ADJUSTING OUR LIVES AND MINISTRY AMIDST COVID-19
Times have drastically changed. Many churches are forbidden to meet together. What should our ministry look like now? What should we be doing with our time? How do we meet the worship needs of our congregations when we are scattered?
These posts and new ones coming in the next several weeks will walk with you and help you make sense of these times. Your Baptist state convention consultants work together to help resource you in these times. Stay tuned for much more.
Articles on Resuming In-Person Worship
Encouragement for your tech team during these days. Read more.
As churches begin meeting again in person, those requests made to do so safely have intensified. And from what I’ve seen, by and large those churches and pastors have answered the challenge. What’s most important, they’ve done so within the context of their own communities. This is key, because from what I’ve seen…
A series of helpful resource links as you prepare to return to church from NAMB. Read more.
Planning your church reopening: six levels of risk illustrated by equivalent life activities. Read more.
Most churches are trying to figure out how to safely gather in person again after a couple of months of online services. Leaders and congregants are realizing how they gather, how many they gather with and what they offer as they gather won’t look the same as it did before. What they will…
So, should we regather or not? That is a matter of conscience for each local, autonomous church to decide. Each church has the freedom in Christ and the burden of responsibility to make the best decision in a time when there are no easy decisions. With that in mind here are some things…
How to pray for and respond to your pastor and church during the reopening process. Read more.
Most of us have seen the articles, blog posts and videos this last week indicating the potential for a higher level of asymptomatic spread and aerosolization of COVID-19 through choral and congregational singing. It is obviously still too early to be certain how these theories will play out and influence our musical worship…
A great article by Robert Pendergraft, PhD helping us put things in perspective related to the possible cessation of all singing in worship. Read more.
The biggest mistake most leaders will make in their rush to get back into a facility is that they will re-embrace a model of ministry designed to reach a world that no longer exists. Read more.
As government restrictions on public gatherings begin to lessen, we need to plan for what our corporate worship services will look like. The suggestions given in this article will help you strategize within those guidelines what will work best for your congregation. Read more.
LifeWay has a great survey for churches to use to get feedback from their congregations. Take a look.
As we settle into the new norm COVID-19 has created for us, it’s time to think about what happens when our churches reopen. How can we begin to start preparing for operations after such an unprecedented change in the way we preach, gather, and worship? During today’s discussion with highly esteemed church leaders,…
A thorough analysis of our times and predictions of how the dance with COVID-19 might play out for the church from Ed Stetzer. Read more.
Things to contemplate regarding what church looks like post COVID-19 quarantine. Read more.