As a church it is critical that we keep caring for and encouraging each other during the COVID-19 social restrictions. We just need to find new ways to connect! This page provides information particularly for connect groups leaders who are looking to continue meeting as a group only virtually.
Information for Connect Group Leaders – how to meet virtually
The St Stephen’s staff are currently using Zoom for meetings, video conferencing and to deliver live-streamed “virtual church” on Sunday mornings. However, there are other videoconferencing type platforms that may better suit you and your connect group. Here are some suggestions:
Zoom. You can sign-up for free on the Basic plan. The Basic plan gives you unlimited 1 to 1 meetings, 40 mins limit on group meetings. Pro is ~$20/month. One unique benefit of zoom, is that participants can opt to phone in from a land-line.
Skype. Again the basic package is free to join. Features include free conferencing for up to 10 people; screen sharing; and file sharing.
Google hangouts / Google meets. Basic plan is free. Features include free conferencing for up to 10 participants and screen sharing.
We would be happy to support you in learning how to use these tools effectively. Please contact the Church Office for assistance (firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 3397 0555).
Please also continue to stay in touch via social media. We have a St Stephen’s Coorparoo Facebook account and various Instagram accounts (ststephenscoorparoo, ststephenscoorparookids and rebelyouthss).