Brothers, I am sorry that it has taken me so long to post this. I have been asked to help us discuss later this morning how we might anticipate regathering, whenever that may begin. I don’t claim to have special expertise about this, so I am mostly offering as a talking piece the beginnings of a plan about which I have conferred with Zion’s elders, a plan for which they are currently backing me, and so a plan by which Zion is beginning to posture ourselves for the next season of our life together:
I will welcome your thoughts, concerns, questions that I am not asking, because I certainly don’t have this figured out. Mostly, though, I pray that this time proves conducive to mutually enriching conversation as we each prepare to serve our congregations.
Sadly, I can’t find a lot of the things that I have read recently that had helped me prepare for this, but here are also a few links that other brothers have shared in the past that were helpful for thinking through some things:
the CDC’s “Guidance for Implementing the Opening Up America Again Framework” with relevant info for churches starting on page 7: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6883734-CDC-Business-Plans.html
24 Questions Your Church Should Answer Before People Return: https://kenbraddy.com/2020/04/18/20-questions-your-church-should-answer-before-people-return/