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Leading your Church into the New Normal of COVID-19

I recently was invited by Scott Ridout, who serves as the President of Converge, a movement of more than 1,300 churches to “Start and Strengthen Churches Worldwide,” to participate in a conversation about the impact of Covid-19 and the future new normal churches will be leading through.

In the conversation we discussed the new normal churches are currently leading through as a result of COVID-19 and the different approaches a church may take in the future depending upon the following 3 unique circumstances:

  1. A Blizzard: Is this a storm that the Church needs to weather for a moment?
  2. A Winter: Is this a season that we need to be prepared to get through?
  3. An Ice Age: Is this a prolonged event that will result in a new normal?

Along with myself and Scott Ridout the conversation was made up of the following Church Leaders:

  • Craig Smith, Lead Pastor of Mission Hills Church, a large mega-church in Littleton, CO.
  • Mike Schnepp, Executive Pastor at Vox Church, a fast growing multi-site church with 9 campuses across New England.
  • Rod Hairston, Lead Pastor of Messiah Community Church in the Baltimore area.  Rod planted the church while he was chaplain for the Baltimore Ravens (yes he has 2 Super Bowl rings). As an African American Pastor he is both experienced and articulate in the unique challenges facing multicultural congregations around the country.
  • Kyle Robinson, Executive Pastor of Wooddale Church a large multisite church with 4 locations in the Minneapolis Area.  

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