier. 🙂

        • KPM

          In the 10 years I was a member of a MacArthurite Church, that was always the case. The same was true with the MacArthurite Church that my wife attended in college, and the church that they planted in Taiwan, which is where my wife and I met when I was studying abroad, and she was a tent-maker/missionary.

          It may not be the case in your church, but that’s always been the case in the handful of MacArthurite churches I’ve been involved in/familiar with. I was handed a JMac Study Bible almost the moment I walked through the door. The same is true of my wife’s little sister’s church. Their pastor is also a TMS grad, and I think some kind of adjunct professor at TMS, if I remember correctly.

          We had some people come to our church one time and because I was an usher, they were asking me what kind of church we were. My response was, “Baptist, I guess.”

          I later relayed my conversation to one of the elders, and his response was, “when people ask me what kind of church I go to, I usually ask them if they are familiar with John MacArthur. I tell them that our church is like that.”

          It’s interesting that MacArthurites are essentially Baptist in their doctrine, but they’re not completely in line with the Covenental Theology of earlier Particular Baptists. At the same time, they’re theology is not completely aligned with more radical Anabaptists, or your typical Armenian Baptist. Likewise, they’re a bit different from your mega-church, watered down theology kind of baptist. Admit it or not, MacArthurism is a new and unique type of Baptist theology. It combines aspects of the Puritans “experimental religion” (i.e. Lordship Salvation) with the dispensationalism of typical Armenian Baptists, and the Calvinistic soteriology of the Particular Baptists. They are also distinguished by non-denominationalism, generally oppose the consumption of alcohol (along with smoking, dancing in some cases, and many forms of art and culture) along the lines of those we would consider “fundamentalists”, and follow a “low church,” non-liturgical model.

          Some positive distinguishing characteristics would be a high view of scripture, great preaching, and a tight knit community. There’s a lot of good in the MacArthurite movement, from my perspective, so I can’t be too critical, especially since I just left MacArthurism this last summer. However, it is a tad silly that JMac acts as if he is the defender of Reformed theology, or that his particular system of theology does not represent something that is a unique amalgamation of earlier theological systems. He’s taken a kind of cafeteria approach to theology where he’s created something new out of various existing traditions. Some is good, some is bad, but it’s most certainly something new and distinct.

          • Karl Heitman

            Wow. Well, my friend, you just schooled me (and the contributors of this blog) about the denomination we’re a part of. If a tidbit of what you say is true, I have shamefully underestimated Pastor John’s influence! The loyal subjects of “MacArthurism” will miss you, KPM. Peace!

          • KPM

            I don’t know. It’s hard to deny that there is something unique going on here, though, right? I mean, can you point to any past denomination or movement that brought together these different elements into one theological system? I don’t mean that as a value statement as to whether or not what they’re teaching is true or false, I just think it’s difficult not to see it as something unique.

            And I definitely think MacArthur’s influence is huge in the contemporary church. Much of that influence is good, too, I just don’t think all of it is. His books sell, his conferences sell out. In Sacramento, California, there are a number of churches who are either run by MacArthur grads, or who have been highly influenced by his teaching such that they basically see him as the highest expositional authority.

            My wife is from SoCal, and when we visit her sisters who are also members of a church run by a TMS grad, it seems like the same thing is going on there. I may be way off base here, but it does seem like there is something different going on here. One of her sisters is now engaged to a guy who goes to another church that is also run by a TMS grad.

            Maybe it’s more of a “movement” than a denomination, but it is VERY influential in California. Maybe not the rest of the country, I can’t say, but in California its huge.

            Most denominations and theological systems have one leading figure at the forefront. Lutherans have Luther. Reformed and Presbyterians have Calvin. Anglicans have Cranmer. Particular Baptists have Spurgeon. MacArthurites have MacArthur. I think that its hard to deny.

          • Karl Heitman

            I think what you’ve observed over the years is not so much of a movement or a formulation of non-denominational denomination. As a TMS grad, I can say that there is however a special camaraderie and like-mindedness that is unique among us because we’re such a small part of Evangelicalism. There are very few training institutions and fellowships that hold to the doctrinal positions and philosophical convictions we do. So, people may see the uniformity and make a false conclusion that TMS guys are the way they are because of a blind loyalty to Dr. MacArthur. The reality is that every TMS guy I know conducts his ministry on the basis of his own biblical convictions that were influenced by many things. Believe it or not, out of the dozens of books I had to read in seminary, I can only remember 2 were one of Dr. MacArthur’s. What’s that tell you?

            By the way, when someone visits my church, and they know enough to ask, “What kind of church are you?” I say, “We’re a conservative Evangelical church.” If they say, “OK. We’re looking for a church that teaches Reformed doctrine.” Then I say, “You’ll feel at home here. I went to The MASTER’S Seminary.” (Ever notice it’s not The MacArthur Seminary?).

