Several churches in our network reopened this past Sunday. We hear from some of those pastors about how they prepared to reopen and what lessons they learned from their first Sunday back. We also hear from several pastors whose churches are preparing to reopen in the coming weeks. We hope this conference call will provide pastors with some guidelines and suggestions as we navigate this new stage of ministry.

Special thanks to Lou Giampaglia of King’s Chapel in Albany, NY and Jarret Hamilton of Generation Church in Clayton, NC for sharing their insights and experiences. Also thank you to the many other pastors and LCN leaders who shared their plans, hopes and fears. We are all in this together! The more we can share and learn from each other, the stronger we will be.

Remember to show compassion and care to your members during this difficult time. Be thorough in your preparations and share your plans in a clear and honest manner. Demonstrate that you care about their physical health as well as their spiritual health. By sharing and showing how you are taking precautionary measures and following CDC guidelines, you can help your members have peace that their leadership has through these matters.

Clearly communicate the “why” to your people. Whether you are reopening soon or waiting a little longer, be open and honest with your people about why you are doing so. While they may not agree with your plans, they will respect the way you have come to your decisions when you share the reasoning.

Be mindful of those who may choose not to attend even after you reopen. Remember to continue to incorporate them into your service and ministry. Now more than ever, seek to unify your church.

The Great Commission

"Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
~Matthew 28:18-20

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