The lobby of Life.Church’s VR campus on Sunday May 29, 2022. | Leonardo Blair/The Christian Post After investing more than $300 to purchase the Meta Quest 2 (previously Oculus Quest 2) VR headset, creating an avatar as close as possible to my likeness, and dressing in my best virtual clothes, I went to church with just a few clicks.
I visited the virtual campuses of several churches between Saturday and Sunday. The process was so easy, it was like picking a movie to watch on Netflix.
I’m sharing my experience at three of these churches where I had some interaction or spent a meaningful amount of time. They are: Life.Church , Lakeland Community Church , and Faith Church . I accessed the VR campuses of all the churches through Altspace VR , a social VR platform owned by Microsoft.
I had planned to access the VR world through another online VR platform called VR Chat but I got stuck trying to make the platform accept my personally created avatar so I abandoned that ambition. I was able to get started quite quickly with AltspaceVR using my Microsoft account.
Of the three VR church campuses where I spent the most time, the Craig Groeschel-led Life.Church VR campus, which I visited on Sunday, had the most people at any one time. When I entered the Life.Church VR campus there were already a handful of people having conversations in the lobby.
I quickly made my way to the auditorium and found close to 10 or so people listening to the church’s worship service streaming on cinema-like screens. I observed for a while before taking a few virtual photos and heading to my seat. Other avatars — the virtual representations of real people — moved in and out of the auditorium.
Groeschel would soon introduce guest Pastor Herbert Cooper […]
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