The Church and the World are in uncharted territory; the church is having to adapt leading the churches into an unknown time. While church leaders are tired and unsure so are the students and congregants that we serve, students are having to learn online, isolation from social circles, and dealing with unsure home situation as well absorbing the anxiety of the world. It is important for church leaders to find ways to easy these anxieties, in us and in students, through self-care and finding ways to connect. While we connect, our leaders took notice that consitencu is important for students during this time, when making gatherings online we need to make them consistent.
How do we connect when we cannot be in the same room? One benefit on the technological world we live in is the fact we have many platforms to communicate with one another, but is the right platforms to use? What are safe for our students? What platforms are easy to use (I am 26 and I get confuse all the time)? What happens if our students do not have a computer or other technology access?
Technology is a double edge sword.It will help us connect and communicate, but we need to disconnect from of screens. Students and adults during this time will use more screens than normal and to have activities outside of the screen will be pivotal for mental and physical health. To see more info about kids and screen time see this article. Click here.