The last few months have been among the most traumatic of our lives. As lockdown restrictions start to ease, and churches make decisions about when and how to gather again, there will be a lot of hurting people to minister to.
Sometimes, the person most in need of recovery will be the pastor and their family.
Instead of framing difficult circumstances as an opportunity for the church, we need to see it for what it is.
A responsibility. When we do this, we’re more likely to keep our priorities straight.
When people are justifiably concerned about being in the same room together, we need to meet and exceed their expectations. Online and in-person both matter. We can’t neglect one for the other.
A lot of people in positions of leadership are working hard to fight off feelings of helplessness right now.
Motivation is hard. And comfort food feels so good. But it’s more important now than ever to stay healthy.
We haven’t ceased to be the church. We’ll never cease to be that. But I miss the gathering.
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