DISCIPLES MAKING DISCIPLES
Is This Church?
Online church has certainly met a need during the pandemic. Westside has been doing live streaming since March, and we plan to continue doing so to reach more people. But is it all we need? We don't think so. Face-to-face church fellowship with one another is essential. This is why we've begun in person Sunday gatherings. Ron Reid of Growing Christians has written the following article on the subject.
As COVID-19 closed church buildings earlier this year, we saw an interesting response on social media. Church members began posting photos of their families watching online services from the comfort of their own homes… decked out in their favorite PJs, breakfast snacks and coffee mugs in hand, wrapped in cozy blankets and tipped back on reclining sofas. As the weeks went on, “church” began looking more like a teenage slumber party than anything else.
So here’s the elephant-in-the-room question for 2020: How many of you secretly enjoyed a “break” from going to church on Sunday morning?