CHURCH ONLINE & WATCH PARTY HOME GUIDE
Welcome to our Church Online Home Guide. Our Home Guide is to provide you with tips, best practices, and a discussion guide to make the most of your online experience. You can lead and pastor your home by creating healthy habits when you take part.
These ideas may vary depending on your home dynamic. This is meant to be a helpful guide so you can get the most out of your time at home. Prepare, Participate, Process.
BEFORE SERVICE: PREPARE
Plan the best time to watch service. We offer experiences throughout the day.
- 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM, 2:00 PM, & 5:00 PM
- Decide with those in your home the time you will watch (Ex. If you have young children in the home, nap time might work best).
Have a child between the ages of 2 – 11? There’s something for them, too!
- Watch anytime.
- Plan out the time that works best for your children to view their TC Kids experience. TC KIDS ONLINE
Send the invite!
- Share the time you are watching church online with friends.
- If you are comfortable with having a few people in your home, you can invite them to join with you in person. But please follow the guidelines of your city and state.
Create a distraction-free environment.
- Organize and de-clutter your space.
- Do any important tasks in advance.
- Set your phone aside or silence notifications.
- Have your Bible, notebook, and pen ready.
DURING SERVICE: PARTICIPATE
Go from spectator to participator
- Stand up during worship
- Sing out loud
- Give an offering
- Open your Bible to the Scripture
- Take notes on the sermon
- Feel free to connect on the online chat
AFTER SERVICE: PROCESS
If someone with you decides to follow Jesus, pray with them. Tell them about the next steps by connecting them to “I have decided”
- Use the discussion guide below to review sermon notes with family and friends
- If you live alone, Zoom a friend and discuss
- Share your experience
HOME DISCUSSION GUIDE
Watching Church Online with a Group?
Below is a guide to exploring the sermon further with a group:
- Pick a different leader each week, it’s a great way to participate.
- After watching the sermon, review the discussion with your friends and family.
Watching Church Online Solo?
Here’s how you can explore the sermon further on an individual level:
- Review the discussion guide and journal your thoughts based on the sermon.
- Optional: If possible, identify a friend(s) that you can watch the sermon with virtually, then meet via Zoom to go over the discussion.
THE PAUSE FOR PURSUIT
Pastor Brad Livingston
Ask your family and/or roommate(s) to share their favorite moments from service. What phrase or moment did they relate to the most? Review your notes!
READ THE SCRIPTURE ALOUD
O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name, I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
2 Samuel 5:3, 2 Samuel 11:2-4, Psalm 51:3-4, Acts 13:22, John 8:34-36
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed
Scripture Reading Questions
(CHOOSE ONE OR ALL)
- What did you notice about this passage?
- What does this teach you about God?
- How is your character?
- How are you challenged to live differently according to John 8:34-36?
- Pastor Brad said, “Every possession you think will bring you satisfaction always leaves you wanting more.” What in your life to you have unrealistic expectations of satisfaction from?
- Read Psalm 63:1-7. Do these words represent your relationship with the Lord? If not, how could you start to change that?
- What things do you find pleasure in more than Jesus? Have you ever thought about those things as possibly being sinful?
- How do you feel about David being a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22)?
Take a moment to pray as you close out your reflection time. Be sure to include a portion of prayer asking God to bring us closer to him as He becomes a greater point of passion for us to pursue after.