Doing Church Differently—Resources and Ideas
In light of the new Post-COVID-19-normal of staying vigilant, safe and connected, many churches are still offering web-based services for those that choose to stay at home, or just connect with church is different ways.
On this page you will find:
A list of churches still doing either live-streaming or posting videos of church services for those who cannot attend,
Information about how to start live-streaming or video in your church, and
Some resources for doing church at home.
If you have an idea or resource to share, please email the editor on email@example.com or the Bishop’s EA firstname.lastname@example.org or the Contact Us form on the website.
Regular Live-streaming or video links
If your church has a public livestream or youtube service option, email Jo on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Keen to try?
If you are keen to try live streaming or video posts, but don’t know how, below are some resources to help.
- A great blog post about “What is the meaning of ‘online church’?” by Theologian Ian Paul of psephizo.com
- Livestreaming is available through Youtube and is easy. Here is a tutorial on how to set this up.
- Get.Tithe.ly is a website to help churches get financial, but it also has a great post on getting virtual and live streaming in the Coronavirus age. The tutorial is written by Paul Maxwell and is called: Coronavirus Toolkit for Pastors and Church Leaders. Of course, they promote their app first, but skip past that and look at the other platforms you can use.
- Techguru77 has a video tutorial on live streaming via Youtube from start to finish.
- If you’re desperate for some friendly advice, email email@example.com and we can send you some local contacts.
Resources, Crafty and Peaceful activities
- Colouring Resources for challenging times by Frog and Gnome that you can download free
- Do Messy Home Church with the family using this new resource: Messy Home Church (130 downloads)
- Prayer for a Pandemic (210 downloads) by Cameron Wiggins Bell
- Rev’d Ben Randall has started a “Stories with the Vicar” series – the first one is up and is the Annunciation Story
- Instructional video about how to do Church as a family with toddlers: a video from Nelson
- CoE have put out a resource called “ CoE C-19 Prayers (130 downloads) ” containing personal and corporate prayers, kids prayers and daily morning and evening prayers for use during this time.