by Rev. Sarah Locke
I have to admit, that with almost a decade of ministry behind me, I have not always been a 7 day a week disciple. Disciples listen to God’s word through scripture and the Spirit and then daily attempt to live in such a way that they reflect the WORD in their lives.
It isn’t that simple, and some days are easier than others.
The current coronavirus pandemic with its stay at home mandates has left churches unable to hold worship, Sunday school, youth group, and other events. In response to this, I have developed a resource I am calling “Sunday school @ Home”. This is designed for families to wonder together about God.
As we practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, we are faced with new challenges. One of them is the mandate for churches to not gather and meet in hopes to flatten the curve.
But one thing that all of this is doing is reminding us is that the church is not a building. We are the church. You are the church. (Sound familiar?)
In the midst of this “new normal,” here are four ideas for being missional right now.
This summer I will be one of the keynote speakers at Lake Junaluska in the mountains of North Carolina. Every summer they have a series of youth retreats. I will be there on July 10-13, 2020. You can learn more about the event by clicking here.
The church season of Advent is focused on waiting and preparing. A lot of the preparing tends to focus on getting ready for Christmas. Is the house ready? Are all the presents bought? Is the church ready for Christmas Eve?
Often those who are homebound are forgotten.