Meeting Virtually

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:23-25

How do we apply verse like that at a time like this? Answer – in all sorts of different ways, but one of the ways in which were seeking to continue to meet together is through using of some of the amazing technology on offer to us. How will this work?

Sundays

Each Sunday at 4pm the church will meet virtually through a live streamed service. This service can be accessed on our YouTube channel here (don’t forget to subscribe to find it again easily).  

Accompanying each service we will have material for children which can be accessed here.  If you’re a parent of children we would encourage you to take time to work through this material with them. Wouldn’t it be amazing if the result of this time was that families were even better at discipling one another?

We will also produce some growth group notes which will be available here. The aim is that in the week we can work through these questions together in our growth groups.

Growth Groups

The way we can continue to meet together is by running growth groups through video conferencing calls, using a system called Zoom.  All you need to do to access growth group is ask your growth group leader for a link and a password –  this will take you to a webpage and when the group is meeting you can simply request to join the conversation. That link won’t change and so you can use it each week. 

Top Tips for using Zoom

  1. Try to ensure you’re in a well lit room so people can see you
  2. Try not to have too much background noise around you. Mute your microphone when you are not speaking (this can generally be done by tapping on one of the pictures and then clicking the microphone button at the bottom of the page). Don’t forget to unmute it when you want to talk though!
  3. Bear with one another – meeting online is not like meeting in person and you may need to leave time between each person speaking to allow for lag. In time we’ll get used to this, but in the short-term it might be frustrating for a while.
  4. When praying, you might find it easier to agree in advance an order for who will pray when.

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