Over the past few months, churches all around the world have learned that the old way of church is passing away. The way we operated in our churches pre-COVID is just not a reality anymore as we have gone through this season of online church and continuing restrictions.
The global pandemic of 2020 truly took the world, and especially the United States of America, by storm. The pandemic caused a huge economic collapse, the loss of millions of jobs, it infected and took the lives of thousands, and caused a wave of fear to take over the country. Although there is hope that the pandemic is loosening its grip, the consequences of it will be seen for years to come.
At the end of each year, many leadership and cultural insight gurus will list what to expect during the next year. They will analyze different areas of culture that they believe will be trending to prepare companies, organizations, and even churches for the coming year.
Churches are among the many gathering places that have been directly impacted by this crisis. Our communities, which primarily thrive off of our Sunday gatherings, have been forced to learn a new way of existing. Churches all across the world have needed to make a drastic change over to digital.
LOVE COMBATS FEAR - Telling the Story of Jesus in our Lives on Social MediaOne of the most beautiful verses in the Bible is found in a small letter written by the apostle John. In 1 John 4:18, it says this: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.”
For the very first time in modern church history, the majority of churches around the globe will not be gathering in their usual places of worship this Easter. Instead, Easter will be celebrated in individual homes all over as families gather around their television and computer screens to join their church communities for worship.
The past few weeks have been among the most unique and innovative weeks for the church in the modern-day. Churches all over the globe went from having in-person services and events to an entirely digital experience.