Early in March, the prevailing
thought was that we’d all be back in buildings for church services by May.
Very few expected the COVID
pandemic to go this long.
It’s now May, and only a
handful of churches have reopened at very limited percentages of their normal
Some churches are working on
plans for reopening in June, still limiting their seating, and many will not reopen
till July or August.
One of the major existing questions is, Are your people ready to come back?
How many are ready?
Surveys will help, but it’s
more like refueling in flight, we have to move forward to get real answers.
This elongated waiting, combined with so much unknown, is
wearing on leaders.
It’s difficult to lead when
moving forward is so encumbered.