Join our OCBC Community Discord Server!
Why Discord for OCBC?
• As a tool to enhance fellowship and communication within the OCBC community.
• To have a central point for dissemination of information.
• In other words, to have a central place to meet with anyone, or find information, or just hand out, at anytime, not just on Sundays.
What is Discord?
Discord is a free voice, video, and text chat program that’s used by tens of millions of people ages 13+ to talk and hang out with their friends and communities.
What Makes Discord Different?
Discord gives you the power to create your own community. Your Discord server is a private community shared with only the people you invite.
How to Join our Discord Server
Follow the steps below to take you through the process of creating an account and joining our Discord server.
Step 1: Install the software
Whether you are installing Discord on your phone, or on your computer, the first step is to install the software. Going to the Discord website will prompt you to download the correct software for whatever device you’re on. Once there, click the button to download the software. It will be prominently displayed on the page, and say something similar to ‘Download for Windows’, ‘Download for Mac’, ‘Download from the App Store’, or ‘Download from the Google Play Store’. Two examples of what this page might look like are shown below. Open a web browser and go to https:// discord.com
From this point on, we will be assuming you are installing Discord on your computer. The following screenshots are from my computer, which is a Mac. Your screen may look slightly different on a Windows computer or smart phone, but you should be able to follow along.
Step 2: Create an account
Discord Servers require that you create an account in order to log in and interact on them. To create an account, click on the ‘Need an Account? Register’ link under the login box. If you already have an account, you can log in and skip to step 3.
On the next screen, enter your email address, a username (suggest that you use your name), a strong password, your date of birth, and click ‘Continue’.
Please Note: You may be asked to enter your cell phone number as Discord is in the process adding the use of cell phone numbers for account verification via text messaging.
You may be presented with the following screen. It is called a captcha. A captcha is intended to prevent abuse of a system by asking questions or performing a task that computers would not be able to do so easily. Check the box, answer the questions (if any), and you will be all set!
Once you have completed the captcha, you may be asked to verify your email address. Verifying is a way to confirm that you own the email address you’re using to sign up for an account. To do that, go to your email account, look for an email from Discord, and click the link inside it to confirm you own the email address.
It may take a few minutes for the email to arrive. If you have not received the email within 10 minutes, check your spam folder.
Once you have logged in to the application, you will see a screen that looks like this.
Step 3: Join the OCBC Community Discord Server
The final step is to join the OCBC Community Discord Server! You must use an invitation to join, which is a link that has been created by the server owner. You can find the link below. Try clicking on the link. If that doesn’t work, copy and paste the link to an open web browser on the same device (your computer or smart device) that you used to create your Discord account. Or, you click on the green plus symbol found in the left column (pic above), and paste the link information into the new pop-up.
Invitation to the OCBC Community Server—> https://discord.gg/2kSD5Kt3
The link is good to 9/15/21. Email or call Scott McLellan should you need a fresh one.
Once you have entered the invite link info, your Discord application will show you that you have been invited, and give you the option to join. Click ‘Join The OCBC Community Discord Server’, and you’re in! Well, at least you are in the front door. To access the rest of the server, please review the information found in the ‘#welcome-start-here’ channel (click on it) followed by reviewing the information found in the ‘code-of- conduct’ channel. Clicking on the green checkmark found in the ‘code-of-conduct’ channel means that you agree to conduct yourself accordingly and you will be granted permission to access the rest of the community’s channels! We’ll see you inside!