Zoom Help

Using Zoom for Online Ministries

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging into one easy-to-use platform. Zoom offers the video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experience across multiple platforms.  Use these easy-to-follow steps to join ministries online.  If you need more help there are tech assistance options at the very bottom of this page.

Participant Only?
Do Steps 1 and 2

Do Steps 1-4

Step 1: Download Zoom Client

Step 2: Joining an Existing Meeting

In many cases, your group leader will email you instructions on how to join the Zoom group meeting, usually with an easy clickable link.  You may also join a meeting with a Meeting ID number if you have that information:

  1. Open the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Join a meeting using one of these methods:
    • Click Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in.
    • Sign in to Zoom then click Join.
  3. Enter the meeting ID number (meeting ID number should be supplied to you by the ministry you are joining online).  If you’re not signed in, you will also need to enter a display name.
  4. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and click Join.

*Note: If you are only using Zoom as a participant, not as a leader, you do not need to go any further past Step 2.  Step 3 begins the host/leader/facilitator instructions.

Step 3: Signing In To Set Your Own Meetings

To sign in, use your Zoom, Google, or Facebook account. You can also log in using SSO. If you don’t have an account, click Sign Up Free. If you have a Zoom account but cannot remember your password, click Forgot.
  1. Open your Zoom client and sign in to Zoom.
  2. Click on the Schedule icon.

    This will open the scheduler window.
  3. Select your meeting settings. Note that some of these options might not be available if they were disabled and locked to the off position at the account or group level.
  4. Click Schedule to finish, and open the selected calendar service to add the meeting.


Step 4: Inviting Others to your Zoom Meeting

  1. Schedule a meeting (see step 4).
  2. Sign in to the Zoom Desktop Client.
  3. Click Meetings.
  4. Select the meeting that you want to invite others to. Click Copy Invitation. The meeting invitation will be copied and you can paste that information into an email or anywhere else you would like to send it out.
  5. For more options from Zoom Help, click Here.

Need More Help?

We want to help!

  1. Click Here to fill out a contact form.  A La Casa member will contact you directly to help you.
  2. You may also find helpful information on the Zoom Help Page.
  3. Join a Test Zoom meeting at anytime.