Virtual Option

NOTE: Scroll down to view the technical requirements for virtual hosting.

Worried about the pandemic shutting your event down? We’ve got you covered. The Voice of Prophecy team has built a brand-new custom event platform that will allow you to hold your meetings virtually.

This tailored evangelistic tool will enable you to engage with your audience as you would at an in-person event, with features like:

– Registration and greeting

– Decision cards and immediate guest feedback

– Personal interaction with guests for further study or prayer

– The ability to seamlessly transition from live presentation to prerecorded content

It’s still true that there’s no replacement for face-to-face ministry—which is why we recommend holding live meetings with guests in a neutral venue or at your church, if you can safely do so. But we wanted to ensure your ability to weather any shutdown. With this platform, you’ll be able to continue the mission and vision that God has placed on your heart and church.

Tech Requirements for Virtual Hosting

Listed below are the technical requirements for hosts planning to use our virtual platform. You have the option of running a minimal operation, but we recommend setting up a larger operation—you’ll be investing in virtual evangelism for the future as well. Whatever your choose, make sure you have some tech-savvy help to direct and troubleshoot your whole setup, and allow ample time for testing to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Bare minimum operation:

– A computer no more than 3 years old
– i5 quad-core Intel or AMD Ryzen 5 six-core or greater CPU. We do not recommend the M1 Apple CPU at this point.
– Laptops with SSD preferred with built-in camera, microphone, and speakers. If you’re using a different camera, you’ll need a HDMI video capture card with webcam output (for example, something like this).
– 8 MB or more of RAM

RECOMMENDED:

Basic production with 2 or more cameras:

– The above computer requirements
– Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini HDMI Live Stream Switcher (link)
– USB-C cable to connect encoding computer to ATEM video switcher

Advanced production with 2 or more cameras:

– Encoding computer: no more than 3 years old with Intel i7 quad-core or better CPU, 16 GB RAM or more, SSD drive, USB-C port (example)
– Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro (link) or ISO HDMI Live Stream Switcher or better
– USB-C cable to connect encoding computer to ATEM video switcher
– Media/presenter computer for slide show: no more than 3 years old with Intel i5 quad-core or better CPU, 8 GB RAM or more, SSD drive, HDMI output port

Note: Streaming location must have dedicated 20 Mbps internet upload speed. (This is the speed you can upload a video file to YouTube, not the download speed, which is normally higher.) Before your event, you’ll want to test your upload speeds during the times of day you plan to run your event—to make sure you actually have the speed you need to run your program.