What does it look like to be an active participant in the body of Christ during a season where churches have temporarily shut their doors to keep COVID-19 from spreading?
I hope it looks a whole lot like what being an engaged follower of Christ looks like during the rest of the year, with the small exception of changing habits around Sunday morning worship attendance. After all, corporate worship is just one (albeit a very important one) aspect of being a Christian. Much of what defines my Christian faith happens outside of the church building anyway: praying as I drive my car or wash the dishes, studying Scripture on Mondays with my beloved women’s small group, and financially supporting churches and ministries that care for those in need. All of these things can still happen (though the Monday small group may meet via FaceTime for a while).
As Seattle residents, my family and I are at the center of the Coronavirus crisis. Schools are closed, nursing homes and hospitals won’t accept visitors, grocery store shelves are sparse, and small businesses are floundering. People are anxious (this includes me). What to do?