January 28, 2021
I can’t wait until things get back to normal.” I’ve heard this statement from several church leaders. The desire for “normal” includes a return to in-person worship, church programming and mission projects that have been upended by the ongoing pandemic.
However, for those who are yearning for the way things have “always” been, there will be disappointment. While the mission of communities of faith will remain the same, the way churches accomplish their mission will change in the months and years ahead. The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed congregations and their leaders to consider what it looks like to offer Christ to the world in a time of social distancing and post-pandemic.
In the article “Leading Beyond the Blizzard: Why Every Organization is Now a Startup”, Andy Crouch, Kurt Keilhacker and Dave Blanchard suggest that church leaders may find a way forward through the use of the metaphors “blizzard, winter and ice age”.