March 20, 2020
Special Update: Church Communication Helpful Links
We know you're scrambling to adapt to new demands on how you keep church going. So are we! Here are links to some free services (recommended from OCS clients, or we've found) for you to better communicate with your church members.
We've had many questions about how churches can continue communication, Bible study, and even sermons or worship services by going online. To give you a push in the right direction, the following are suggestions to free services that may help you better keep in touch with your church attenders.
It's not a complete list by far, so if you know of similar helpful services please let us know. Also, we haven't had time to test the services nor are we affiliated, so keep us updated if these work for you.
- Streaming Live on Facebook: How-To information on free streaming using Facebook Live
- Streaming Live on YouTube: How-To information on free streaming using YouTube Live
- Live Bible Study: If you want to hold an interactive Bible study like a web conference video call, Zoom.us has a free option
- Facebook Group Alternative Option: Not all of your church members use Facebook? This free Community Platform from Tribe.so may help group interaction
- Online Interactive Church Service: Already streaming or posting your services online but want Live Prayer and Live Chat when "on air"? Check out the free Church Online Platform from Life.Church
Resources OCS Clients Have Right Now
We're hearing from clients who are now beginning to send Email Newsletters and/or Group Texts to keep church members updated and connected. These tools are already included right now in your OCS Account, so now is a great time to click on the links above and check out how you can quickly communicate church changes.