Leadership in Lockdown

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Christmas isn't Cancelled (Webinar)

How can we plan to make the most of the opportunities at Christmas with the limitations we're facing due to the coronavirus?


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In this Leadership in Lockdown webinar and Q&A, FIEC National Director John Stevens gives an update on the latest coronavirus guidelines and the implications of the Three-Tier system on church services.

John is then joined by three church leaders who share their plans for Christmas outreach under coronavirus restrictions:

Jonathan Carswell also gives a presentation of Christmas resources available for church leaders to use in their outreach this year.

00:00 - Bible reflection: The Christmas story is a paradigm for evangelism (Luke 2:8-18) (John Stevens);

05:10 - The three-tier coronavirus alert system (John Stevens);

17:32 - Christmas isn't cancelled - Cornerstone Church, Nottingham (Kathryn Jackson);

29:49 - Christmas isn't cancelled - St Neots Evangelical Church (Mike Kendall);

37:59 - Christmas isn't cancelled - Baglan Community Church (Neil Tallamy);

45:14 - Christmas resources from 10ofthose.com (Jonathan Carswell);

52:55 - Q&A

  • How can we encourage people to use their homes for evangelism during Christmas?
  • Can we have outdoor events for Christmas with singing?
  • Can we use wind instruments for Christmas outreach?
  • How we can we use Zoom to reach those isolated at Christmas?
  • How can we mingle pastorally on a Sunday as a 'worker' when in a Tier 2 or 3 area?
  • Does a pastors' fraternal meeting in a church building count as a work environment and then be exempt from restrictions on mixing households?
  • How do the exemptions for supervised activities for children work for 'Messy Church' when parents would attend with their children?
  • Can children share toys/books at children's groups?
  • Can households mix in Tier 2 areas?
  • Can a church still hold a Christmas meal for the vulnerable in their community?

You can watch previous webinars and sign up for future webinars on the Leadership in Lockdown page.

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