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How did you feel when you first started planning a return to the church building?
Relieved? Excited? Nervous?
Chances are, the answer is ‘all the above and more’. We’ve been apart so long that coming back together isn’t just a matter of picking up where we left off – it’s a brand new start. There are challenges we might not have foreseen (like how do you get people to leave at the end without being rude?). But there are also amazing new opportunities.
People have spent the last year out in God’s world, living out their faith where he’s placed them. Now, perhaps more than in years, we have a chance to rededicate people for those frontlines – the places where they spend most of their lives, among people who don’t know Christ.
To help you make the most of this unique, weird season, here are some resources full of ideas for how to re-envision people for their everyday mission – from scatter packs and inspiring in-person service plans to insightful articles and videos to shape your thinking.
We pray these resources inspire and support you as you return to church and rededicate people for their frontlines.
God has a role for each person in your church – wherever they are, whatever they do, whoever they are. Use Frontline Sundays to explore together how that looks post-covid – and encourage people that no matter how disorientating lockdown has been, they can still make a difference for Christ right where they are.