Church buildings are closed, with believers scattered into multiply households of faith. The task of the pastor has just become more complex and challenging. This “guide to growing churches at home” is available as FREE PDF download. The links in the book are live, taking pastors and leaders of households of faith straight to multiple… Continue reading
Knowing that New Testament believers did not go to a church building for a worship service does not entirely alleviate our sense of loss or disorientation today. But, remember what Jesus said. Speaking of church, His promised: “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:15-20 NIV;… Continue reading
“I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my persence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of… Continue reading
As of midday today (Monday March 23) ALL churches in Australia are to be closed. State Premiers are urging – don’t even get together with friends. It is too dangerous. Do not put others at risk, and do not spread the risk. It is really time to be Church@Home. You can FaceTime friends and neighbours… Continue reading
For inspiration for being Church@Home, see Following the Apostles’ Vision. Read it and the New Testament letters as a group–and pastors, this is a great resource as you rethink how to pastor multiple churches. See www.following-jesus.com
Places of worship can be closed overnight by natural disasters, civil unrest, terrorist attacks, state decrees or negative social media campaigns. At the present time local churches are being closed to slow the devastating impact of the covid-19 pandemic, and many are choosing to self-quarantine or isolate to protect themselves and others. How will we… Continue reading
The Harbor of Hope is an Adventist church plant in Benton Harbor, Michigan (USA). Good story of entering the community, praying for folk, connecting with needs= and leading people to Jesus. Check out this video report – or interview with the planter to get ideas and inspiration.