Antioch Baptist Church, Susan, has been using the remote conferencing service Zoom to recreate traditional worship services for its members.
Although the platform is vastly different from traditional worship services, the Rev. Julia Forrest has managed to keep the structure the same.
“I try to keep it as near to what we normally would do in a normal service,” said Forrest. This includes having an order of service, a call to worship, a hymn of praise, scripture, announcements, a short sermon, a morning prayer and a closing hymn.
Zoom conferencing is not a new technology for Antioch Baptist. The church has used the platform to hold Bible studies in the past when the former pastor, who lived in Richmond, could not make it in person. The church currently has Bible studies on Zoom the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. Though Zoom has purportedly had a lot of security problems recently, the church has not experienced those difficulties.
One problem that the church has...
To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.