Welcome to the Purpose Life Church Online Host Team! We’re so excited that you’re stepping up to help us lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. This training guide will give you all the info you need to begin serving on the team and impacting lives all over the world. 🙌🏼🌍
Who is Purpose Life Church? ⛪️
Whether you’ve attended with us for years or are just now learning about us, we’re so grateful that you’re part of our Purpose Life family! We believe that a church isn’t a building—it’s the people. We meet at multiple locations and globally online with a desire to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world
What is Church Online? 🤔
In addition to meeting in physical church locations, Purpose Life also meets globally online. Our online community was launched in 2016 our of a desire to reach people who don’t know Christ.
Today, we host 4 weekly online church services at http://live.life.church, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Instagram Live, and Twitch reaching people from every country in the world. Each service features vibrant worship, an engaging message, live community, and a team of volunteers ready to welcome, interact, and pray with you.
In 2019 we saw over 15,000 people give their lives to Christ from over 40 countries! 🙌
Our Teams 🖥📱
You’re joining the Host Team, a global team of volunteers who create a friendly and comfortable environment in our online services. As a member of this team, you'll serve with the same team at the same 60-minute service each week. Be sure to show up 15 minutes early to your service so you can connect and pray with your team! 🙏🏼
We also have other volunteer teams:
- LifeGroups - Help people find community by leading a group online or in person.
- Communications - Answer people's questions and prayer requests from our inbox.
- Social Media - Interact with people on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
- Tech - Help with technical questions or help with the set up of online services.
- Operations - Behind the scenes admin ninjas who make everything run smoothly.
The Chat Host "Big 3" 💪🏼
Ready to learn what you'll be doing as a Chat Host? It all boils down to 3 easy things—what we call the "Big 3." These 3 things you'll do are welcome, discuss, and pray. Let's unpack each of those.
- 👋🏼 Welcome:
First, welcome each new guest into the chat area. You can use @ tagging like on social media to welcome each guest by name. A friendly welcome can be made even friendlier by using exclamation marks, emojis, and a follow-up question to get to know them.
Example: Hi @johnfromuganda, welcome to Life.Church Online! 🎉 We’re so happy you’re here today. How’s your day going so far?
- 🗣 Discuss:
Next, spark discussion in the chat area. You can do this by asking icebreaker questions, recapping key points from the message, or posting the Talk It Over questions in the bottom of the message notes. Open-ended questions—questions beginning with who, what, when, where, why, or how—are always great conversation starters.
Example: I love that Pastor Craig just mentioned _____. That’s so powerful! How do you think we can apply this into our everyday lives?
- 🙏🏼 Pray:
Finally, offer prayer to guests in the chat area. You can pray with people right in the chat area, or encourage them to click the Live Prayer button if they’d rather talk and pray with a volunteer privately. It’s amazing to see how loved people feel when someone reaches out to pray with them!
Example: Hi @martha75, I’m so sorry to hear that you lost your grandfather this week. Could we pray together here for you and your family? Let’s pray: God, we lift up Martha and pray that you would be with her and her entire family today. We ask that you would bring them your perfect peace and comfort, and that you would surround them with people who can encourage them in this season. Thank you for loving us and being with us in every difficult moment. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.