Doing virtual church services and/or prayer meetings has become a common and necessary practice. With that in mind, the Kentucky Baptist Convention is giving you a step-by-step guide for setting up and hosting on-line services and prayer meetings via Facebook Live.
Step 1 – Set up a personal Facebook account.
Step 2 – Set up a Facebook Group (your church)
Step 3 – Invite church members to join your Facebook Group
Step 4 – Determine what camera you will use
Step 5 – Prepare for virtual services and prayer meetings
Step 6 – Use Facebook Live to make your events available online
Step 1 – Set Up Your Personal Facebook Account. (these steps are taken directly from Facebook’s website.)
Once you have a personal Facebook account, you can then add a Group. This group should be your church.
Step 2 – Set Up a Facebook Group Page for Your Church. (these steps are taken directly from Facebook’s website.)
Once you create your group, you personalize it by uploading a cover photo and adding a description.
Step 3 – Invite church members to join your Facebook Group .
Now that your church has a Facebook Group, you will need to invite them to join the group so that, when you or someone in the group, posts an announcement, prayer requests, etc… the entire group receives that information.
Step 4 – Determine what camera you will use and purchase that camera.
Option 1, Mevo – Many churches that are streaming their services via Facebook Live utilize Mevo. It is affordable and effective. To find out more about Mevo click on the link below.
Option 2, Your Smart Phone – While this isn’t the best of options, it will work and will make it possible for you to have your services up and running immediattely.
Step 5 – Prepare for virtual services and prayer meetings.
In order to have people in attendance for any of these on-line experiences, you’ll need to consistently send them reminders.
Step 6 – Use Facebook Live to make your events available online. (these steps are taken directly from Facebook’s website.)
To start a Facebook Live gathering, take the following steps (That is, after you have your camera in place, rightly connected to your computer, etc…)
Step 1: Click Create Post at the top of your News Feed.
Step 2: Click then click Live Video.
Step 3: Write something about your live video.
Step4: Click Go Live in the bottom right.
Note: Use the Google Chrome web browser to go live from your computer.