While many churches have made (or been forced to make due to local civic mandates) the difficult decision to suspend in-person services, ministries and activities as we all do our part to help stave the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, our mission/Wildly Important Goal to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world has not changed. Our buildings may be temporarily closed, but the church in the world is very much open and reaching out. We just have to consider and try new and creative methods, procedures and technologies to do that.

 

The technology that is readily available today makes it pretty easy to stay connected and engaged with our church and community. However, if you are unsure how to get started or fear you need a bunch of expensive equipment or a PhD is broadcasting, the CTC Communications team has resources and experience to get you rolling quickly and easily. Please feel free to reach out to any or all of the team for assistance.


Have Media Request or Communications Question?

Please reach out to Vance Morton, CTC Director of Communications & IT for all media requests and other communication questions.

Web & Social Media Questions? 

Please contact Bradley Alexander, CTC Web Engagement & Social Media Strategist, for immediate web or social media questions.

Video and Digital Media Questions?

Please reach out to Dustin Kaps, CTC Videographer & Digital Media Specialist, for all video and digital/electronic media questions.

 


How to Avoid Scammers

The following are tips and resources from the FTC to help consumers identify and avoid potential scams. Click here to Read More. 

 

Zoom Tips and Tricks 

If your local church is using Zoom Video Conferencing for your ministries please consider checking out our information about how to effective do this for all the ministries of your church

 


LIVE STREAMING SERVICES


Facebook 

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Instagram 

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YouTube 

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 ONLINE WORSHIP LICENSES

Please NOTE: A streaming license is not required if you don't employ any music or other non-original media content in your service. 

UM Book of Worship

The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) is granting permission to use and post online selected contents from the United Methodist Book of Worship (BOW).

One License

One License is offering free licensing through April 15. They license hundred of music publishers, typically hymnals, choral arrangements and other traditional music, including our United Methodist Hymnal. You must have a Podcast / Streaming License to stream worship services that include music from their list of publishers. You can sign up for a new license or, if you already have an Annual Reprint License (only to print/project music or lyrics), you can add the Podcast / Streaming License to your account. 

CCLI

CCLI is proving a 10% discount to current customers who wish to add a Steaming License to their existing CCLI Copyright License. They provide licensing for most contemporary music publishers who produce what you hear on the radio. You must have a Streaming License to stream worship services that include music from their list of publishers.

CVLI

The CVLI Church Video License provides legal coverage for churches and other ministry organizations to show parts or all of motion pictures and other audiovisual programs intended for personal, private use only. The license provides a comprehensive copyright compliance solution.

 


DISCIPLESHIP & LEARNING


 

Bishop Teaching Sessions
Gather with your small group online or log-in individually and soak up the unique insights Bishop Mike Lowry provides on...
The Cross & Resurrection (2020)
Incarnation (2019)
Sin & Salvation (2019)
ACTing Boldly (2018)
Basic Christianity (2016)
Calvin vs. Wesley (2015)
 
Virtual Small Groups for Youth

We've compiled some activities that you can use to conduct virtual small group meetings: