Sharing videos during your event on Zoom

Guest blog post Sometimes at your event you want to play a short video as part of the service or you want to share a document. Well this is all possible to do with Zoom so you don’t have to stop just because church is being done virtually. At the bottom of your zoom screenContinue reading “Sharing videos during your event on Zoom”

Zoom bombing – protecting your events from hackers

Today we have a guest blog Here are a few top tip to make sure that you are not ‘Zoomed bombed’. This is when hackers join in your meetings. There are a few helpful tips just to keep you all safe. On the Zoom webpage go to settings: Under ‘In Meeting (Basic) these are someContinue reading “Zoom bombing – protecting your events from hackers”

How to use Zoom Breakout rooms in your event

Today we have a guest blog on Breakout Rooms. But before we show you how to use this function. We want to show you why we need them. One way to prevent this dynamic is to make the meeting as interactive as possible. Change the learning style/engagement every 15 minutes. Encourage participation through the groupContinue reading “How to use Zoom Breakout rooms in your event”

Writing in to the Void: the battle for online witness – Guest blog post by Philippa Wilson

Social media and I have a complicated relationship. From the outside, people might say I love it; I’m a frequent poster- of things that make me laugh, of cookies I’ve enjoyed eating, of thoughts I’ve been encouraged by, of reviews of books or TV programmes I’ve watched, of friends I want to “big up”. IContinue reading “Writing in to the Void: the battle for online witness – Guest blog post by Philippa Wilson”

Leading worship on Zoom – tips and tricks

Until May 2020, Zoom was something I’d seen ads for on the tube, but hadn’t really registered as something that would be relevant for my life, which is very far away from a corporate business world! In the last week, though, I’ve attended two day-long conferences, planned and sound-checked a virtual concert, taught 5 musicContinue reading “Leading worship on Zoom – tips and tricks”

Building a team for online church – God is at work in new ways

After leading our first ever Zoom church service I went away feeling happy. We’d gathered 80+ from our church together. We’d cared for those who found it a struggle getting online. We’d scrambled together a team and in the midst of crisis we built community. We love our diverse International church. We have a highContinue reading “Building a team for online church – God is at work in new ways”

How to get your church together online – building community in a crisis

This weekend for the first time (all via a conference app). We hosted the Passion for Evangelism conference for 130 women and on Sunday our service at Southampton Lighthouse Church for 80. I’ve been so inspired by the potential of online church that I’ve started writing about my experience. Some have commented that being onlineContinue reading “How to get your church together online – building community in a crisis”

Social distancing and the church

Calculate the stats and Imagine the impact on your church If 70% of your church get Covid-19 and 8% or 70-79 years and 14.8% of 80 year olds die? Friends that run churches, recording services and worship times together, encouraging acts of kindness in the community. Please read this article and some of my thoughts.Continue reading “Social distancing and the church”