In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Justin Murff, director of The MENA Collective. They discuss responding to current COVID-19 circumstances as churches move to digital platforms and focusing on family during challenging ministry times.
“Are we the kind of church that is making a difference in the life of our community and our city, or are we just occupying space and having a good social gathering on a Sunday morning?”
“Use the tools that you have at your disposal. Facebook Live is a great tool. Zoom is a great tool.”
“Your congregation needs to see you. They need to hear you. They don’t just need to get an email.”
“We are facing, for the first time in our country’s history, we most likely will not be able to gather as a church to celebrate Easter. That is profound.”
“When we think about digital church it is going to expand some of our boundaries, particularly when we talk about our ordinances or sacraments.”
“Use what you have, think through it, and use your tradition to best of your ability. We may see God do something completely new.”
“Take you Sunday School classes into Facebook Groups. Use those opportunities and those technologies that are there.”
“This is a great opportunity to onboard and recruit that army of digital natives that are in your church that have been there honestly thinking, ‘Do I even belong here? Where is my place to serve?'”
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