A Video Card allows you to embed a video on your church connect page. People can play the video from within the app, without having to leave church connect.
Churches and ministries can use this card to feature any video they want to promote to their members. There is no right or wrong kind of video to add. If it fits the needs of your ministry, it belongs on your Connect page.
Here are a few ways we've seen ministries use this card:
1. On the Church Connect tab, click the "New Card" button. Then choose the "Video Card" option.
2. Go to the video platform where the video you want to add currently resides. Copy the video ID in the URL. The Video ID can be found in the URL of your video. For Youtube videos, the ID is an alpha-numeric string, like this: 4pFPuDMs66w. For Vimeo, the ID is numeric, like this: 662408789.
Below is a screenshot of where you can find the video ID of a Youtube video.
3. In the flyout window for the video card, paste the video ID into the "Video ID" text box.
4. Go to your Church Connect page and make sure the video has been added and can be played. If the video you chose has been set as "Private", you will get a warning message that the video is unavailable.
Below are some tips and best practices for using the Video Card.
You can add any video from Youtube and Vimeo. But before adding a video, you need to make sure it has been marked as "Public". If the video is from Vimeo, you must also make sure the video allows embedding.
Don't flood your Connect page with lots of videos. Select 1-3 videos to promote at a time to direct your members toward what is most important.