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Episode 1023: Leading Through COVID-19 – Cross Church

As some churches continue to meet virtually every Sunday, some are beginning to reopen. Senior Pastor of Cross Church, Nick Floyd, joins the conversation to talk about his experience with reopening church. He walks us through the process, communication, and safety measures they prioritized versus the ones they left more flexible. He also shares what attendance was like and the overall atmosphere in the church.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How Cross Church dealt with the three months of no in-person gatherings.
  • How they trained volunteers for the shifting paradigm.
  • Strategies for safely taking up offerings, offering communion, and other church sacraments.
  • The importance of communicating clearly with your congregation at every stage.
  • Get an idea of what attendance was like the first Sunday back at church.
  • Preparing for a reserved atmosphere as people still experience constraints and express concerns.

I think that is a big learning for all of us: the more we can communicate during this time, the better. Click To TweetWe’ve come to believe that the curve of public opinion and social appetite is bending towards more reopening and less distancing over time. Click To Tweet

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Nick Floyd on Twitter

Cross Church

Jimmy on Twitter

Leslee on Twitter

Carly on LinkedIn

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