The past six months have been the most challenging in the history of the modern church. As a pandemic forced spiritual communities worldwide to close their buildings, churches had to learn — quickly — how to provide Sunday services online, even as they lost their primary source of income, the Sunday offering.
Many communities continue to struggle as a digital-first ministry, as a church that is seriously underfunded, as a community that faces great uncertainty.
Still, some congregations are thriving, perhaps surprising themselves as they see increases in income and online audiences that far outnumber attendees at early 2020 services in their sanctuaries. But even those churches that are doing well face difficult decisions about whether, when and how to “get back to normal”; whether to invest in upgraded equipment for live-streaming (and, if so, how much to spend); and even whether to let go of their buildings.
As Friends of Ministry, we’re here to support you in ways that you need it most. Please complete this short survey to share your community’s recent experience, needs and plans; we’ll use the results to craft solutions for churches determined to grow through (not just go through) current difficulties and emerge stronger than ever in 2021.
Important note: Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). You must answer all questions marked with an asterisk in order to submit the survey.