How to Use BibleTalk.tv in Your Congregation
Basic setup for using BibleTalk.tv
This guide will give you a basic understanding of the equipment needed to view BibleTalk video lessons for sermons, bible classes and even small groups. There are subsequent guides to help you setup your system for the many different devices available.
Step 1 - Connect
To view BibleTalk.tv material you will need to connect a media device to a television or projector. As of this writing there are many different ways to do this from the basic computer / projector setup with a VGA video cable or now you can even run videos off your phone through an HDMI cable. If internet is not available in your location, you can download the lessons from the BibleTalk.tv website and load them onto a USB flash drive and connect it to a computer or even to some HDTVs.
Step 2 - Lesson Notes
After you have successfully been able to get a BibleTalk.tv video to play, you can then download the lesson notes for your lesson. If they are available you will see a button under the title of the lesson called 'Lesson Notes.' This should be found in a row of items that can be downloaded. Clicking this will download a Microsoft Word document onto your computer. You can then print these off and hand them out to all of your students.
Step 3 - Play Video
Once everyone has lesson notes and the video is ready, you are ready to hit play and watch. If questions come up, feel free to pause the video and discuss. BibleTalk.tv series and sermons are filmed without taking questions from our live audience but feel free to have your own question and answer period. The devos section and some lessons contain Discussion Questions to help this process along. These can be downloaded similar to the lesson notes above.
"We are a small congregation with no full-time minister. We have depended on video material from BibleTalk.tv for quality scriptural lessons that would have otherwise been unavailable to us. While we do supplement this with visiting preachers, Mike's work has been the cornerstone of our Sunday morning sermons."
Bill Schlarb, Bruce Veinot
for the Ottawa West Church of Christ