In the midst of transitioning to online worship, providing community care, and wrestling with a thousand other urgent questions, many faith leaders are asking: when will everything finally return to normal?
The truth is, our faith communities will never return to normal. The pandemic and the wave of protests against police violence are generational events that will forever change how we gather; the shape of our ministry and advocacy, and the challenges that each faith community needs to face in order to thrive in a new reality.
If that’s our inescapable reality, then the question is: What will our post-pandemic church look like?
Watch a frank and hopeful discussion about all the opportunities and challenges that face our pandemic-shaped faith communities with Kenda Creasy Dean
, Professor of Youth, Church, and Culture at Princeton Theological School, and Paul Nixon
, founder of the Epicenter Group and author of I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church