          • Nicki Ann

            KPM: You know what they say, “if you find the perfect church DO NOT JOIN because then it will cease to be perfect.”

            As to the JMac Study Bible, although I turn to it first for insight if I was in a group where all had the same study bible, I think I would take my ESV Study Bible or the Reformation Study Bible (although I do not really recommend the latter only because the notes are comparatively scant).

            Are you possibly suggesting there is a danger in following any particular man too closely? Although I am a JMac fan, I can see the danger of that in his vast following and now with all the churches he is planting… although I am thankful for each of those churches and their TMS grad pastors. I am always glad in this blog when one of the writers says they disagree with JMac on some point or do not agree with him in everything because that suggests a healthy and independent study of the Word. Likely, the TMS grads are not as homogeneous as we on the outside think, at least not all of them.

          • KPM

            I most certainly do not believe that a perfect church exists this side of glory. Nor do I mean to imply that it’s bad to follow one man too closely, provided that his teaching is in accord with scripture. Christians have always done this. Lutherans follow Luther, Melanchton, Chemnitz and others. Reformed Christians follow Calvin, Zwingli, etc. Anglicans follow Cranmar and I don’t know who else, but I’m sure there are others. My only point is that there distinguishing characteristics that TMS grads hold to. Certainly, they don’t agree on every point. Neither do Lutherans, Presbyterians, Anglicans, or Methodists.

            Nevertheless, there are distinguishing characteristics that make Lutherans different than the Reformed, who are different than Anglicans, who are still different from Methodists. Likewise, there are certain doctrines that practically all TMS grads hold to, and bringing those various doctrines together into one system distinguishes MacArthurism as a somewhat new theological tradition. They aren’t Reformed, they aren’t Anglican, they aren’t Arminian Baptists, they aren’t Mennonites, they are something different. We can call them Particular Dispensational Baptists with and emphasis on Lordship Salvation, a literal 6 day view of creation, a non-denominational structure, and a strict Cessationalist stance, or we can just call them MacArthurites for short. I think the latter is easier and more succinct.

          • elainebitt

            Dispensationalism is not Arminian. The first Dispensationalists were Calvinists (Presbyterians, to be more exact).

            As a side note, you meant Arminian and not “Armenian”. Armenian are a people, even though I know there must be Armenians who are Baptists. =)

  • Excellent list. Another of my favorites is Truth Community Church (Cincinnati OH) with Don Green. http://truthcommunitychurch.org/live-stream

    • Jordan Standridge

      I didn’t know he had live-stream. Thanks for linking.

    • Rachel

      Yes he is excellent. another TMS/Grace Comm associate lol, someone above might be dissapointed .

      Dr. Mark Minnick is also great, Idk about live stream though

      http://www.mountcalvarybaptist.org/

    • Nicki Ann

      I like Don Green a lot and have recommended his church to friends in his area.

  • my2cents

    Why do you hate the idea of a multi-site church? Also, I’m having a hard time figuring out why you even made that statement when you’re talking about church live streams that you recommend. A multi-site church does not equal a live stream and does not give anyone an excuse to “slack off.” In every case that I’ve heard of, you GO to your church site and then yes, the sermon is live streamed, but you’re still fellowshipping with other believers, you’re still gathering together to worship. Care to clarify your statement?

    • Karl Heitman
      • my2cents

        I think MacArthur’s assessment is a bit hypocritical. He is the teaching pastor at GCC, yes, but he doesn’t do any one-on-one counseling, he doesn’t meet with people in his congregation regularly, etc. The people who serve under him do all of that through the various fellowship groups. MacArthur is just the teacher. Multi site campuses have a “pastor” who oversees that particular campus, shepherds the people, but the sermon itself is just being streamed. Is it the most effective? Maybe not. But MacArthur can’t say that what he does is much different in regards to being intimately involved with the members of his congregation. *for the record, I was a member at GCC for a large portion of my life.

        • MacArthur doesn’t really need to be defended from accusations like yours, but as one of “the people who serve under him” and supposedly do all his pastoral work for him, I can tell you that your assessment is inaccurate. Obviously, in a church with nearly 5,000 members he isn’t going to be able to be “intimately involved” with everyone, but to say that he is “just the teacher” and not intimately involved with the members of his congregation is short-sighted and just false.

