REMOTE AREA WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The Public Worship & Aids To Devotion Committee (PWAD) is developing resources to assist in the video-casting of worship services from selected base churches using peer-worship software to be viewed with smaller congregations that are either church plants or rural parishes with limited resources.
This will fit a number of scenarios:
a. distant churches hooking up to a host church with no other close connection
b. parish ministry with a main church and several other preaching points or congregations
c. churches wishing to explore church planting established churches wishing to explore church planting in a collegiate-satellite model.
We are exploring Teamview Software which is a popular and an industry used program. Compatible hardware would need to be bundled with it to deal with it in every location. We would expect that this would have to be Project Managed for at least a term. It would need to be a user pays operation with some subsidies as needed.
This would all be field tested over a trial period with variety of scenarios. Host churches could be varied in the "kind" of worship they do (Traditional with hymns, organ; Contemporary with band; Even music mix; Ethic mix, Sudanese, Korean, Chinese etc.). Publicity needed at state denomination, presbytery levels with the involvements of assembly directors of home mission equivalents helping to roll it out. Technical response initiatives and upgrading would have to be planned and rolled out.