The pandemic has definitely been a learning experience. So what have our losses taught us about our needs? And what should "stay lost"?
Here are two lessons or "finds" that immediately come to mind:
- The importance of reaching people outside of our buildings and "events." (If the church trends and statistics are right, this "find" will only increase in importance.)
- The importance of training parents to be their children's primary Christian educators. (We knew it was important, but the past year has exposed how far we have to go.)
A few things we don't want to "return to and renew" but should stay lost:
- The "can't-do" spirit. Time to shake that attitude from our sandals.
- Dysfunctional or disruptive volunteers. Oy.
- Fluff programs and events that don't include teaching or promote discipleship.
- Low standards. I'm looking at YOU children's sermons, classroom environments, and creativity.
- YOUR "STAY LOST" SUGGESTION HERE: ________________________________.