“Social distancing” has to be the phrase of the month! Yet we all really need social and spiritual connection throughout the current COVID-19 event. Many churches are using online tools to maintain vibrant discipleship ministries that provide meaningful connections.
One idea that’s taking off is moving Sunday School and other discipleship groups to virtual meeting spaces. This can be done at no cost and just takes a little practice with whatever app you use (Zoom, Skype, Google, or others).
The “first-time parents” group my wife and I lead met last Sunday morning using Zoom. With 16 adults, 8 babies, 2 three-year-olds and several dogs, we
Here are some tips for a good group video conference:
Finally, scripture provides this example:
Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah. (Acts 5:42, NIV)
During some particularly stressful days, the apostles “never stopped” their mission of making disciples. We don’t need to either. Even when government recommendations and good judgment makes meeting in “the temple courts” unadvisable, discipleship can still be vibrant “from house to house.”
Pastors and staff members are invited to join a Discipleship Roundtable led by David Adams this Thursday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m. to share ideas for keeping discipleship strong in your church through the COVID-19 event.
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