CFTROU 0115: Leading Through COVID-19: Family Reunion Chapel Services.
The safest place to do church is Family Church at Home online, but it’s beginning to be time again for people to have the choice to meet together, face-to-face. We, at Family Church, are about to reopen. We have not been open since March 8th, 2020. For five months we have not been back together, in person! So we’ve decided to do something different, different from what we were doing in February and March of this year. We’re starting small, calling them Chapel Services. These small services will have mandatory mask requirements and social distancing seating, with one worship leader and a guitar or piano. For the service we are going to pray together, take the Lord’s supper together, teach the Bible, and then go home. On today’s episode of Church For the Rest of Us, we talk about our new way of approaching church together, the regulations and House Rules we’ve developed and established, and we discuss the fact that people are really at a place of wanting to meet together and how we can facilitate a gathering with resources and more. So stay tuned!
Why we decided to go with Chapel Services.
Derek shares the research findings accumulated while looking at the reopening of churches post COVID-19.
How church reopening is being politicized.
We discuss our House Rules and how and why we developed them.
Why we think marketing the word “safety,” by churches is a mistake.
Why we want to meet face-to-face: Spiritually and theologically.
Why we used the term Chapel Services and the importance of communicating the change.
What we saw when we looked around the country at other churches.