Staying at home is what all the cool people are doing these days. Kids are being homeschooled, adults are working from home, and this Sunday we are having Home Church.
This Sunday for Home Church, we encourage you to spend time centering on God’s presence through worship, learning from the scriptures, praying, and just spending time together.
Currently, the state of Illinois is under a stay at home order. Following Paul's teachings in Romans 13:1-5, we want to respect our governing authorities, so we will not be having church as usual this week. But church is not cancelled, it will be held exclusively online. We know that social distancing is hard, because humans are made for interaction, connection, and relationship, but social distancing at this time is how we can love each other well.
Church is so much more than a service that we attend together. Church is a people that connect with each other as we worship God together. We encourage you to gather with your families this Sunday morning, maybe even join another family or two through FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom, and use this guide to engage with each other and God in a unique and personal way.
Here are a couple things to keep in mind as you prepare for Home Church this Sunday:
Spend time in prayer beforehand to bring “a song, or a word of instruction, a revelation” or some other encouragement “so that the church may be built up.” (1 Corinthians 14:26)
Because Home Church still involves a teaching, please make sure that you have access to some means of watching and listening to the teaching. (e.g. laptop, tv with internet access, etc.)
Note: Home Church should last approximately 60 minutes.