Connect with a small group here at River Church
JOIN AN ONLINE SMALL GROUP
We believe that the best way to grow in your walk with God is to surround yourself with meaningful relationships. And that's why we value community so much at the River. Life is better together. Due to COVID-19 we are gathering online, it is important that we don't forsake gathering together. We need to do life in a community. So we are encouraging our church family to sign up for a small group. Click the link below to join a group. Or Scroll down to find out how to have your group meet online
ZOOM IS A FREE ONLINE VIDEO MEETING SERVICE. IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO JOIN FOR FREE AND GATHER FOR YOUR SMALL GROUP MEETING. RIVER CHURCH IS ENCOURAGING YOUR GROUP TO GATHER USING THIS SERVICE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS HOW TO USE ZOOM HERE IS A QUICK START GUIDE TO HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY.
Quick Start Guide
This quick start guide walks you through getting started with your new Zoom account, including essential steps like scheduling your first meeting, downloading the Zoom client, and updating your Zoom profile. Whether you just signed up for your own Zoom account or you have been invited to an existing account, read this quick start guide for a summary of your next steps and click the embedded links to learn more.
This article covers:
Signing up and activating your Zoom account
Joining an existing account
If you are being invited to an existing account, you will receive an email from Zoom (email@example.com). Once you receive this email, click Activate Your Zoom Account.
Creating your own account
Signing in to your Zoom account on the web
You can login to your Zoom account on the web at any time, at zoom.us/signin. Once you're logged in, use the panel on the left side to navigate the Zoom web portal. You can update your profile, schedule a meeting, edit your settings, and more.
Scheduling your first meeting
There are many ways to schedule a meeting, including the Zoom web portal, through the Zoom client, or with one of our extensions or plugins. Here are some basic instructions for scheduling your first meeting.
Sign in to your Zoom web portal.
Click Schedule a Meeting.
Choose the date and time for your meeting.
(Optional) Select any other settings you would like to use.
Downloading the Zoom client
Starting your first meeting as the host
As the meeting host, there are several ways you can start your meeting. Your upcoming meetings will be listed in the Meetings tab of your Zoom desktop client or mobile app. You can click Start by the meeting name. You can also start your meetings from the Zoom web portal.
Login to My Meetings.
Under Upcoming Meetings, click Start next to the meeting you want to start.
The Zoom client should launch automatically to start the meeting.
Inviting others to join your meeting
Inviting others to join your meeting is as simple as sharing the invitation or join link. You can do this after scheduling your meeting by clicking Copy the Invitation.
Joining another user's meeting
There are many ways to join a meeting, but the easiest way is to click the join link that the meeting host provided. You can also click Join in your Zoom client and enter the meeting ID.
Still have questions: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Quick-start-guide-for-new-users
Video Tutorials here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
Running small groups online can be difficult because of the added hurdles and layers that technology provides. As we learn to gather this new way online we want to help make the transition easier for you so we have compiled free resources from networks, churches, and companies that will make running your group a little easier.
We recommend the leader of the small group sharing their personal desktop screen through zoom to the rest of the group with the curriculum or Bible study preloaded on your browser so that everyone can both see and participate in the conversation without any background noise distractions. If you need help or have questions how to share your screen email us at
Sign Up below for a small group and staff from the church will contact you to find out what day and time works for you, to help you find the right small group fit for your needs.
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