Congregations and their people are still feeling the drag of two years of isolation and its associated stressors. Many experts describe our collective experiences as trauma, and trauma takes time to heal. This drag is leading to a completely understandable “low capacity” for all kinds of activity in our congregations. Compounding this situation is the anxiety that comes from realizing that our congregations are not exactly what they used to be. People are asking questions: Where is everyone? Where are the families and kiddos? Why isn’t there as much stuff going on as there used to be? Is our congregation dying? Unfortunately, our low capacity is feeding high anxiety.
Topics: Past Services