The Coronavirus pandemic could have further complicated reaching Mormons with the gospel. Instead, Gateway student Tim Peery has found the opposite true.
Churches faced adversity during the coronavirus lockdowns, and many tried various strategies to survive. Pastor Brian Simms at CrossPointe Church was not afraid to make any necessary changes and ended up yielding unexpected growth.
Christians have risked their lives in caring for the sick and dying throughout history. Dr. Rodrick Durst cites multiple historical accounts pointing to the sacrificial ethic of the church in times of plagues.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced churches to use social media to connect with members and teach scripture. Dr. Kelly gives a few suggestions on how to use Facebook as an effective medium for bible study.
Even during tumultuous times, God's will still remains visible. Dr. Jim Wilson draws the Christian back to scripture to remember part of God's will for his people - to rejoice.
No matter the situation, the Christian life is about having fruit-filled seasons of serving the Lord. Dr. Durst suggests seven daily disciplines that serve as good discipleship practices during the coronavirus lockdown.
The pandemic heightened people's fear of uncertainty. Through thoughtful biblical reflection of an Old Testament story, Dr. Debbie Steele remarks on the importance of expressing our fears to God as a demonstration of our faith.
Though many are worried that social distancing will harm churches, it could be the unexpected catalyst for building community. Dr. Ferguson comments on the transformative factors that the pandemic lockdown can bring for churches.
The transition to a completely online world due to the coronavirus lockdown can have ramifications for youth. Dr. Kelly provides reasons to stay connected to teenagers as much as possible.
In this third discussion of how education theory can inform ways to create a healthy community at a distance, Dr. Ferguson gives church leadership strategies on how they can facilitate member-to-member connection.