Last Thursday we had our Annual Meeting and it was good to see about 10-12 in church and 10-12 people on Zoom. Thankfully, the technology worked reasonably well and people could take part wherever they were.
At the end of the meeting I shared the vision for how we as a church can move forward through the pandemic and beyond. The three key words are Reconnect, Reimagine and Reignite.
The problem with social distancing and many of the necessary regulations in place to stop the virus spreading is that they tend to disconnect us from one another and this is a real challenge for us as a church community. So we need to find ways to Reconnect both whilst the restrictions are still in place and once we can start meeting more normally again.
The restrictions have also meant that many of our church activities are on hold. During this time of pause, God is giving us an opportunity to Reimagine how we should go about being his people in this place. So we want to take some time out to think, discuss and pray about what we have been doing, what might be possible with restrictions in place and how God might be calling us to do things differently in the future.
Finally, when things have been stopped for a while it is hard to restart again. So having reimagined our church life we need to start planning how we can Reignite both what is possible now and when the restrictions are lifted.
To find out more on these ideas, please watch this 11 minute video of the talk...