stay connected Through Technology

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During this time of social distancing, we aim to equip our groups, ministries and our entire LifePoint Family

to stay connected! Below are various ways you can do so.

We’re here to help! 

If you’re wanting to make a video to put on your group’s Facebook page or to share with your ministry, here are some tips to making it look great.

Video conferencing options

Webex – a free online meeting that allows you to virtually meet with other people, without leaving your home or office. Webex meetings require a computer with Internet access and a separate phone line. By logging into the meeting via the Internet, you will be able to see the presenter’s computer screen. Click here to learn more.

Zoom – a free online meeting that allows you to virtually meet with other people, without leaving your home or office. By logging into the meeting via the Internet, you will be able to see the presenter’s computer screen. Only one account is needed in order to send a link out for the others to join the conversation/video. The free version allows video chat of up to 40 minutes. Click here to learn more.

Google Hangouts/Meet – communicate, colloborate and share with video messaging and vidoe chat. Not everyone needs to have an account to access. Free for the first 14 days, may be a cost after thatClick here to learn more.

Skype – providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, and smartwatches over the Internet. Skype also provides instant messaging services. Users may transmit text, video, audio and images. An account is needed to sign up, but it is free. Click here to learn more.

RingCentral – Video conferencing, screen sharing, group messaging. An account is needed to sign up, but it is free for the first 15 days. Click here to learn more.

GROUP MESSAGING OPTIONS

Groups can always set up a group text/email thread, but sometimes that can be overwhelming if there is a lot of communication back and forth. Here are some additional ways to keep in touch.

GroupMe – GroupMe is the best way to chat with everyone you know. It’s absolutely free, whether you’re talking to a group of friends, or texting with one person. Best of all, it works on nearly every phone, via push or SMS. With GroupMe, it’s easy to reach anyone, anytime, anywhere. Click here to learn more.

Private Facebook group or Facebook Messenger chat – one member/leader can create a private group or message and invite others to join. Only members can see what is posted. Requires all members to have Facebook accountsClick here to learn more about Facebook groups and here to learn more about Messenger.

Slack – teamwork in Slack happens in channels — a single place for messaging, tools and files — helping everyone save time and collaborate together. Slack is free. Click here to learn more.

Technical Support

We’re hear to help you! If you’re having trouble navigating online connection, please contact our new tech support email and a LifePoint staff member will contact you.