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A global pandemic is not enough to stop the spread of the gospel. Christians are to continue in their obedience to Christ and learn to overcome the obstacles they face. What does evangelism look like at this time? How should churches adapt to celebrate Easter in quarantine? What differences can believers be making now that will last after the crisis? What is God doing through the coronavirus? Check out the links below to learn more.
How should we celebrate Easter in quarantine
This year’s Holy Week is proving to be one of the most challenging ones in recent church history. Jeff Robinson of The Gospel Coalition shares how several pastors of various denominations plan to celebrate this Easter.
10 simple ways to evangelize during a pandemic
Developing a strategy for evangelism in this time of social distancing is difficult. However, the harvest is plentiful and believers are still able to labor in this season (Luke 10:2). The Gospel Coalition’s Paul Worcester offers 10 ways Christians can evangelize in a pandemic.
5 quick things that can make a long term difference during your first digital Easter
Even churches that have had the ability to livestream their services before the COVID-19 crisis recognize that this year’s Easter will be their first fully digital Easter. Carey Nieuwhof gives five ways that can make a difference in the long run during this digital Easter.
How can churches turn “creasters” into regular members
Placed right next to Christmas, Easter is one of the most attended services of the year. The term “creasters” has been designated to define those who typically only visit these two services. Crosswalk’s Mel Walker gives practical suggestions on how to get “creasters” to become regular members.
Coronavirus and Christ
Anyone who has seen the staggering numbers of those who have been infected or have died because of COVID-19 can begin to question where God is amid all of this. John Piper offers six biblical answers to this question in his free book “Coronavirus and Christ.”