Church is made up of people and as we follow the way of Jesus together our shared life in homegroups is really important. We encourage you to keep on meeting and looking out for each other, but the ways this will have have to change.
Here are a few resources that could help connect as a group online. Please use what ever is appropriate for your group.
WhatsApp (any smartphone - free) - limited to 4 people, but useful for small groups, prayer triplets.
FaceTime (apple only - free) - Group FaceTime is 32 people. Just start from FaceTime app.
Facebook Video (Any platform - Free) 6 people on screen, up to 50 people in call. (Not sure what happens if you have more that 6 people) [https://about.fb.com/news/2016/12/introducing-group-video-chat-in-messenger/]
Viber - max five people
Skype (any platform) - video chats for up to 50 people, includes screen sharing.
Meeting/youth groups/prayer groups (anything that is not public) try Zoom.
Zoom (free video conference) - anyone can start an account, 40 min video length, up to one hundred people can join. Requires some simple setup by downloading an app/program. Paid version will be used for Staff meeting/PCC/Youth. Providing more focused video chat at a specific times, rather than spontaneous calls..
Please also remember all the Homegroup Material are published here
And you can find the intro videos for The Way of the Cross here
Would you like to be part of a virtual home group during this time of social distancing?
All the videos from the way of the cross
We have received a great co-mission, but we don’t have to do it alone.
Jesus is alive and this changes everything
Part six of The Way of the Cross.
Part Five of The Way of the Cross.
Find out about our virtual homegroups
Part four of The Way of the Cross.
The 3rd part of The Way of the Cross
So what can we do in response to all this?
Are you the kind of person who could be a community connector?
A selection of worship songs for you to use in your home, or with you group online.
How do you find peace in a broken world?
How do you respond to surprises?