Five Rarely Articulated Consequences of COVID for Churches

Episode #242
March 24, 2022
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There is a plethora of information about churches facing a new pace of change due to COVID. There are many conversations about attendance declines. In this episode, Kevin and Thom look at five consequences for churches that don’t get much attention. You might be surprised.

1. More leaders are leading from a posture of fear.

2. Programs and ministries aimed at transfer growth might not be as effective.

3. There is a reawakening to the need for effective discipleship ministries.

4. Home small groups have waned in many churches.

5. Different digital communication methods are growing, such as church texting.




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