Zoom is a great product for both “virtual” and “on-site” discipleship and small group fellowship and prayer. It can be total “virtual” and also a “virtual” Zoom for inter-action with physical group.
There is a free version that can support up to 100 virtual locations which could handle most churches that are less that a hundred members. One limitation of the free version is a maximum of 40 minute meeting.
To use Zoom each location would need:
- a video camera, either built in to your device or a separate webcam (most modern computers, smartphones and tablets have this built in)
- a microphone, either built in to your device or in the webcam (most modern computers, smartphones and tablets have this built in), or a phone
- a broadband internet connection (100mbs – basic cable in most locations)
- the Zoom client installed on your machine. (Zoom has clients for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.)
- The host would need a free Zoom account.
How to sign up: sign up for a free Zoom account.
Also check out the following links for more information:
For more details, please go to: Zoom Help pages.
We will discuss the specifics on the format for using Zoom for small groups and/or church wide usage in another post.
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