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You Can Have Church at Home: Here’s a Guide to Help

by finds.life

You may have noticed that church looks a little different right now. You may have already experienced church at home. Churches in many countries are suspending regular in-person gatherings, but that doesn’t mean church is canceled. As followers of Jesus, we are the Church. So, how can we stay connected even if we don’t meet in person? 

During these recent weeks, we’ve seen God working in and through people attending Life.Church Online as our world works together to fight the spread of the coronavirus. 

Having Church at Home

Doing church from home is not a new thing. Here’s some encouragement from the Apostle Paul who helped lead the early church when it essentially only met in homes.

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT

Here are some ideas:

Attend Life.Church Online. As the phrase social distancing becomes a household term, we know that we can still be social and connected even if we’re physically distanced. We can keep meeting together digitally. You are always invited to one of our Church Online services throughout the week. But don’t just attend by yourself. You can invite your friends, family, LifeGroup, or anyone to join you.

There’s something for kids too. We have age-specific content for everyone in your home. Our Switch Students (grades 6-12) should follow us on Instagram and YouTube to stay connected. Here’s everything you need for all the kids in your home. Also, parents, here’s something for you.

Discover tools for any kind of LifeGroup. If you’re in a LifeGroup, now is a great time to revisit what it means to be a group of people following Jesus together. At its core, a LifeGroup is a group of friends who walk through life together. Why you connect remains the same no matter how you connect. Here are some resources:

What Does It Look Like to Be the Church

We don’t just go to church; we are the Church, and that means loving our neighbors as ourselves where we are. But how do we do that right now? The best way to discover the needs of neighbors is simply to text or call and ask how they’re doing. Here are some ideas for being the Church right where you are:

Share Stories and Find Hope 

#LCanywhere: Will you do us a favor and help us discover your story by posting about your experiences with church at home? You can do this by tagging your post with this hashtag: #lcanywhere 

You can share stories of church at home or being the Church where you are. You can also follow the hashtag to be encouraged with other people’s stories! Want to share a little hope on social media? Repost Life.Church channel content, share your own personal stories of overcoming anxiety and finding peace, and invite people to attend Life.Church Online with you. Follow Life.Church on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube. 

Health and Safety Reminders

Remember, just because church is different right now doesn’t mean we stop being the Church. We are the Church. And as the Church, we have an opportunity to live out the love, hope, joy, and peace that can only be found in Jesus.  We will live by faith, trusting that the Holy Spirit is at work in homes around the world as people continue to worship God together online, with family, or as the Church wherever they are. 

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