What a crazy month eh? Over the past month life has changed for every one of us - especially for teenagers. Besides all of a sudden becoming homeschooled one of the biggest changes is the social separation from friends and community outside of one's house. Well at InsideOut, community is our middle name! That's why, starting this Sunday, we will be having online Life Groups via ZOOM, every week until the quarantine ends!
What is ZOOM? ⁃ ZOOM is a video conferencing app designed for big groups. ⁃ ZOOM is free and it's useable with or without an account. ⁃ Download the app before hand (Mobile Version OR Computer/Laptop Version) Why ZOOM? ⁃ As opposed to other video apps (FaceTime, Google Hangouts, etc.) ZOOM works on every platform instantly. ⁃ Students can join in from their laptop, smart phone, home desktop, or tablet. ⁃ ZOOM is secure; all of your student's data is safe and won’t be sold or shared with other companies.
How will my Student access their ZOOM Life group? ⁃ Students will get the link to their ZOOM meeting from their youth leaders.
⁃ Each of our life groups has a group chat which their leaders use to communicate with the group, our leaders will be reaching out via these groups.
⁃ If your student isn’t in a group chat with their group you can sign your student up for a group using this link.
Can my student invite friends to their ZOOM Life Group?
⁃ All they need to do is copy and paste the link to their friend and they can join the ZOOM meeting!
What will happen in ZOOM Life Group? ⁃ Just like our regular groups ZOOM groups are primarily about relationships. ⁃ We do this by sharing Highs & Lows from the week, discussing topics presented in the weekly video message, and just having fun together! ⁃ Some groups will play games together, others will just chat. It’s all about relationships. Life Groups are the heartbeat of Oasis for all age groups, including InsideOut, and if we can’t meet together to worship or hear teaching in person, we will do whatever we can to meet together as a community. Socially isolated doesn’t mean relationally isolated; we’re all in this together. We hope your student can join their Life Group on ZOOM this week! -Emilio