Frequently asked question
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live event information
What will the teaching cover?
Every speaker and real-life story will focus on what it means for Christians in the workplace to see their work as an act of worship.
Some sessions will offer inspirational stories from leaders who have experience combining their faith with their work. Other sessions will give practical application for living out faith at work.
host site registration
Do all my attendees need to register on workasworshipretreat.org?
Yes. To give your church or organization a proper headcount for the event, every attendee must register online. Prior to the retreat, you will receive a digital program to distribute to your registered attendees. After the event, all registered attendees will gain access to conference content.
What does it cost?
Hosting is free for RightNow Media or RightNow Media @ Work subscribers! We waive the hosting cost as a benefit of having an active, paid subscription with RightNow Media or RightNow Media @ Work. Attendee registration is $15 per simulcast ticket.
Will you share the attendee’s personal information with other ministries?
No. We will only use attendees’ personal information to communicate important information about the event and to share about RightNow Media and RightNow Media @ Work if attendees indicate they would like to be contacted.
How will host sites know the number of registered attendees for their site?
Hosts will have access to an online event portal containing an attendee list. This list includes names and emails of registered attendees for the purpose of communicating with attendees before the event.
How will international attendees be charged?
All attendees—domestic or international—will be charged in the amount of $15 USD. Credit card companies will account for the exchange rate, which will be reflected on the individual’s billing statement, like other international transactions.
Will we receive a portion of the attendee registration fees?
In an effort to better serve our churches and organizations with more conferences and webinars, RightNow Media does not return a portion of the attendee registration cost to host sites. We invest those funds into making excellent future events.
general hosting information
Can I do some programming during lunch?
Yes. Previously, host sites have used the lunch hour to bring in local speakers, have a leader share about the faith and work topic, hold a panel discussion, or have breakout groups at lunch tables to discuss the event material.
How many people should I expect to attend?
We are designing this experience for churches and organizations of all sizes. Last year, our average host site attendance was 10–15 attendees per location. To be an event host, you only need 2 or more registered attendees. We believe success to be less about size and more about how God uses the event to inspire local businesspeople to see their work as worship.
Do I need any special equipment?
No. You only need an internet connection of 5-10 Mbps and a screen to display the video. Our team will work with you to answer technical questions and address any issues you may encounter.
Do I have to be a RightNow Media or RightNow Media @ Work subscriber to be a host?
No. The event is open to any church or organization with a desire to impact the community. Any organization that does not have a RightNow Media or RightNow Media @ Work subscription may host the 2021 Work as Worship Retreat for a $1,000 license fee.
RightNow Media and RightNow Media @ Work subscribers are eligible to host for free. We waive the hosting cost as a benefit of having an active subscription with RightNow Media or RightNow Media @ Work.
Why is there a cost to host the event if our organization is not a RightNow Media or RightNow Media @ Work subscriber?
The hosting fee helps us cover program and event costs, including securing relevant speakers and live-streaming the event. As a thank-you to RightNow Media and RightNow Media @ Work subscribers, we cover this cost on their behalf.
Do I have to be a pastor to sign up my church?
We are looking for people to champion the retreat at their church. Typically, a pastor or staff member at the church needs to get approval to participate the church in the event, use of the church building, and any other logistics, but anyone can sign up the church and lead the event.
Do I have to be a business owner to sign up my organization?
We are looking for people to champion the retreat at their organization. Typically, a business leader or decision maker at an organization will need to approve participation in the event, host site location, and any other logistics, but anyone can sign up the organization and lead the event.
Will there be a break for lunch?
Yes. There will be a built-in lunch break that will likely be about an hour long. The exact length will be confirmed closer to the event. Host sites will have the option to tell attendees to bring a lunch, get lunch at a local restaurant, or coordinate lunch for everyone at the church.
Can I host lunch?
Yes. It is highly recommended that host sites coordinate lunch if possible. We suggest keeping it simple with food that is easy to order and distribute (such as boxed lunches or pizza).
Will there be training available for hosting the event?
Yes. Each host will be assigned a Simulcast Consultant who can offer guidance in the following areas:
Will attendees have materials to follow along at the retreat?
Yes. Prior to the retreat, we will email a digital program to hosts and registered attendees. Encourage all potential attendees to sign up as soon as possible so they can receive resources from RightNow Media.
Why did you choose Friday for the live event instead of Saturday?
For the past nine years, we’ve hosted the Work as Worship Retreat locally in Dallas. During that time, we found that Thursday results in a better turnout as attendees tend to have fewer scheduling conflicts.
Will you feature the videos from the retreat on RightNow Media?
Yes. Work as Worship Retreat sessions will be made available on RightNow Media and RightNow Media @ Work sometime later in the year.
host site tech support
Will we have a trial run before the event to ensure the simulcast runs smoothly?
Prior to the event, you will receive tech test information. This information will be discussed in detail with Your Simulcast Consultant will discuss the testing information with you. You can easily determine whether you meet the 5–10 Mbps standard by testing your internet speed at www.speedtest.net.
What if our city has a snowstorm (or other inclement weather) and people cannot make it to our location?
In the event of a weather emergency, we will email a secure link to registered attendees that will allow them to view the simulcast from their home or mobile devices.
If any buffer time happens during the simulcast, will the simulcast pick up where it left off or skip ahead to the livestream?
Performing the suggested tech tests will go a long way toward preventing any buffering issues. If the stream does experience buffering or needs to be reloaded, it will automatically resume to the “live” timing of the event. However, the software we use functions like a DVR and can be paused, replayed, rewound, and moved forward. This will prevent you from missing any of the content during the event.
How much bandwidth will it take to stream the retreat?
Most high-speed internet connections will be able to support the simulcast. You do not need to have state-of-the-art facilities. If you can stream videos from a service like RightNow Media or Netflix without interruption, there’s a good chance the simulcast will work just the same. However, we still suggest verifying your internet service capabilities and any data caps that might be in place at your host site. The recommended download speed is 5–10 Mbps or more for the highest video quality.
Allowing attendees to use your Wi-Fi or streaming other videos throughout the building can slow down your internet speed. We recommend asking people to stay off Wi-Fi during the conference or making sure you have enough bandwidth for both the simulcast and attendees to use the facility’s Wi-Fi.
Will we have an opportunity to speak directly with your tech team?
Your Simulcast Consultant will be available to help walk you through any issues you may come across while performing the tech tests before your event.