Establishing a Weekly Rhythm Together
A Watch Party is a group of people who meet (virtually or in-person) to experience an online service together. Our prayer is that these shared experiences will foster connections and encourage each of us in our individual faith journeys as we grow closer to Jesus as a community.
We want to provide you (a potential host!) with the tools you need to host a worship experience right where you are for people in your community.
HOW DO I HOST A WATCH PARTY?
1. Choose your Watch Party space.
2. Set a date and time for your Watch Party.
3. Invite people to your Watch Party and communicate details so that they know what to expect.
4. Plan your set-up.
5. Take the next step.
6. When the service is over, encourage people to make connections.
THINGS TO KNOW AS A WATCH PARTY HOST
People may ask you questions during your Watch Party time. Here is some helpful information and language you can paste in the chat or share with your group as needed.
- If you have any questions, you can ask them here and someone will be in touch.
- (For virtual Watch Parties, when applicable) We are going to celebrate communion together as we worship today. Have some bread and juice on hand, or make do with what you have.
- If you have kids, don’t forget to check out the awesome resources our BKids team put together!
- If you’d like support with any spiritual, emotional, mental, relational, or physical needs, contact Care ministry, and they will be in touch.
LET US KNOW YOU PLAN ON HOSTING
We are here to support you! We will set you up with a contact person to coach and support you as we navigate what church at home looks like in this season.If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
How are Watch Parties different from Life Groups?
Watch Parties are a place to worship and watch a sermon with a small group of people in your community. You can participate in a Watch Party in addition to, instead of, or with your Life Group!
What about kids?
As a host, plan ahead and work with your Watch Party group to figure out how you would like to navigate church at home with kids. Whatever you decide, be sure to check out the amazing resources our BKids team has created for families.
Can we _____ at our In-Person Watch Party?
Follow these Blackhawk gathering guidelines (which are up-to-date with all CDC and local requirements and recommendations). You should plan to be distanced at least six feet from non-household members and wear masks any time you’re inside with others. If you have any questions, contact us and we can help you determine how to gather safely.
What if someone tests positive for COVID?
If someone in your In-Person Watch Party group tests positive for COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider to determine what response is appropriate for your family and situation.