Our One Priority is to “start and strengthen congregations to serve as vital and vibrant missional communities.” The CMBA offered a live virtual dialogue Sept. 24 with guest services specialists Mary Ann Sibley and Rebecca Carlisle, of Stoked Workshops, on the needs of first-time visitors and those returning to ReGathered worship. These resources are important to CMBA churches as they consider ways to engage their communities with the gospel.
Church life looks very different after just a few weeks of physical distancing and an uncertain timeframe with Coronavirus-related closures. Virtual ministries and worship experiences have become vital to keeping church members feeling connected. One welcome ministry expert reminds that guests and unchurched individuals are also “visiting” your church virtually, perhaps now more than ever. […]