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Nothing Can Separate Us From God's Love

August 19, 2020


Leadership Notes


I cannot predict the future. I hardly know what tomorrow may bring. All I do know is I love God/Jesus, my family and the wonderful people of Covenant Church. In that order, by the way. Those are the things I'm absolutely sure of. There are so many other unknowns out there.


When I pause to think about the future, I wonder how the current pandemic will impact the church, moving forward. Here are a couple of things we know now:


* Nearly 33% of people who self-identified as regular worship attenders are doing nothing right now. Meaning they are not even worshiping via live stream or other online options. Not their church, not any church.


* Fewer people are reading their Bibles during the pandemic than were reading them before the pandemic.


Some are speculating that, while these numbers will vary from church-to- church, roughly 20% of people who attended worship before the pandemic will not return. I hope this is an overstatement/overreaction.


Speaking over overstating things, in recent polling, most people believe that 20% of American have had Covid-19 and 9% have died from it {that would be almost 30 million deaths!}. In reality, less than 2% of Americans have tested positive for it and 0.05% have died from it. What drives these misunderstandings?