How can we continue to meeting as a KYB group?
You might have been hearing of a program called Zoom lately! It’s a video-conferencing software that’s taken off and used by businesses, churches, schools and friends. Closer to home, Zoom has been used by a number of KYB groups, KYB Production has started editing KYB study manuscripts remotely and it has recently been used for the CWCI International Board meetings (with the Presidents from our sister organisations the UK and New Zealand joining in!) All this is to say, we certainly recommend trying out the program!
One of the best features of Zoom is that you can see everyone on the screen. And only the lady hosting the meeting needs to have an account — everyone else can simply sign in!
There can be a bit of a learning curve, but the right attitude, grace and a sense of humour go a long way! Read about one KYB group’s first experience testing out Zoom — they have some great tips!
Zoom has a few different options to choose from: a free account and paid accounts.
The biggest difference between the two options is that the free ‘Basic’ account limits meetings of three or more people to 40 minutes. A ‘Pro’ account however allows more than enough time for a KYB meeting, even if you have ladies who particularly like to talk! 🙂
If you opt for the free account, you might need to be creative with how you run the study time.
Perhaps you meet twice a week, and break the study in half?
Or, you might like to send in everyone’s answers in advance via email or a Facebook group, and discuss particular points via the Zoom video conferencing.
Check out this YouTube tutorial!
It helpfully explains how to use Zoom and the many features!
Bonus: the presenter is a lady helping Christians learn about using Zoom for Bible studies!
A word of caution: We strongly recommend you do not post log in details to your meetings on any public forum. This risks strangers popping up in the middle of you meeting, sometimes with questionable intentions.
However, sharing an invitation to a meeting via email, messenger or posting in a private Facebook group is perfectly fine!
We’d love to hear about your experiences and what your KYB group is doing!
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