Forced Creativity

Posted: March 16, 2020 in Thoughts on art ministry and life
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I’m going to confess something to you. I’ve been a little depressed the last few days. The Corona Virus has caused us to close church at least for two weeks. I love what I do and I hate to ever miss. I love my people and all of the sudden things I took for granted like visitation is limited and the people I need to see the most are the ones I really can’t visit. It’s hard and I’ve been in a bit of a funk. I’ve struggled with a whole lot of things behind this, but what I struggle with most is wanting to make sure I’m doing the right thing and taking the best care of these people I’ve been given to love. It’s hard.

But today I had a new thought. Here I am the creative ministry guy. I usually love a creative challenge, and I am starting to realize that is precisely what I am facing. I need to find a way to minister to people I can’t be with. Digital solutions are part of the solution, but quite a few of my folks are not online, so I am still working on that. Today I looked at a way to deliver Bible study and Christian ed to my folks. Further I am looking for ways to “visit” and keep us connected. I’m learning some interesting things along the way. Have I found a perfect solution yet? No, and odds are, I won’t get it perfect. Of course my hope is, before I have it worked out, the danger will have cleared and we’ll be back together again.

In the mean time, we who love the Lord and the church are faced with a creative challenge. Now would be a great time for us to share our ideas. I’m especially interested in solutions for the lower tech/smaller church. Now would be a great time for the body of Christ to help each other out.

Yesterday I posted my sermon to Youtube, along with announcements, videos and other things into a resource for home worship. I’m looking at Zoom.us for Bible Study and Christian Ed. and I’m probably going to old school phone work for “visitation,”

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