          Aside from the home and hospital visits, hosting people in his own home, etc., one major difference between MacArthur and a multi-site pastor is that if you need to speak with him personally about a spiritual matter, you can walk right up to him on a Sunday and do so. Usually Sunday nights after the service are the best time for that. In his mid-70s, after preaching three times (two in the morning and one at night), and often visiting someone in between morning and evening services, Pastor John doesn’t leave until the long line of people hoping to speak with him has dwindled. As one 45+ years MacArthur’s junior, I’ve done that before and I envy his stamina. On top of that, when you’re talking to him, whenever you’re talking to him, you’re the only person in his world. Now, I understand that you’re not going to solve the problems of life in the post-Sunday night line, but that’s certainly something you can’t do with a multi-site “pastor.” Plus, those brief interactions are often the occasion for setting up a later meeting at a more convenient time, which does happen.

          In my experience on pastoral staff, I’ve witnessed (and personally benefited from) MacArthur the pastor, as well as MacArthur the preacher. I’m sorry if in your time at Grace you didn’t get to see that side as much. There’s no denying that shepherding a large church is challenging, and not everyone gets the attention they always feel they want/need/deserve. But that’s really no excuse for making false claims.

          • Lynn B.

            Just out of curiosity, what percentage of GCC people drive more than 30 minutes to church?

            There are pros and cons to church planting vs growing a huge church but it seems like one factor is the distance travelled to church. Aside from worshipping under the same roof on Sunday, being spread over too great an area makes it difficult to be the church Monday through Saturday.

          • What percentage would you find acceptable, Lynn?

            I’m not sure of the actual number, and, with L.A. county traffic, measuring driving distance in minutes is pretty unreliable even for a Sunday morning/evening. But there have been a few times during a Sunday evening Q&A where Pastor John has asked people to stand up who live in the immediate area of Grace Church (ca. 2-mile radius). And the number of people who stand up is always more than I expect.

            The challenges of a large church are real, and are always on the elders’ minds, I assure you. But the blessings and kingdom-impact potential of a (faithful) large church are also real — e.g., nearly 90 missionary families all over the world; a seminary on the church campus; a campus available for Monday through Saturday ministries like homeschool groups, Bible studies, sports outreaches, ministry to disabled persons, fundamentals of the faith classes, lay-level Bible and theology classes, and I could go on.

            Off campus Monday through Saturday, we have Bible studies (10-30 people) in each of the regions surrounding our church up to about a 30-mile radius, and then even some studies beyond that here and there. The studies are broken down not only by region, but by fellowship group (what we call our adult Sunday school classes), so that you’re attending Bible study with the members of the people you see in a smaller group on Sunday morning. Granted, those groups are still large (200-400), but are much smaller than the group of 3,500 in the worship center. Another advantage of that is the Bible study shepherds of a given fellowship group all report to the pastors and elders who serve that fellowship group. This way, individual members are accountable to Bible study shepherds, who are accountable to their fellowship group pastors and elders, who are accountable to the elder board as a whole.

            It’s not perfect, for sure. But it’s way better than I’ve ever seen a large church run.

          • Lynn B.

            Mike: I was not asking to be critical and I have no distance in mind that would be acceptable. It is something that has been percolating in the back of my mind unrelated to GCC. I was just curious.

          • Thanks Lynn. I didn’t take your question as criticism; I was just also wondering what you thought that percentage should be. Forgive me if I led you to believe otherwise, or if my tone came across differently than I intended.

            I’m one who feels the challenges of shepherding a large church very acutely, but also one who is encouraged by the way our church handles these challenges.

          • my2cents

            Lol, relax Mike. Consider me put in my place.

          • Grant

            I will agree with this – I had some close friends who told me the same thing after attending GCC for 3 years. As far as being a “Macarthurite” what is the problem with that ? I have no problem as an uneducated layman who teaches a mens study and a home group admitting I am heavily influenced my MacArthur, just the same way I would say I am influenced by Calvin, Spurgeon, Mohler, Sproul etc.

        • Karl Heitman

          my2cents (why use a pseudonym?), Mike’s response was more than sufficient, but allow me to add some more vindication to his response to you (not that it necessitates it of course): in my 3+ year tenure at GCC, I got to know some of the lay-elders more intimately than the staff pastors, mainly because of the fellowship group I was involved with, and I can say beyond the shadow of a doubt that Pastor John does indeed do the things you have assumed he doesn’t do based on your personal experiences. The faithful lay-elders there who have served and supported Pastor John for years can tell you story after story about the countless times he came running to someone’s bedside and still does to this day while being the Pastor-Teacher of a meagchurch, the President of a world-renowned college and seminary, traveling to speak at such-and-such conference, and writing books. To me, that speaks volumes to his commitment to biblical shepherding, which, you know, involves a little preaching too; something that multi-site campus “pastors” don’t do since all the preaching is live-streamed in on a flat screen miles away.

          • my2cents

            I don’t have a specific reason for using a pseudonym…but a lot of other people on this blog use a pseudonym so is there a reason you’re bothered by it?

            It’s funny that you and Mike both said that my comment doesn’t necessitate a response/defense, but you both went on forever, defending. It’s super condescending.

