Of all the seasons for our people to be sheltering in place, why the pinnacle of the church year? If summiting this festival wasn’t challenging enough for pastors now we must find ways to proclaim an empty tomb to empty pews! But before we resign ourselves to merely “salvaging Easter” this year, I wonder… could the unique circumstances of our cultural crisis actually allow for one of the most memorable and authentic celebrations of “He is Risen!” ever?
I created a short video message called “Your Resurrection Story”. The purpose is to provide a different lens for viewing these times that can give us some hope and courage to keep moving forward. Please feel free to share this with anyone you feel would benefit from watching it. Stay safe and filled with hope in the days ahead.
It has long been my frustration in leading a consulting firm that focuses on financial resource development to engage faith communities that ask “how will your program help us increase our giving?” It’s not that I don’t understand why the question is asked. Instead, it’s the mindset behind the question that is the problem.