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?
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:
- Kathryn Jackson, Cornerstone Church, Nottingham;
- Mike Kendall, St Neots Evangelical Church;
- Neil Tallamy, Baglan Community Church.
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.