How to Host a Zoom Meeting with Your Church

Churches across the nation have been using Zoom - a free video conferencing platform - to host small group Bible studies, prayer gatherings, and even worship services.

If you’ve never hosted a Zoom meeting before, there’s no reason to worry – setup is simple.

1. Set Up a Zoom Account and Download the App:

First, you’ll need to set up an account by visiting, clicking the blue, “sign up, it’s free” button, and filling in your email address. You’ll then be asked to download the Zoom app – all meetings take place using the app.

2. Start a Meeting Immediately

When you open the app, you’ll see a grouping of icons. To start a meeting immediately, click the orange camera icon in the top-left corner.

This will open a new window and turn on your camera, so you’ll be seeing your face on the screen. Click “join with computer audio,” then go to the bottom of that window and click the “invite” button to send an invitation to meeting participants.

3. Schedule a Meeting

To schedule a meeting in the future, click the blue calendar icon in the bottom-left corner. A window will pop up that allows you to name your meeting, determine what time you’d like the call to take place, and add a password if you’d like to make your meeting more secure, along with a few other options for customization.

Once you’ve inputted your meeting information, click the blue, “schedule” button at the bottom of this window. You’ll be taken to a new window with your meeting invitation. You can copy and paste the URL and meeting ID into an email or text to your group, they’ll use this information to join the call when the time comes.


Watch the video for a full walk through of the steps we outlined in this article.


Posted April 8, 2020