Episode 549: What It Means to Be the Church in a COVID-19 Era, Part 2

In Episode 549 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed continue to discuss church leadership during a pandemic.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Why we need to be thinking about regathering
  • The value in church membership

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “If the sum total of your ecclesiology is ‘the church is not the building,’ you have been unprepared for this moment and you will be unprepared for making an ecclesiological case for regathering and re-engagement when the future comes.” – @edstetzer
  • “Do not devalue the gathering when you can’t gather, instead speak of it longingly.” – @edstetzer
  • “I would encourage people to be thinking more about gathering, about the Lord’s Supper, about baptism: when and how are we going to value these things at a higher level?” – @edstetzer
  • “This would be a great time to do a series on ecclesiology, including the biblical value of church membership that nobody gets left behind.” – @edstetzer
  • “As the pastor, what is your ecclesiology? This is really a reckoning time for you to understand and learn and reengage in regards to that.” – @danielsangi
  • “What you are doing either explicitly or implicitly is shaping your congregation’s eccclesiology as well.” @danielsangi
  • “If you are not intentionally explicitly shaping and teaching your church what it means to be the church even when we are scattered in this way, they are going to default to oh it’s on tv, it’s consumeristic.” – @danielsangi

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Published December 3, 2020