It’s hard to imagine a bigger disruption to church life in the last hundred years than our experience with the Covid-19 crisis. Gathering together for worship and the Sacraments, at the very heart of our mission, was halted and, when we did come back, it looked very different.
Parish leaders were left to navigate this unprecedented situation. Survival and self-preservation, understandably, became the objective by which we measured ourselves. But survival is not our mission. The mission of the Church is simple and is given to us by Jesus in the 28th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel. He commands his followers to “go and make disciples of all nations.” This always means two things: going deeper (discipleship) and going wider (evangelization).
Head to the brand new Rebuilt Parish Blog to hear the two major ways we’ve rediscovered our mission through and beyond Covid: