I don’t imagine that my President, my Governor, and my County Commission will all agree on a day when we can “go back to church.” For the sake of argument, however, let’s say that they do. On Jugaustember 32nd we’re all encouraged to have corporate worship again. That being the case, I don’t imagine that we will go back with the same schedule, seating arrangement, and routine that we had on March 8th, our last Sunday together. Some things will need to be different, at least for a little while.
My brain is going in lots of different directions. I’m guessing that while some will come back that first Sunday dancing and singing, not everyone will want to come back on the first available Sunday at all. I think of the major variables to figure out before returning to the building such as schedule, seating, length of service, practices within worship such as taking up the offering, etc. I would imagine that at least for a little while, an element such as seating space between worshipers might be a larger part of someone’s decision about which service to attend than music style.
What I would like to hear from the gentle reader is this: What are the things you think about when you imagine coming back to corporate worship? Would you attend a drive-in service in the parking lot? Would you like more time in between services so people coming and going aren’t so crowded together? What type of remote services shall we provide now that online is no longer primary? Would you be more comfortable with seating that has more space between people? Would you like to wear a face mask to worship? Does any of this even matter to you? What other variables do you think about?
Comment below. Please speak only for yourself. Be gentle.