You have heard me say, “The church isn’t a building; it is a people.”
That’s true, but I really miss the people who haven’t been able to make it back into the building. I am looking forward to the time when people feel safe to come back to church again. Right now we are worshipping in person about 70 people and over 200 streaming the services.
The church hasn’t really been “closed,” even though we didn’t have in-person worship for nine weeks. Live-streaming church services are nothing new. A lot of members said that we should have started doing live stream years ago. I agree. Maybe that is the silver lining. I think that streaming is a great ministry tool to reach those who can’t physically be here in person, and we will continue to stream into the future.
Looking back I think we did the right thing by postponing in-person gatherings due to COVID- 19. And I think we re-opened to in-person worship at the right time. We can be the church without worshipping in person for a while, but like everything else it has a negative side.