The circumstances of 2020 have revealed to many of us that, in some ways we are like an under-prepared marathon runner on race day. Overnight, we realized our church “bodies” are in a race that is throwing unexpected challenges our way – financially and in many other categories. Some of us are not as ready as we would have hoped, or needed to be.
But there is definitely some encouraging news. Congregations continue to be supportive and gracious – people seem to be sensitive to the fact that everyone, including their church, is in an uncertain situation.