Zoom for Small Groups

Getting Started

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:

A Quick Guide to Using Zoom

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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