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    Episode 1026: Leading Through COVID-19 – Hold the Plan Loosely

    Episode 1026: Leading Through COVID-19 – Hold the Plan Loosely

    Episode 1026: Leading Through COVID-19 – Hold the Plan Loosely



    In this episode, we talk about reopening Family Church during the coronapocolypse. Pastor Aaron Filippone and Pastor Derek Simpson join the conversation. Based on our guiding principles and when looking at the data, we’re going to be in season for the long haul. As it ebbs and flows, we’re going to have to continue being flexible, adaptable, and agile. We broach the topic of reopening church as the curve moves away from distancing and communities start taking steps towards establishing our new normal. Navigating through this process won’t be easy, however, we will continue talking, asking questions, and adapting our plans to arrive at the best possible solution for our church family.



    Key Points:



    Changing strategies as we plan the reopening of our church.

    We discuss how our community is reacting and how we take that into consideration as we solidify our plan.

    The importance of paying attention to the right media sources.

    Paying attention to the percentage of people who are showing up and how that plays a role in the reopening process. 

    Continuing to stay focused and grow our online church services.

    Polling our people as part of our planning.

    What our training will look like as we begin to reopen.

    We share our plan for reopening and training.



    For everyone who’s already reopened or thinking about reopening, my encouragement is to develop a plan, walk down the path, but hold it loosely. We’ve got to be flexible, adaptable, and agile.Click To TweetFor a church of any size, one of the greatest things you can do during this season is to create feedback loops with your people. You’ve got to check the pulse of you people, who are willing to gather.Click To TweetI think this is a season where you’re never going to get consensus with all of your people, so the right decision for you is that you’re going to have to do the best you can with the information you have, the resources available to…Click To TweetThis has been a season where we’ve been able to focus on digital and online and we’re going to need to continue to do that because we don’t know what the future holds.Click To Tweet

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    Aaron Filippone on Twitter

    Derek Simpson on Twitter

    Jimmy on Twitter

    Leslee Bennett on Twitter

    Carly on LinkedIn































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    • 25 min
    CFTROU 1025: Leading Through COVID-19 – Brainerd Baptist Church

    CFTROU 1025: Leading Through COVID-19 – Brainerd Baptist Church

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    • 26 min
    CFTROU 1024: Leading Through COVID-19 – Calvary Church

    CFTROU 1024: Leading Through COVID-19 – Calvary Church

    Episode 1024: Leading Through COVID-19 – Calvary Church





    Senior Pastor, Willy Rice, from Calvary Church in Clearwater, Florida. We broach the topic of reopening churches amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and what it has taken to get to this point in terms of following guidelines and navigating the new normal. We also talk about the importance of opening up the conversation around the topic of racism in America today.





    Key Points From This Episode:



    We discuss the COVID-19 precautions Calvary Church has put into place for reopening.

    How they will be navigating singing during worship time in services.

    How they’ll handle the aspect of Preschool and Children’s Church.

    The plan for how to approach the reopening of their Christian School.

    We talk about the mainstream conversation of racism in America.



    With regards to the reopening of churches, I anticipate: ‘weird.’ It will not be normal, it won't be ‘back’ to normal.Click To TweetWhen we talk about normal, it’s not normal. There’s an old normal that will never come back post COVID-19.Click To TweetThe only thing that can really change a sinful heart, and racism is sinful, is Jesus — the Gospel of Jesus. People with changed hearts can work together to change a lot of things.Click To Tweet

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    Willy Rice on Twitter

    Calvary Church

    Jimmy on Twitter

    Leslee on Twitter

    Carly on LinkedIn































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    • 23 min
    CFTROU 1023: Leading Through COVID-19 – Cross Church

    CFTROU 1023: Leading Through COVID-19 – Cross Church

    Episode 1023: Leading Through COVID-19 – Cross Church





    As some churches continue to meet virtually every Sunday, some are beginning to reopen. Senior Pastor of Cross Church, Nick Floyd, joins the conversation to talk about his experience with reopening church. He walks us through the process, communication, and safety measures they prioritized versus the ones they left more flexible. He also shares what attendance was like and the overall atmosphere in the church.





    Key Points From This Episode:



    How Cross Church dealt with the three months of no in-person gatherings.

    How they trained volunteers for the shifting paradigm.

    Strategies for safely taking up offerings, offering communion, and other church sacraments.

    The importance of communicating clearly with your congregation at every stage.

    Get an idea of what attendance was like the first Sunday back at church.

    Preparing for a reserved atmosphere as people still experience constraints and express concerns.



    I think that is a big learning for all of us: the more we can communicate during this time, the better.Click To TweetWe’ve come to believe that the curve of public opinion and social appetite is bending towards more reopening and less distancing over time.Click To Tweet

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    Nick Floyd on Twitter

    Cross Church

    Jimmy on Twitter

    Leslee on Twitter

    Carly on LinkedIn































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    • 24 min
    CFTROU 1022: Leading Through COVID-19 – Coach Chris Hobbs

    CFTROU 1022: Leading Through COVID-19 – Coach Chris Hobbs

    Episode 1022: Leading Through COVID-19 – Coach Chris Hobbs





    There is a significant overlap between the running of a school and a church. Both can provide the other with helpful strategies to overcome the obstacles presented by the COVID-10 pandemic. We welcome Coach Chris Hobbs to the podcast. He is the Athletic Director at The King’s Academy and joins the conversation. We talk practically about prescreening, social distancing, and other best practices to consider as we slowly start reopening institutions like churches and schools.  





    Key Points From This Episode:



    Why leaders should avoid speculation, optimism, and setting timelines—yet remain hopeful!

    Planning around social distancing, best practices, and prescreening in high school athletics.

    How this relates to churches.

    Thoughts on how team sports can continue amid social distancing regulations.

    The resources required for prescreening before gathering again.

    Hear about the hybrid versions of education that are likely to sprout from the current crisis.

    Prioritizing mission and purpose above methods and programs.



    I would encourage any leader to avoid speculation and optimism right now.Click To TweetThere is a fine line between optimism and hope. Hope is a belief that things will turn for the better, but don’t attach absolutes or timelines to it.Click To Tweet

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    Dr. Chris Hobbs on Twitter

    The King’s Academy

    Global Disinfection Systems

    Jimmy on Twitter

    Leslee on Twitter

    Carly on LinkedIn































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    • 24 min
    CFTROU 1021: Leading Through COVID-19 – The Village Church

    CFTROU 1021: Leading Through COVID-19 – The Village Church

    Episode 1021: Leading Through COVID-19 – The Village Church





    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shape our reality, it’s helpful to learn how other churches are  coping with this new normal. Today's guest is Pastor Josh Patterson, Lead Pastor of The Village Church in Texas. He shares what he and his team have  experienced with adapting to the coronavirus crisis, while still meeting the needs of their church and community. Pastor Josh also shares his thoughts on reopening and the different factors he and his team will take into consideration.  





    Key Points From This Episode:



    How COVID-19 has in some ways strengthened connections at The Village Church.

    What strategies worked and others that did not take off as expected.

    Why live stream is something The Village Church will continue post-crisis.

    How the pandemic has affected their plans for campus launches.

    How The Village Church is approaching reopening.



    We are in a suburban context. Some of the needs are insulated. And then, some of the needs are covered up.Click To TweetOur leadership team’s energy is focused on ministry in this climate and moving the church forward – not using all of our meeting time talking about re-entry.Click To Tweet

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    God’s Big Story podcast

    The Village Church

    Josh Patterson

    Jimmy on Twitter

    Leslee on Twitter

    Carly on LinkedIn































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    • 23 min

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