This week, the Governor of Iowa reversed her earlier declaration that all mass gatherings (including spiritual gatherings) over ten people as a COVID-19 response. In her new declaration, she allows churches to gather. This leaves many Iowa pastors asking questions about how to resume church services (something, I trust, they’ve been thinking about for weeks).
On Wednesday, the Baptist Press published a helpful piece titled, “
24 questions your church must answer before welcoming people back.” No list can fit every context or ask every question, but I found it to be a helpful resource for organizing thoughts. I worked through this list, modifying it for my own context.
Then, I added a list of questions I’d already compiled and worked through for myself, for a
list of 32 questions. Continue reading “8 (More) Questions to Address Before Resuming Church Services”
In this interview, Elyse and I spend time talking about
with Worthy Christine Chappell for her Help+Hope podcast.
Matt Heerema invited me to sit down with Mike Cosper, Tim Challies, Matt Perman, and Jason Thacker to talk about
ministry during the time of COVID-19.
Topics range from communion to lament to “virtual church” to fellowship to God’s sovereignty and providence to solitude to productivity, digital privacy and data security and more!
How should we think about social media use during this coronavirus pandemic and the resulting period of quarantine?
Here’s my advice: Continue reading “Social Media During a Pandemic”
How do you do church in quarantine? Due to the coronavirus, the State of Iowa now prohibits all gatherings over 10 people (including spiritual gatherings). This is a wise and good prohibition during the coronavirus, one which our church will obey.
So what will we do?
Continue reading “Church in a Quarantine”