Updated: May 2, 2020
We are currently using Zoom for our virtual services, but we are in the process of starting live streaming to Facebook! If you don't know already, we have a church Facebook page where the livestreams will be available for viewing. The livestreams will also be recorded and stored on that Facebook page for viewing at your leisure.
Livestreaming will be great for the church family for many reasons. One, it is great for the elderly, the sick, those that are traveling or for other reasons where our church members can't attend in person. This is a great way for those members to stay connected to the church.
Two, it will be a good idea for the church to have this capability if something like this situation (corona virus) happens again in the future. We can seamlessly transition to virtual services and everyone can stay connected.
Some things to take into consideration when determining whether you want to watch the livestream by Zoom or Facebook are that Zoom provides more interaction by the members while Facebook only allows for chatting by text. Zoom provides chat and audio to talk to everyone (especially helpful when giving prayer requests).
But, please be patient with us and bear with us as we go through some growing pains while setting this all up and learning how to do all of this. I guarantee that there will be mistakes and problems, but be patient and we'll eventually get it right. Also, we're in the process of purchasing the right equipment, but since it's very expensive, the plan is to purchase the items over a long period of time instead of all at once. We're literally using an iPhone for our audio and video!
So we'll be using inferior equipment and doing the best we can with what we have. We just praise God that we even have this capability and equipment right now to do what little we are doing.