If someone was keeping track, the number one most used phrase by pastors on Facebook this week has got be “online service.”
I applaud these pastors for thinking of their flock, however it makes me think, we can’t do “online service” tomorrow because we don’t do one-way church at CrossHope Chapel. We can’t do “online service” tomorrow anymore than we can all plan to meet at a local restaurant tomorrow online for lunch.
The internet and all its tools like websites and social media are simply mediums that we can use and do use to disseminate information and words that hopefully encourage.
At CrossHope Chapel we believe in following the Acts 2:42 model of study, discipleship, and fellowship together. It’s simply not part of our DNA to preach at or lecture to anyone, in person or through the internet.
I realize that there are some online tools that allow for interaction while on the computer screen like Facetime, Zoom, and other online meeting tools that could make doing church online possible, but if the coronavirus pandemic drags on longer I may explore those.
Until then, here’s my plan for tomorrow…
I am planning on posting a devotional to my YouTube channel in the morning so if you are looking for some Sunday morning encouragement I hope to have some words for you since we are not meeting. I will also post that at our Facebook Page, too.
We can certainly still be praying for each other and be praying for the end of this coronavirus pandemic.
Our prayer text system is still working, but I did receive a notice from the operators yesterday that they have had high traffic and some texts may not get through. If you sent me a prayer request lately and didn’t see it come through our prayer text alert system, please text me again.
I am praying for you, and looking forward to getting back to fellowship together again!
And by the way, I do enjoy listening to sermons online just as I do on the radio, so I don’t want you to think that I am against preaching or presenting messages online.
I was perhaps just humored by the use of the phrase “online service”…
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