Navigating Church & COVID-19
Thankfully, worship services, small groups and other church gatherings are no longer limited to physical places. Now, more than ever, churches are utilizing technology for “virtual church.” From live streaming sermons to passing a digital offering plate to app-facilitated good works, virtual church allows your community to connect, communicate, and keep moving forward even in the midst of crisis and chaos.
Create a church home away from home.
Live stream of your service
Fun Tip: Have a band member perform a “mini concert” with live stream or recorded video.
Many have fallen on hard times—physically, mentally, financially and otherwise. Allow your members to submit prayer requests to be shared throughout the congregation.
Even though we are in a time of social distancing, members can still do their part from afar. Forms are an accessible and effective way to keep your church volunteer program going strong.
Online giving/virtual offering plate
Connect + Communicate
We don’t want anyone feeling disconnected or in the dark. Having connection features like member directories and chat, encourage people to reach out to each other, say hi, or lend a hand. Communication tools like push and text messages help get the right message to the right members at the right time. Check out a few push and text message examples we’ve seen from our awesome church partners:
- “The church and COVID-19 preparedness. Open the app for details.”
- “Friendly reminder that we will be gathering virtually for church this Sunday. Join us online to watch & worship with us!”
- “Learn about our Facebook & YouTube Live worship service @ 9:45 am tomorrow. Tap the event in our app calendar. Invite a friend!”
Adapting to virtual church is no easy feat. We’re here for you.
This is a strange and difficult time for all of us. We understand that during these trying times resources may be tight and stress high. To help your church navigate the upcoming weeks, our team has come together to provide 2 free months of tech solutions. If there’s anything else we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Know that Aware3 is here to help you day by day, every step of the way.
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