COVID-19 yielded an urgent need for grief ministry. Learn how your church can respond!

Watch the coronavirus webinar here: NO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS!

Wow! More than 3,000 leaders showed up for our webinar GriefShare meetings during the corona crisis. 

Our webinar provider's servers crashed, and video froze. It's not their fault– the entire internet infrastructure is being tested as more moving online to work and for entertainment. That said, it was hard to watch.

The good news: we were finally able to record a clean version of the webinar without the technical challenges. You can watch it now. You are free to share this video with your GriefShare leader team and church leadership.

VIEW WEBINAR NOW

 

Let me sincerely thank all of you who came to the webinar and for your patience during the technical challenges. I'm excited about the ways you will use this new technology to minister online.

Posted

Comments

Betty Jonkman
Betty Jonkman
Chapel Grace
Coalinga, CA
Posted

I cant figure out how to put a notice on our "find a group" site in order to note that we will be able to offer on-line video viewing next week

Steve Grissom
Steve Grissom
The Church Initiative, Inc.
Wake Forest, NC
Staff Member
Posted

Betty - There is a field called "Additional Information" when you enter the information for your group. You can explain that your group is meeting online there.

Laura Bolan
Laura Bolan
First Baptist Church
Meridianville, AL
Posted

How/where do I enter member's emails in manually?

Where is the Watch Online tab?

I watched the Webinar twice, I promise! :)

Laura Bolan
Laura Bolan
First Baptist Church
Meridianville, AL
Posted

Actually I found the above info, thanks!!!!!

Jean Garrison
Jean Garrison
Calvary Chapel
West Melbourne, FL
Posted

I had a terrible connection to the afternoon webinar so I waited for the link to watch it on demand. I tried the link last night and it worked but I didn’t have time to watch it. Today it won’t load. It just spools trying.

Jean Garrison
Jean Garrison
Calvary Chapel
West Melbourne, FL
Posted

It's working now....no need to contact me

Stephanie Turner
Stephanie Turner
The Village Baptist Church
Fayetteville, NC
Posted

Is there a way to organize our registrations alphabetically?

Marion Rossouw
Marion Rossouw
Benoni Baptist Church
Benoni, Gauteng
Posted

Thankyou for this extremely important intervention. I listened to the introduction
Then it stopped.

JOEL TRAYWICK
JOEL TRAYWICK
Rock Bridge Community Church
Dalton, GA
Posted

i still cant get the webinar to start. i click on the arrow but it never starts?

Herbert Anderson
Herbert Anderson
Overflow Church
Magee, MS
Posted

If you have a person that wants to registrar where should they go to be able to do this. Also instead of me meeting with them to get there book can they go to the site and look at a PDF file and print out the home work assignment..

Donna Sansone
Donna Sansone
St. Thomas More
Louisville, KY
Posted

I cannot get the webinar to start. It continues to spool and nothing else.

Regina Hoffman
Regina Hoffman
Grace Fellowship Church
Florence, KY
Posted

Thank you so much for doing this!

Ron Petherbridge
Ron Petherbridge
Ponds Reformed Church
Oakland, NJ
Posted

I registered all my participants as discussed in the Webinair so they could access the videos, but the only place I see to access the videos is from the leaderzone. I tried going on the website and looking up my church to see how members could find the link to watch the video but I could not find an access point or request to enter their name to login to watch the video. Do I need to give them my leader login? I really don't think that would be the right thing to do. Please help. My virtual meeting I was planning for Monday evening. If necessary I will do a zoom conference and see if we can all watch the video during the zoom conference, but me fear is it will take to much bandwidth and crash.

Ron Petherbridge
Ron Petherbridge
Ponds Reformed Church
Oakland, NJ
Posted

I found the link when I went back in to send to the participants. Ignore my last email.

Mary Anne Crowley
Mary Anne Crowley
Riverhills Christian Church
Loveland, OH
Posted

I got to the part where you are talking the four ways of conferencing when the screen went black and the message "video couldn't be decoded."

Tracee DeBerry
Tracee DeBerry
Calvary Assembly of God
Dover, DE
Posted

Good Evening!
Thank you so much for providing the tools for us to still meet with our participants and for the great webinar. I've registered all of the participants with name, phone number, and email, but I have 2 participants that don't have email addresses. Can they access the videos online using their phone number instead of email?

Karen Pahler
Karen Pahler
Life Bridge Church
San Diego, CA
Posted

Where can the participants get the workbook. I understood they could find it and buy it online?

Steve Grissom
Steve Grissom
The Church Initiative, Inc.
Wake Forest, NC
Staff Member
Posted

Karen Pahler

The online version of the workbook will be released this week. It's not quite ready. Watch your email for notification.

Steve Grissom
Steve Grissom
The Church Initiative, Inc.
Wake Forest, NC
Staff Member
Posted

Joel-

I’m sorry you had problems connecting to the webinar. The good news is that it was recorded. You can watch it here:

https://my.demio.com/recording/djBt84Cy

You’ll find tutorials about how to give your group members access to the videos here:

https://www.griefshare.org/leaderzone/my/groups/help

Best wishes as you take your group online. Please let us know if we can be of any help as you do.

Blessings!

Steve

Janee Hathaway
Janee Hathaway
Southside Bible Church
Centennial, CO
Posted

Hello,

I am having the same issues as Arlette - I am not able to see a "watch online" tab. Can you please help with this? Thank you!

Denine Thrasher
Denine Thrasher
North Branch Wesleyan Church
North Branch, MI
Posted

Watched the video - awesome way to continue the ministry. Where are the resources listed in the coronavirus virus video? I thought I knew, but can't find them. Thank you.

Kelly Hudy-Boyles
Kelly Hudy-Boyles
Triangle Community Church
Apex, NC
Posted

Thank you so much for the video and your dedication to these ministries.

Steve Grissom
Steve Grissom
The Church Initiative, Inc.
Wake Forest, NC
Staff Member
Posted

Arlette & Janee-

This video tutorial will help you find the "Watch Online" tab:
https://www.griefshare.org/leaderzone/my/groups/help

Please call our offices Monday if you are still having problems.

Blessings!

Karen Pahler
Karen Pahler
Life Bridge Church
San Diego, CA
Posted

Thank you, Steve.

Larry Sanders
Larry Sanders
Newburg Church of Christ
Louisville, KY
Posted

Steve Grissom & The Church Initiative, Inc,

We really appreciate all you and your team has done implementing ways to stay connected with our GreifShare ministry.

Sincerely,

Your Brother in Christ
L. Sanders

Mary Meredith
Mary Meredith
Parkside Christian Church
Cincinnati, OH
Posted

Question: If my group members connect to the Free Conference Calling number with a land line, will they be charged for a long distance phone call? I need to know for a couple of folks who do not have cell phones. Thank you.

Steve Grissom
Steve Grissom
The Church Initiative, Inc.
Wake Forest, NC
Staff Member
Posted

Mary Meredith- Here is information from the freeconferencecalling website:
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Will I be charged long distance?

Every participant will dial a toll number (not toll-free/1-800). Depending on your long-distance plan or phone service, you may be charged long distance fees by your telephone provider for the call. Note: You are not charged anything by Free Conference Calling ever in conjunction with use of this conference call service.
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Also keep in mind that a person on a cell phone plan that has a limited number of talk minutes could exceed their monthly allocation, creating extra charges.