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A trustworthy and respected guide for Church Six PDF #9734 pastors and church leadership in the post uarantine world providing hope and vision for the future of your congregationFrom thousands of surveys of church leaders and in person consultations Thom Rainer and his Church Answers team have gathered the essential wisdom you will need to face the challenges and opportunities that the uarantine crisis creates for the local c. I echo a previous review on nothing new or different I really like Rainer but this seems like a “ lets ride this wave” hurry and release book Since the pandemic many ministries and leaders have given FREE webinars resources etc on Pastoring in this new reality Some of it better than this book Maybe Rainer should’ve just given this content free

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The Post Quarantine Church Six Urgent Challenges and Opportunities That Will Determine the Future of Your CongregationHurch includingNew and better ways to lead The Post uarantine Epubthe gathered churchA wide open door for growing the digital churchA moment to rethink the facilitiesNew strategies for church growthand much This book is in effect your personal church consultant helping you plan and prepare for the future In the midst of heartbreak tragedy and struggle due to Covid heres hope wisdom encouragement and visionThis book is valuabl. Author Thom Rainer wrote in the Introduction to this 2020 book “Four events I will never forget Four disasters that resulted in death” JFK’s assassination; the Challenger explosion; 911 attacks and COVID “But here’s the thing about the fourth tragedy I don’t remember where I was when I first heard about COVID 19 Here are some other differences I observed The first three events caused people to flood into churches The virus closed the churches’ doors for a season And we knew when the first three events were over but we’re still not entirely certain about the fourth” Pg 1 3He continues “In the early days of the uarantine I worked with church leaders primarily on issues of finance and giving The financial support for many of these churches came primarily through the offering plate Conseuently with no in person worship services there was no offering With no offering there were no incoming funds to support the ministries of the church As you can imagine there was an abundance of concern It felt like forever but it didn’t take long before church leaders were thinking about returning to in person services they were asking HOW they should open How do we maintain social distancing in a worship service Should we add services It was a time of both excitement and concern I remember my first conversation with a pastor who told me he couldn’t wait for things to get back to normal I responded softly that I didn’t think we would EVER return to the pre uarantine normal” Pg 4 7He outlines “If I could offer some simple advice as we begin it would be this Be excited and encouraged My hopeful attitude is based on two realities First and foremost none of this the pandemic the uarantine the post uarantine period caught God by surprise Second we are already seeing churches adapt and adjust to this season of change in ways unlike any I have seen in my lifetime The pandemic was a wake up call like none other The post uarantine era is an opportunity to make the necessary positive changes to move our churches forward” Pg 8 9He observes “The uarantine was a challenge The uarantine was also a blessing Pastors and other church leaders began to view their times of gathering with fresh eyes The post uarantine era may prove to be a time of extraordinary experimentation and innovation in the use of church facilities we hope many churches will become much intentional about using their church facilities as a means to connect with their communities We hope many churches will welcome schools businesses and local governments to use their facilities We hope many churches will use their facilities for gathered worship services at new and innovative times; that they will no be stuck in old paradigms that make no sense from a stewardship perspective We hope some different churches will meet in the same facilities There is usually plenty of room and plenty of available days for other congregations” Pg 23He notes “we can see some promising plans beginning to unfold At the core of many of these plans is a realization that churches must deal with three groups what we’re calling ‘digital only’ ‘digitally transitioning’ and ‘’dual citizens’ The first group represents a digital only presence which would include people who are physically unable to attend in person gatherings It also includes people who may still consider it too risky to enter a church’s physical facilities because of COVID 19 The second group are still mostly connected to the church digitally They rarely if ever attend an in person gathering But they are somewhat open to connecting in person The third group are connected to your congregation both digitally and in person The future strategy for churches therefore must keep in mind these three groups” Pg 31 32He suggests “some congregations will assume that the post uarantine church will be just like the pre uarantine church Their focus is on ‘getting back to normal; resuming old programs old methods and old activities The biggest problem with the ‘back to normal’ approach is that the world has changed significantly The pre uarantine world and the post uarantine world are not the same Churches cannot minister effectively using methods for a world that no longer exists” Pg 36 37He states “During the COVID 19 pandemic the roadways of digital technology became a major conduit for prayer ministries Groups would gather for Zoom enabled prayer meetings Some would argue that digital technology is an instrument of evil Opinion is certainly divided on the subject There is no uestion technology can be used in innumerable dark and tragic ways But technology can also be used for good It is indeed the modern Roman road to carry the gospel to unreached persons and places Like any instrument digital technology can be used for evil But God uses it for good” Pg 61He acknowledges “We can only speculate how God is working to shape the post uarantine era But we can see some early indicators both good and bad From a negative perspective we see churches closing Most of these churches were already in decline; the pandemic simply accelerated their demise On the plus side we also know that many churches entered the post uarantine era with greater determination and greater dependence on God Many of them will help other churches become effective as well” Pg 65He recounts “I recently led a fun exercise with several church leaders All of the pastors were given a demographic and psychographic report of their respective communities The pastors took an hour to pore over the data in their respective reports You could sense the energy in the room as they began to open their minds to new possibilities When we reconvened I explained that the key is to see the church building from the perspective of the COMMUNITY rather than their church members” Pg 75He proposes “As the world emerges completely from the uarantine and activities resume watch for an increasing number of facilities partnerships between churches and community organizations most churches have avoided these relationships for a number of reasons The most common reason is a lack of knowledge of experience It simply hasn’t been the practice of most North American congregations to share their facilities with outside groups Our team often hears church leaders say that such partnerships can’t be done particularly between a not for profit church and a for profit business The common fear is loss of nonprofit status In fact many churches have been sharing their facilities legally and ethically for years Partnerships with governmental entities are also possible Churches have been using public school space for years Expect these types of relationships to increase in the months and years ahead” Pg 77 78He observes “the uarantine also gave church leaders time and a reason to rethink how they used their facilities for worship services A number of leaders realized that ‘the usual way’ of conducting worship services was for a bygone era Church leaders also began to realize they would have to be creative as they returned to in person services In the early stages of regathering the most common adjustment was adding to the number of services Two other changes were obvious First churches decide they would have worship services at times other than Sunday morning Second the online services that either began or were augmented during the uarantine are not going away But if church leaders and members don’t take this opportunity to rethink everything they’ve been doing it will indeed be an opportunity wasted” Pg 81 82He concludes with “Nine Key Changes” “1 Simplicity Will Be vitally Important; 2 Only Outwardly Focused Churches Will Survive; 3 Worship Service Gatherings Will Be Smaller; 4 ‘Multi’ will Multiply; 5 Staff and Leadership Realignment Will Focus More on Digital Proficiency; 6 ‘Stragglers’ Will Become a Subject of Outreach and Focus’; 7 Digital Worship Services Will Be Newly Purposed; 8 Ministry Training Will Change Dramatically; 9 Pastors Will Leave Their Lead Positions for Second Chair Roles” Pg 102 109This is a very “timely” book that will be of great interest to anyone interested in the future direction of churches—and not just post uarantine