Streaming of Sunday services has become commonplace for many in the last weeks. Nick Gray, pastor at Staines Congregational Church reflects on their experiences.
However, for those who may still be unsure, EFCC has a resident expert! Josh Fortune has prepared a short video to help and, if you struggle afterwards, will almost certainly be happy to give a few personal tips.
Many churches have been using ZOOM to stream their services and hold virtual meetings. However, many do so without fully appreciating the security issues that need to be addressed. Mark Barnes has produced a very helpful guide which he has kindly allowed us to share with you.
For many churches, one of the joys of lockdown is that church meetings get cancelled! However, some churches may well have issues that do need the attention of the whole church. For such instances, the charity commission offers helpful guidance:
“In the current situation, it is becoming increasingly difficult to hold face-to-face meetings. Some charities have clauses in their governing documents that allow them to meet virtually or to use telephone facilities, so we advise trustees to check their governing document and see if they can make amendments themselves to facilitate changes as to how or when meetings are held.
Where there is no such clause in your governing document and you decide to hold meetings over the phone or using digital solutions, we will understand but you should record this decision and that you have done this to demonstrate good governance of your charity.”