Thom Rainer on 10 Pieces of Good News From Churches During Coronavirus Pandemic

We have a continuous feedback loop from church leaders. Through Church Answers, social media, our podcast and our blog, we read thousands of comments each week. I am encouraged by some of the things I am seeing.

To be clear, I am not making light of the devastating impact of COVID-19 on many lives and on our economy. But in the midst of the challenges, we are hearing some of the ways God is blessing churches.

Here are 10 of them:

  1. Two weeks ago, 15% of church leaders thought their churches would close as a consequence of the pandemic. Today, that number is down to 3%. There is indeed much more hope.
  2. Giving for 78% of churches is either the same in the pandemic as before or it is only slightly down.
  3. Church members, for the most part, are enthusiastically adopting digital giving.
  4. Church leaders are creatively discovering ways to reach and minister to people who are viewing their streaming services.
  1. Because churches can’t meet in person, most congregations are not having business meetings, avoiding conflicts they’ve had in the past.

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SOURCE: Charisma News