Speaking into the void

Are you preaching, singing , or speaking into a camera this weekend? How do you feel before you press the record button, how do you keep going during those long minutes before you stop? And most importantly how do you feel afterwards? During recent online meetings, I’ve heard these questions countless times. Is anyone there?Continue reading “Speaking into the void”

Sharing videos during your event on Zoom

Guest blog post by Beth Butler. Beth works for Crosslands and also studies with them. She lives in Newcastle and loves sharing Jesus with international students and the opportunities that brings.  Sometimes at your event you want to play a short video as part of the service or you want to share a document. WellContinue reading “Sharing videos during your event on Zoom”

Zoom bombing – protecting your events from hackers

Today we have a guest blog by Beth Butler. Beth works for Crosslands and also studies with them. She lives in Newcastle and loves sharing Jesus with international students and the opportunities that brings.  Here are a few top tip to make sure that you are not ‘Zoomed bombed’. This is when hackers join inContinue reading “Zoom bombing – protecting your events from hackers”

How to use Zoom Breakout rooms in your event

Today we have a guest blog by Beth Butler on Breakout Rooms. But before Beth shows 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 participationContinue reading “How to use Zoom Breakout rooms in your event”

5 models of online church

I’d like to introduce you to five of my friends all who live in my city bar one. 5 friends, 5 very different experiences of online church. Matthew lives a 3 minute drive from us, he lives in a shared house and is teaching music online. He’s already suffering from screen fatigue. He says thisContinue reading “5 models of online church”

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 a week ago, 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 5Continue 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”