How to Host a Zoom Meeting (Basic Tips)
How can you connect with your members and attendees without seeing them face-to-face? As congregations learn how to care for each other without being together physically, let us help you do that. Hosting a video conference call is very similar to hosting an in-person meeting. In this webinar, we will go over best practices for creating good community opportunities through Zoom video meetings. You’ll learn how to select and create the right Zoom account for your congregation or organization, schedule a meeting, help others join a meeting, and navigate the meeting environment. This is uncharted territory for the world, but also for the church. The great gift of this extraordinary time is how it reminds us that we need God, we need one another, and that we continue to serve the world as disciples of Christ, no matter what.
Advanced Zoom Tips
In this webinar, the BCM staff will answer your follow-up questions (from the previous webinar), explore scheduling, customizing, and optimizing your online events.
Tips and Additional Resources
- Zoom Meeting Basics for Good Group Decisions (PDF)
- Zoom Resources for Meeting Hosts (PDF)
- Participant Instructions (Use this verbiage when emailing Zoom meeting invitation.)
- ‘Zoombombing’: When Video Conferences Go Wrong
- 10 Simple Tips for Looking Good on a Video Conference Call
- How to Host an Online Group
- Ten Tech Tips for Meeting Online
Additional How-To Videos
- Get connected to your first Zoom meeting: A very simple introduction for church groups.
- Using Zoom on your iPhone or iPad
- Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
- Free How-To Guides for Zoom and other online platforms
- Participants Guide | Zoom Basics with Dana and Matt Myers
Other Resources about Leading Groups Online
- Will There Ever Be a Non-Virtual Meeting Again?
- Training for Change: This website offers a variety of tools to help lead effective groups online.
- 10 Best Games to Play on Zoom
- Creating Engaging Online Experiences (Presentation PDF with Resources by Ruth Cole Burcaw, June 9, 2020 Office Hours)
Is Zoom Safe?
This short video from our April 23, 2020 virtual office hours session provides an update regarding privacy and security concerns about Zoom.