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”

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”

In a crisis people sing

We’ve seen reports of people singing from balconies and porches across Europe: songs of courage and songs of hope.  For many of us today we’ll be sad that we can’t meet in person. For years we’ve left our home around 9.45am to arrive at Lighthouse church. On arrival we enjoy a warm embrace and aContinue reading “In a crisis people sing”