This is going to be a gut-honest post from my heart as a pastor and a spiritual leader.
With Covid really mixing things up, bringing confusion, inconsistent policies, and fear, things in the church have changed. I never thought when we canceled services for a couple weeks it would be 14 weeks and re-opening would be so difficult, with so many opinions.
I realize many are staying away as they have compromised immune systems, and or have been sick or are in a high-risk age bracket. I totally understand, support, and encourage you to only come back to church when you are ready and have peace and confidence. Please make choices to keep you safe and healthy.
My worry is those that are moving around and going on with life, but have not reengaged with their church community. Covid has had a lot of people moving away from their community of faith. New habits are formed, new ones are made, and 14 weeks can do that. If you have moved away from attending, but are moving around and doing life as normal, then it’s time to come back to worshipping Christ with your faith family.
Can I encourage you to stay engaged with your faith and your church. If you are not staying home than I would encourage you to get back into the habits and disciplines of worship with your family on the weekend. If you are staying home and being careful, then please continue to engage on our online services, live facebooks, and even an online small group.
I don’t want any of us to leave our faith, convictions, and love for Jesus because of this Pandemic. Don’t move away from the things of God, move toward them.
Love you all Pastor Nate