I liked these two brief videos about producing online worship because they suggested taking a step back and thinking first about goals. (Don’t get me wrong: I’ve appreciated all the great content that bypasses that, for people who just want to do something. But with Easter behind us and no clear timeframe or picture of how the Covid-19 lockdown’s going to end, we need to look at the bigger picture.)
The first video asks you to consider what works best in the online realm. Are you trying to replicate online what you’ve been doing on Sundays, or are you (virtually) inviting people over to your house, like you would for a small group?
The second video picks up from there. Now that you’ve decided how you view the online medium, the next thing is to consider your objective. Why do you want to have worship online? There are lots of possible reasons. Pick one and go from there. (The video gives some ideas if you just can’t settle on a single objective.)