we use slack
Every Sunday we gather as the church and celebrate the good things Jesus is doing in His family. To keep the conversation going all week we use a tool called Slack. It's an online messaging app that allows us to share prayer requests, testimonies, talk about the weekly message, and even have a few random conversations. If you would like to join us on Slack sign up below and we will send you an invite email.
After you sign up for Slack one of our admins will send you an email invite to join our group, the email looks like this. Click the "Join Team" button and follow the instructions.
While you are waiting for your invitation email, please read through our Helpful Tips and Community Guidelines below.
Slack is pretty straightforward in the way it handles communication. However, we want to give you some helpful tips to get you started.
When you log in, you'll notice that Slack works by splitting communication into two categories, "channels" and "direct messages." A channel is like a big conversation about a specific topic. A direct message is like a text message to one or more people; it's private and perfect for conversations that aren't meant for a public channel.
When you first join you'll be automatically added to the #announcements, #prayer, #testimonies, and #introduce-yourself channels. Start off by telling us a little about yourself in the #introduce-yourself channel. Then check out other channels to join, like the #sunday-gathering or the #random channel.
The next thing to do is set your notifications, and upload a photo of yourself. You can do this by clicking the "redhillschurch" option at the top left of the desktop app.
You can even change Slack to show the Red Hills Church colors. Go to redhillschurch at the top left, hit Preferences, Sidebar Theme, then scroll all the way down and paste these values in the bottom section: #C8C0B5, #C8C0B5, #854232, #FFFFFF, #C8C0B5, #474340, #854232, #854232
This should be enough to get you started, but if you are still interested in learning more, check out this help page from Slack or join our #slack-help channel.
We want Slack to be a tool for communication. It shouldn't replace face-to-face interaction, but it should help keep everyone connected. Like any tool, it is only useful if you use it correctly, so we have a few rules to make clear.
We won't edit any of your posts, but we do reserve the right to delete a post if it contains rude or offensive commentary, abusive or graphic content, anything considered "trolling," and anything considered "spam."
If we find that you are a repeat offender with inappropriate posts, we reserve the right to suspend your account.
If you find a post that is questionable, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a direct message to one of our moderators.
Your posts should be encouraging, supportive, and helpful. If not, keep your thoughts to yourself.
Speak to others the way you would like to be spoken to.
Assume the best of others when reading a post. There is a lot of non-verbal communication that is missed in Slack, so show grace.