Online Community Tools

Watch Our Sunday Services From Your TV

Can't figure out how to watch our Sunday services on your TV? Josh Stover has created a helpful tutorial to show you how to get all set up! To watch, click here

Online Community Tools

An online group gathering is a way to connect when we can’t gather in person. Using the following online tools, we can still practice encouragement, discipleship, prayer, authenticity, and observing God moving in the lives of others.

ZOOM

■ PROS Free. Only hosts are required to have a Zoom account. There is a phone-in option.
■ CONS Limited to 40 minutes unless you have a paid account ($14.99 per month). Have to download Zoom application to phone or computer.
■ CAPACITY 100 participants/devices

HOW TO USE
■ Open Zoom in a web browser or mobile app (apple device, android device or chrome web browser extension)
■ Login
■ Click “Host a meeting with video on”
■ Click “Invite participants” – Select how you’d like to send an invite: • Default Email, Gmail, Yahoo to send email invite or • “copy URL”, “Copy Invitation” to copy a link and send it via a text message, email, Facebook message, etc. – You can also schedule a meeting on the zoom website and send an invite to join you at a specific time, including a link to your online meeting. (See instructions.)
■ Click HERE to watch tutorial videos in Zoom video library.

GOOGLE HANGOUTS

■ PROS Free. Unlimited time. Closed Captioning. Accessible via web browser on computer.
■ CONS Requires a Google account for all participants. (Sign up for one here). Phone-in option not available unless you have a business account. (If you have a G Suite business account, you can also share a phone number for people to call into the meeting if they don’t have access to a computer or smartphone. GSuite accounts are free till July 1.)
■ CAPACITY 25 participants/devices

HOW TO USE
■ Open Google Hangouts in web browser or mobile app (apple device, android device or chrome web browser extension)
■ Login
■ Click “Video Call” button
■ Click “Invite People” and type in their email address (If they don’t have a Google account it will send them an invite to setup an account)
■ Click HERE to watch 6 minute YouTube tutorial.

FACEBOOK MESSENGER GROUPS

■ PROS Free. Accessible via web browser on computer. Can access without a Facebook account. (If you don’t have a Facebook account you’ll need to download the app to your phone and use your phone number.)
■ CONS Phone-in option not available.
■ CAPACITY 50 participants/devices: 6 video, 44 audio

HOW TO USE
■ Open Facebook messenger on web browser or mobile app
■ Login (with Facebook account or phone number)
■ Click “New Message” button to add Facebook friends to group chat (see image 1 below).
■ After adding contacts (see image 2 below), click the “Video Call” button
to start video chat (see image 3 below).
■ Click HERE to watch 2-minute tutorial.