In these turbulent times, the Church will want to comfort people and affirm their membership in the Church. But, is membership the goal of a life of faith in Jesus Christ? Is gathering the end or to go? The Church must learn to catalyze change and to see it as the aim of our commission.
Christian denominations are responding to the pandemic to help their local churches and constituencies. But, such efforts will ultimately lead to failure as they do not address the root problem at hand.
This is not a temporary change. It is permanent and we will be in a new normal. The church must not understate the extent of the transformation and question it's own strategy given the circumstances and the foreseeable future.