Due to coronavirus, our team at TheoTech has gotten a lot of requests for help from pastors who suddenly need to take their church virtual.
We just hosted a free webinar called Virtual Church 101 that you can share with any pastors who need help. We also opened up a Virtual Church Bootcamp for those who want hands-on help for the next five weeks.
When I reflect on how the church in Wuhan is responding to COVID-19, I can’t help but notice the parallels to the early church in Acts 2. It’s just that they’ve figured out how to do it virtually:
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.
All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.
And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.Acts 2:42-47 NIV
Isn’t amazing that we can eat together, pray together, praise together, meet together, give together, and devote ourselves to the apostles’ teaching together virtually?
And now all churches across the globe are having to press into what technology has made possible for survival and for love.
COVID-19 simply accelerates a Second Reformation.
I’m praying for you all as we seek the Lord together in the coming days. Let’s follow the Spirit in using our gifts to glorify God and serve others in these strange times.
March 20, 2020 at 3:46 am
Excellent webinar! Very helpful. I have a question regarding using a system such as Zoom for a church study or class and making it public when you have participant interaction. In the interactions, you can see the person in video at their homes and their name. What privacy issues are raised? Do participants need to agree to this? We are new at this.
March 20, 2020 at 10:59 pm
Hi Sarah, glad the webinar was helpful! Here’s a brief video answering your question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok25ps-vQcA