Episode 525: Is COVID-19 Fundamentally Changing the Soil for the Church?

In Episode 525 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the missiological implications of the potential aversion people would have to large group gatherings.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Why there is an openness to the gospel
  • What new ways of doing church might people be ready to consider

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Can something fundamentally change the way people think and thus the way they behave, in such a way that would have significant missiological implications?” – @edstetzer
  • “The revolution changed the soil, so the kind of church that would grow in that soil changed, but it became much more rapidly reproducing.” – @edstetzer
  • “The size of a church, the kind of a building it meets in, those are not biblically-mandated things.” – @edstetzer
  • “Churches are remarkably adaptable as culture changes, and if we move into a time when the big meeting is seen as a threat, we are actually going to see churches multiply groups instead of expand in one large place.” – @edstetzer
  • “Churches are notorious for starting things, but not stopping them. COVID has given the opportunity for churches all over to cut things.” – @danielsangi
  • “The advantage of starting a church right now is it is legitimately fresh DNA.” – @danielsangi
  • “The moment we are in shapes the mission we are on and we want to seize that by multiplying rather than expanding.” – @edstetzer

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Published September 10, 2020