How to Use Web Conferencing for Online Church Meetings

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The rise of Web conferencing makes it easier for churches to conduct meetings online. There are several applications available, including Facebook Live, Mevo Plus, and YouTube. Using these technologies, churches can stream worship online and conduct basic church business without a physical meeting. However, using these tools requires some training. To learn more, check out this guide from Sarah E. Merkle, an attorney and senior editorial advisor at Church Law & Tax.

Web conferencing

Web conferencing can be a valuable tool for online church meetings. Using video and audio tools can make the meetings run more smoothly, and can also be a helpful way to reach new members. Using Zoom, for example, allows unlimited meetings, webinars, and events. It also allows multiple people to participate at once.

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Web conferencing allows churches to hold online meetings with up to 100 people at one time. Many religious organizations utilize the service. They can broadcast scheduled prayer services to many members at once. Moreover, they can record the calls to answer questions and to receive contributions from members. Some plans come with on-demand training and support from United Methodist Communications.

Churches can use video conferencing tools for online Bible studies, interviews with prospective church staff, and general communication. These tools are largely free and easy to use. They are also great for ministry meetings and teams that don’t want to commute to the other side of the world.

Facebook Live

If you are a church leader and you are interested in using Facebook Live for your online church meetings, there are a few things you need to do before you can start broadcasting your services. First, you need to navigate to your church’s Facebook page. Click the publish option. Next, create a description for your broadcast. Remember to use a standard naming convention so people can find it later. Finally, click the camera icon. Select the start and finish options. When finished, click “Share.”

When you use Facebook Live for online church meetings, it is important to be genuine and confident with your live stream. Remember, many people who watch the live stream will not be church members or church attendees. This means that your audience may not be interested in what you have to say. Also, don’t assume that all will go well – technical problems occur even when the church staff is incredibly experienced.

In addition to creating a livestream, you need to promote it. This will help you build an audience. While your viewership will initially be limited, as long as the content you are broadcasting is relevant, it will grow over time. Using Facebook Live for online church meetings is an excellent way to reach a wider audience.

Mevo Plus

Mevo Plus is a webcam with recording software that makes it easy for congregations to hold online church meetings. It offers 4K video and sophisticated editing capabilities. Its stable and user-friendly interface makes it easy to set up a meeting and share it with other members. The service is free for groups, with the free profile allowing up to 40 minutes of conferencing time. After that, paid versions are available.

Churches can choose from several options for audio. They can also use an external microphone. This is best suited for smaller communities. The free version allows up to 100 people to participate in a meeting for up to 40 minutes. However, when filming a service, you should choose a location with good sound insulation. A large empty church is unlikely to offer good audio quality, so a smaller office or church home is recommended.

Another feature of Mevo is its Auto-Director Mode. This mode turns your camera into a cameraman, tracking faces and movement on the screen. It cuts in a smooth manner that mimics a well-edited broadcast.


Whether you are a mega church or a small church, you can use YouTube to broadcast your services online. With over two billion monthly users, YouTube is a great way to promote your church and attract a worldwide audience. You can use your videos to promote the mission and vision of your church.

The first step in setting up your YouTube channel is to create a Google account. You can use an existing Gmail account, or create a new one. Click on “create account” and follow the instructions to sign up. Once you are signed in, click on the nine dots in the top right corner. Select the YouTube icon, which will take you to the YouTube front page.

YouTube is free for users and creators. By using this tool, you can easily reach a worldwide audience without paying for a television time slot or a satellite package. YouTube is also a great way to advertise your church to potential new members.