            I was only trying to offer another perspective. I’m sorry that you’re offended by it. I never said I didn’t respect MacArthur.

          • elainebitt

            People get bothered by pseudonym when they are used specifically to criticize someone else. I am sure you can understand that. If you didn’t have a reason for that, why use it at all? It gets especially distasteful when the criticism is followed by “I was a member there in the past”.

            What I wonder is this, how could you have been a member there for a “large portion” of your life and not seen any of what was described by Mike happened?

            For the record, Mike didn’t say your comment didn’t necessitate a response, he said “MacArthur doesn’t really need to be defended from accusations like yours”.

          • my2cents

            I’m not using a pseudonym because I’m trying to hide; that’s your own incorrect assumption.

          • Karl Heitman

            my2cents, I wasn’t offended. I just hate to see people accuse other people I love of something they’ve done or haven’t done. In your specific case, I hope you can see that your perspective is (or was) skewed regarding MacArthur’s shepherding practices.

            Re: the use of pseudonyms, I realize many others use them…and I’d question them too. I just don’t understand why one must feel the need to hide behind it and remain anonymous, as if they don’t want to take responsibility with what they write. Not a huge deal, but it’s quite suspicious, if you ask me….

          • my2cents

            I think I must just have a different definition of the word “pastor” than you have, and that’s okay. I believe a pastor should be more involved in the lives of his congregation than the degree MacArthur is. Different ministry approaches. Agree to disagree.

            Like I said to Elaine- I’m not using a pseudonym to hide at all; that’s your assumption. I have a common name and don’t want to be confused with other people that comment on this blog. Besides, you don’t know me, so why do you care if I use my name or not? I’m sorry that makes you suspicious. We’re called to believe the best about one another.

          • Karl Heitman

            //”I believe a pastor should be more involved in the lives of his congregation than the degree MacArthur is. Different ministry approaches.”//

            I’d love to read your exegetical defense for making that statement. How involved should a pastor be before you’ll withhold any negative criticism? It sounds like you’re holding Pastor John, and all pastors for that matter, to your own personal expectation and application. Seriously, if you believe what Mike and I have told you, what biblical basis to you have for criticizing?

            I’ll let the pseudonym thing go…as that might derail the discussion.

          • elainebitt

            Thumbs up Karl!

            Acts 6:1-3 says that pastors/teachers should devote themselves “to prayer and to the ministry of the word”. Unless “ministry” of the word should involve more than preaching.

          • my2cents

            Not everything has to have an exegetical defense. Sometimes things come down to preference. I have acknowledged what you have said MacArthur does for his congregation and that’s great. More than I realized. The church I attend is much smaller than GCC and therefore the pastor has actual, ongoing relationships with pretty much every member of our congregation. MacArthur can’t do that, and that’s okay. It’s just not my preference.

    • Lynn B.

      It seems like the multi-site church smacks of “pastor worship.”

  • Jerry Wragg

    Michael, while I don’t always agree with every view of every text MacArthur has preached, if I could be even half the godly, faithful shepherd Dr MacArthur has been through the challenges of life and ministry I’d be way beyond blessed. It was an undeserved privilege to serve with him, and I’m happy to be associated with his love for Christ and the truth. Of course there are plenty of faithful pastors (live streaming) who aren’t on Jordan’s list. Non-former Grace Community guys. I know countless scores and love their teaching. I’m sure you have your list. What a blessing that there are so many! No need to chide each other’s unincluded.

    • Jordan Standridge

      MacArthur wrong? That’s it, you’re out of the denomination!

      • elainebitt

        LOL

  • Johnny Schlaack

    On a similar note, it would be interesting & helpful to know the service that is used by these churches to live stream their church services? I think it would be ideal if church members are able to watch their own church service. Maybe someone could put together some helpful information for churches to be able to stream their own church service. Thanks for your blog!

    • Nicki Ann

      I actually question the expenditure of funds for small churches to live stream. There are also copyright/royalty issues for music streamed. While it is wonderful when home sick to be able to stream one’s own church service it also makes it easier to stay at home when a little push might get you to church.

  • Ceannasai

    No question the men mentioned here are top-notch, but my question is in regards to the quality of streaming: every time I try to stream a Grace service, my problem is that the streaming keeps buffering every couple of minutes throughout the entire service. No matter if it’s a morning or evening service, nor on which of my 3 computers I use, I run into the same buffering problem every time. If there are others who’ve experienced this same issue, is there anyone we can contact to look into the matter?

    • Nicki Ann

      I stream someone every Sunday and often MacArthur and Grace Church and I have very little trouble. I have $14.99 cable internet that is only 2/1Mbps but I reboot or clear my ram before streaming, do not run other programs simultaneously, and I have better luck with Firefox than Internet Explorer. Hope that helps.