Progressive Church News and Events

NOTICE

All national events are currently cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Announcements regarding events for 2021 will be made at a later date. 



TRAINING FOR ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETINGS & SERVICES:  

THE INTERNET, SAINTS, AND HOLINESS


YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS EVENT.

Register to attend the virtual sessions by choosing your sessions below no later than Thursday, March 4.

 

The National Education Department invites you to attend virtual Zoom sessions where we will provide training on how to prepare leaders for online meetings, offer tips on how to participate in online meetings, give safety information regarding social media, and discuss protocols to consider for public broadcasts.

 

We encourage all church pastors, leaders, teachers, and media team members to attend the sessions that are specific to their needs. 

 

Please register by Thursday, March 4 if you plan to attend.

 

Again, the four (4) sessions will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021, between 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Once individuals register, they will be provided a link by text or email the week of the event, which will give each person a secure connection to the sessions on Saturday, March 6, 2021.



 

REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION YOU PLAN TO ATTEND BY FOLLOWING THE DIRECTIONS BELOW.  

Please read ALL the descriptions and then register for the sessions you want to attend:

 

 

Participating in an Online Meeting for Members (10:00-11:00 a.m.)

This session will give meeting attendees tips on what they can do to improve the quality of the meetings that they attend. The presenter will discuss common distractions and how to minimize them and how to maintain the appropriate tone for the meeting. General troubleshooting tips for common connection issues will also be addressed.

 

When: Mar 6, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuduugrDojGNDfC37qzVc592W9JOqmQAZE

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

 

Preparing for Online Meetings for Leaders (10:00-11:00 a.m.)

In this session, church leaders and teachers will learn how to effectively use Zoom features (polls, breakout rooms, whiteboard, chat, reactions, share screen, etc.) to have an interactive meeting, class, and/or session.  Church leaders and teachers will receive an overview on how to use Zoom’s security settings (waiting room, muting participants, removing participants, lock meeting, renaming participants) to minimize meeting interruptions and distractions. Additionally, we will discuss the following Zoom meeting topics:  etiquette, preparations and communications needed prior to the meeting, special permissions for recording, monitoring and engaging techniques, and cohosting roles.

 

When: Mar 6, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMud-qqqT4uGdSoPO708VLg6zWVhTQBYd03

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

 

Remaining Safe and Maintaining Your Witness on Social Media (11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

In this session, participants will learn how to setup accounts on social media, adjust privacy settings and make safe connections with others. Participants will also learn what is and is not appropriate to share and how to identify scams. An overview of common internet shorthand, memes, and pictures will be presented. The aim of this session is to aid members, especially seniors, in maintaining holiness and remaining safe in a digital world.

 

When: Mar 6, 2021 11:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAof-ytrj8jGdKrtQ-xJZe58l6l_CqdclAp

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

 

Public Broadcasts and Meetings (12:30-1:30 p.m.)

The first part of this session will focus on considerations for maintaining safety and privacy of our members including minors. Other considerations for what should and should not be broadcast, including copyrighted material, will be discussed. The first part of this session is aimed towards pastors, media team members and local leaders. The second part of this session will give media team members the opportunity to share and learn from one another about what is working and what is not working as they aim to provide technical support for worship services.

 

When: Mar 6, 2021 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsdeiprjkjGdGRgPV7ZKSXaX2bKIAS7Zil

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

 

 

You must preregister for this event.

Use this link to register in advance for the event:

https://bit.ly/2PfG3sf

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.