NOW, MORE THAN EVER, IT’S IMPORTANT TO STAY CONNECTED.
You know the value of community, and we believe that staying connected with one another, especially during a challenging time like this, is so important. When you can’t meet in person, a great alternative is to meet online. Aren’t sure where to start? Below you’ll find three easy steps to help you get started.
Continue meeting with your already existing group
If you’ve been a part of a Connect Group, reach out to the people you’ve met with to discuss a plan for continuing to meet through an online video conference call. You can use the questions the church provides based on the previous week’s message.
Join an online group during one of our scheduled meetings
Tuesday evenings at 6:30
Thursday mornings at 9:00
Create a brand new group
Gather a few friends together. Set up a time to meet and pick the platform you want to use to meet. We suggest Zoom. You can set up a free account on Zoom and have a meeting up to 40-minutes long.
How to start or join an online connect group
1. Download Zoom
We recommend using Zoom to host a group online. You can download the app from the following links.
2. Follow these tips
Here are 5 Tips to help you lead an online group well.
1. Jump online early to make sure your video and audio work well.
2. Sit close to the screen.
3. Good lighting goes a long way.
4. Avoid eating or getting up during the group.
5. Turn off any potential distractions ahead of time so you can be fully engaged.
3. Give It a try
We know it can be a little bit scary to try something new, but you’ve got this! Your first few meetings will take some adjusting as everyone gets acquainted with the technology and how the online format works. So, don’t give up too quickly if your first few meetings are a bit of a challenge. Remember to have fun and laugh.
If you are gathering people to meet online as a Connect Group, we have plenty of resources available to you. Click on the link below to access the resources available to you. If you cannot get in, please email Andy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get access.
If you want to set up a Zoom call and want to use the church’s Zoom account, please fill out this form and someone will follow up with you to give you access.