The events of 2021 were accelerants!
The series of crises didn’t cause the structural weaknesses in ministry. Rather, it revealed inherent structural weakness which were already present and operating. Given time and circumstances, the weaknesses of the structure would have slowly progressed and ultimately revealed themselves at a later date. COVID, and the events that ensued, merely accelerated an illuminating fire!
Far too many ministry leaders failed the tests of 2020 and attendance is only the tattletale.
Crises are unexpected problems
that reveal existent problems.
It’s easy to talk about caring, compassion, love, shepherding, and being a church family until you have to demonstrate it in concrete ways and in real personal terms.
“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.