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Episode 479: How the Church Should Respond to the Coronavirus

In Episode 479 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Ed discusses how as a church we should respond to the coronavirus.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What the coming crisis looks like
  • How churches need to respond during this time

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “It’s time to move on from the freak out of church practices, because we have a real crisis coming really soon.” – @edstetzer
  • “This week you need to be asking what are you going to do if you start to hear of people dying in your community, if you hear of people dealing with food insecurity.” – @edstetzer
  • “We need you to be mobilizing the church right now.” – @edstetzer
  • “If you aren’t online, get online, but that’s not the crisis.” – @edstetzer
  • “We’ve got to stop focusing on internal delivery systems, and we have to focus on external mission.” – @edstetzer
  • “I am concerned that many of our churches are not displaying an appropriate level of urgency right now.” – @edstetzer
  • “I am burdened that for you and for me we are focusing on how will our church do this or that, and right now the Lord is calling on us to ask ‘how will He send us into our community?'” – @edstetzer
  • “Too many churches are on pause. They need to be on mission right now.” – @edstetzer
  • “Right now, marginalized people have no way to get help and food that we are storing.” – @edstetzer

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