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CFTROU 1006: Leading Through COVID-19 – Campus Pastor Q & A

In this episode, Lead Pastor of the Family Church Network, speaks with campus pastors of our Family Church Sherbrooke, Jimmy Muir and Todd Thomas. As pastors in a multisite network of neighborhood churches, they have developed a way to stay connected to their people, including leaders and groups. In this Q & A discussion, they share practical thoughts on leading groups on a digital platform during the coronavirus crisis and what they have had to do to adjust to the new normal (for right now). During this time of global panic, these pastors are making an effort to stay personally connected through phone calls, text messages, email, and social media. They want to keep encouraging people and communicate a message of hope, leveraging tools like Facebook and Zoom to meet in virtual groups, study the Bible, lead worship, and discuss sermonsWhile the crisis has fundamentally challenged the face-to-face model of the church, this is a unique opportunity for us as the body of Christ to learn new skills and equip ourselves to make an even greater impact in the future.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How to engage and encourage with congregations of a multisite church on a personal level.
  • How to leverage Facebook and Zoom for Bible study, worship, sermon discussions, and small groups.
  • Thoughts on the participation and engagement of people in a digital meeting (like Zoom). 
  • Testimonies about how the crisis has resulted in positive changes and new connections.  
  • Recognizing that this is an opportunity to learn digital skills that will serve us in the future.  
  • How we can reach out to and minister to people over 65 who are encouraged to stay indoors.  

We’re doing everything we can to be an encouragement to our people, letting them know we’re in it with them. Click To TweetWhen the coronavirus is over and we go back to being a face-to-face church, we have learned skills that we can carry into the future. Click To Tweet

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Jimmy Muir on Twitter

Todd Thomas on Twitter

Sherbrooke Campus

Carly on LinkedIn

Jimmy on Twitter

Leslee Bennett on Twitter

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