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Churches connecting from afar

Churches are finding all sorts of ways to connect and support people from daily podcasts to parking lot services, and virtual prayer rooms.

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Whether or not we are religious ourselves, there is a lot we can learn from what churches around the world are doing now. Churches are a place where people find community, where they come together for spiritual support. They typically emphasize people coming together in person, and the meaning of physical actions such as greeting one another with shaking hands or communion.... so it's been especially interesting to see how they're inventing new ways of connecting when their standard Sunday services cannot be held.

e.g. "In a world right now filled with anxiety and worry around the spread of COVID-19, we as a church desire to be a non-anxious presence in our world. We believe the way to being a non-anxious presence is to get into the presence of God (Philippians 4:7). To this end, we are now offering two ways for you to virtually join in prayer with others through the videoconferencing platform Zoom. 

The first way is through intercessory prayer calls with 8-10 people led by  elders, staff, and prayer team members. The second way is through 15-minute one-on-one prayer calls with our staff and prayer team members."

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Nice idea!