With changes in how we interact as a community in our everyday life, the Coronavirus outbreak is bringing a new challenge for the Church: ministering without a physical location. With the decision to prioritise public safety and wellbeing by closing our church’s doors, we now have the opportunity to connect with one another in different ways. As a conference, we are committed to doing our best in guiding and helping our churches do more online. On this page, you will find resources and updates as this pandemic develops.
Keep Your Zoom Meetings Safe
If you are using Zoom for online church meetings, please make sure that you implement the following Zoom security measures:
For further security measures, read through the Zoom security info webpage:
If you have any questions about security during your Zoom worship services, please contact the NNSW Conference Office. We are committed to the ensure that your worship services are safe places for your members, children and guests.
Guidelines to migrate worship service and community online:
The resource below will ramp up your digital ministry with guides to effective live streaming, equipment, music licences and community outreach.
These accounts are making the most of this opportunity to engage and spread positivity. How could you share God's love in these times on your channels?
Design and brand resources
When increasing our online presence, it's important we keep a consistent brand so people can become familiar with our churches, schools, hospitals and other organisations.
For those in your neighbourhood that may need extra support, simply download the card, fill in the name of your Church, print and distribute!
Join one of our local churches online this coming Sabbath! Subscribe to the youtube channel or turn on notifications on the Facebook page so that you will be notified when the live stream begins.
Hamilton Adventist Church (Website/Facebook)
Warners Bay Adventist Church (Facebook)
Hillview Adventist Church (Youtube)
Raymond Terrace Mission Adventist Church (Youtube)
Kingscliff Adventist Church (Website)
Murwillumbah Adventist Church (Website)
As churches will be closed, you can use the eGiving website or app to donate. You can also download the eGiving app on your device. Please continue to support your local church and conference ministries with your tithe and offerings.
The South Pacific Division Comprehensive Health would like to support our members and community during this challenging time and will waive the cost for the following resources for the next 2 months (ending May 18, 2020).
Darren Morton is offering an additional resource called “What the Bible Says” for free during this time so that the Live More Project can be effectively used in a small group resource in a church setting.
For further information or to set up a group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Allow a 5 day lead time to set up a group.
Need digital content resources? You can find more live and OnDemand content on:
Hope Channel: https://www.hopechannel.com/au/watch/shows
Faith FM: https://faithfm.com.au/programs/
The Incredible Journey: https://tij.tv/media-library/
This is a great time to share resources like the documentary Kingdom Come.