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Episode 1026: Leading Through COVID-19 – Hold the Plan Loosely

In this episode, we talk about reopening Family Church during the coronapocolypse. Pastor Aaron Filippone and Pastor Derek Simpson join the conversationBased on our guiding principles and when looking at the data, we’re going to be in season for the long haul. As it ebbs and flowswere going to have to continue being flexible, adaptable, and agile. We broach the topic of reopening church as the curve moves away from distancing and communities start taking steps towards establishing our new normal. Navigating through this process won’t be easy, however, we will continue talking, asking questions, and adapting our plans to arrive at the best possible solution for our church family.

Key Points:

  • Changing strategies as we plan the reopening of our church.
  • We discuss how our community is reacting and how we take that into consideration as we solidify our plan.
  • The importance of paying attention to the right media sources.
  • Paying attention to the percentage of people who are showing up and how that plays a role in the reopening process. 
  • Continuing to stay focused and grow our online church services.
  • Polling our people as part of our planning.
  • What our training will look like as we begin to reopen.
  • We share our plan for reopening and training.

For everyone who’s already reopened or thinking about reopening, my encouragement is to develop a plan, walk down the path, but hold it loosely. We’ve got to be flexible, adaptable, and agile. Click To TweetFor a church of any size, one of the greatest things you can do during this season is to create feedback loops with your people. You’ve got to check the pulse of you people, who are willing to gather. Click To TweetI think this is a season where you’re never going to get consensus with all of your people, so the right decision for you is that you’re going to have to do the best you can with the information you have, the resources available to… Click To TweetThis has been a season where we’ve been able to focus on digital and online and we’re going to need to continue to do that because we don’t know what the future holds. Click To Tweet

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Aaron Filippone on Twitter

Derek Simpson on Twitter

Jimmy on Twitter

Leslee Bennett on Twitter

Carly on LinkedIn

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