Retreat Resources

We're pleased to provide you a suite of resources to help you have a successful hosting experience.

Promotional Downloads

Get the word out with our ready-to-use and customizable materials. We have digital and print materials including email templates, presentation slides, and posters that you can use to promote the Retreat. We also encourage host churches to put the Retreat logo and description on their website as an additional form of promotion.

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Hosting Guides

Our desire is to make this experience as simple as possible for you. With minimal effort and preparation, you’ll be able to make this event a unique experience that will be meaningful for all in attendance. Download these useful guides full of tips to help you prepare and run the simulcast event.

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Sermon Resources

For host churches, we also have resources available to make it easy to present the Work as Worship message to your people. Our hope is that you devote a Sunday to preaching and teaching through the Work as Worship message with these free resources.

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Host Site Tech Support

Will we have a trial run before the event to ensure the simulcast runs smoothly?

Yes. We will provide a few different opportunities for you to test the live stream. This information will be discussed in detail with your Work as Worship Specialist. You can easily determine whether you meet the 5-10 Mbps standard by testing your internet speed at the following link: www.speedtest.net.

What if our city has a snowstorm (or other inclement weather event) 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 live stream?

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 don’t 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 for the highest video quality. You should also take into account that your internet bandwidth is probably shared throughout your facility.

Allowing attendees to use your Wifi or streaming other videos throughout the building can slow down your internet speed. We recommend asking people to stay off Wifi during the conference or making sure you have enough bandwidth for both the simulcast and attendees using the facility’s Wifi.

Will we have an opportunity to speak directly with your tech team?

Yes. We will have a Work as Worship Specialist assigned to your church and an event day support team available to help walk you through any issues. Performing the suggested tech tests ahead of time will help reduce any technical headaches that could arise during the event.