First Things - The Invite
To access the Church In Spokane
server (labeled CIS in Discord), you
need to request or receive a invitation. This is a one-time event. Once
you are accepted into the server, you can come and go thereafter as you
like. Any existing user should be
able to send an invitation to someone else. Alternatively, send a
request for an invitation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please supply your name and location/area or local church. This mailbox
is monitored roughly once a week so it may be a little while before you
receive your invitation.
We recommend you install
the Discord app (PC/Mac, Android/Apple mobile) prior to accepting the
- Navigate to the Discord
website and create a user account.
- Download the app specific to
- Launch your email client and
look for the Discord invitation.
Setup on Windows PC
- From within your email
client, click on the link supplied in the invite email.
Be advised that many invites expire in 24 hours. If it has been more
than 24 hours since the invite was sent, please ask an existing user to
send another one. We expect users will get the invite and soon
thereafter join a meeting.
Once you click the link, you will get a notification similar to this:
- The Discord app (and
possibly also the web interface which you
can ignore--use the app) should open and you will see the Church In
Spokane server (CIS) listed on the left hand side as shown here:
- Click on the CIS item and
the CIS server will open. Your nickname
will appear on the right side, along with all other users both
currently online or offline, and you may see recent text postings.
Similar to this:
- The orange exclamation marks
are tips. Click on them to see their message and make them 'go
- At this point you are in the
server but not connected to any
'channel'. To join the audio channel for the meeting, click on the text
You will also notice that your mic is NOT muted. Click on your Mic item
to mute it.
- Clicking on Meeting Audio
will cause it to 'turn on':
- You should alsol be
presented with a dialog box informing you
that before you can talk you need to set your audio feature to
This displays because we have made Push-to-Talk a requirement on the
server. This way ambient sounds and speaking in your area will not be
transmitted to the group without your knowing. Only when you push the
mic to talk can you talk. Most of the time you will not need to speak,
but should you like, you can enable this feature and have private
speaking sessions with other online users. However the church account
(the meeting audio) is set so that all other members are 'Listen Only'.
That is, you cannot add your voice to the meeting audio (as you could
with Skype), such that everyone would hear. But you can, if you like,
speak to other individuals.
- Once you click Okay, you are
placed in the voice channel along with the Church and any other users:
- At this point you should
hear the meeting. Insure your mic is muted and your headphone icon is
NOT crossed out (deafened).