Covid 19 has created new challenges for many of us including our Churches. How can we worship, share our faith, provide pastoral care, serve our community, while honouring the wisdom that recommends or requires physical distancing?
Churches all around the country have risen to this challenge. Many Christian leaders have taken to technology like ducks to the water. On line worship is no longer the preserve of a few but now an essential tool of the many. Pastors, preachers, ministers, have taken to experimenting with various electronic platforms not only to keep in touch with their congregations but to facilitate worship and nourish faith in homes throughout the country.
The Church Life Survey team believe that we have a lot to learn from what has been happening in churches over the past months. Some of this will enrich and strengthen the work of the Church not only now but for decades ahead. Hence this brief survey which will provide a picture of what is happening, how people are responding, and what we can learn that will assist us as we move into the new future. Thank you for taking part.
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