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How to use Zoom video conferencing

How to Use Zoom Meeting with Your Life Group

What is a Zoom Meeting?  

A "Zoom Meeting" simply refers to an internet-based meeting that's hosted using Zoom. Attendees can join the meeting in-person, via webcam on a computer or mobile device, or with just audio by phone. Zoom is available on all platforms (Mac, Windows, iOS & Android). A number of our McLane Life Groups have been using Zoom to keep their members together when the weather turns nasty or when someone is not feeling up to attending an in-person meeting.

Your group members won't need to have a Zoom account to attend your Zoom meetings. However, as the leader hosting the meeting, you will need to create an account.

If you are planning to host a meeting for your group, you will need to go to the Zoom website and create an account. If you use the basic subscription level, there is no cost to subscribe.  The limitation of this level is that your meetings will be limited to 40 minutes. However, you can overcome this hurdle simply by having your participants sign back into your meeting room when the time expires.

Once you have opened your account, you can create a meeting ahead of time using the meeting day and time that your group typically gets together. If this is going to be a recurring meeting, you have the option of listing it as such. When your meeting is created, it will generate an information box that you can copy and send to your group members. They only need to click on the URL in that box to be directed to your meeting room. 

In advance of the meeting be sure that you and your group members each download the app for Zoom from the app store for whatever equipment is to be used for the meeting.

This link will allow you to view a video that will provide a brief overview of the process that is described above.

If you are having difficulty in setting this up, please contact us at lifegroups@mclanechurch.org and we'll help you out.

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