The Pastor's Heart with Dominic Steele

Managing congregational anxiety in the post COVID-19 reboot - with Jenny Brown and Nigel Fortescue

May 25, 2020 Jenny Brown + Nigel Fortescue Season 3 Episode 24
The Pastor's Heart with Dominic Steele
Managing congregational anxiety in the post COVID-19 reboot - with Jenny Brown and Nigel Fortescue
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The Pastor's Heart with Dominic Steele
Managing congregational anxiety in the post COVID-19 reboot - with Jenny Brown and Nigel Fortescue
May 25, 2020 Season 3 Episode 24
Jenny Brown + Nigel Fortescue

We are addressing how we care for and lead our congregations on the way back. We are seeing states quickly move through the different stages of opening up. 

How do we handle the fear of change, and navigate the decisions of starting to meet again. How do we help our members flourish in community while keeping a physical distance? How can we come through this stronger? What about the feelings that they and we are experiencing, and how can we support them through the next few months?

The best advice for Australian churches is still to expect a protracted period with congregations limited to 100 people, with one person per four square metres, for many Churches, this necessitates change, with congregations to be divided or planted. 

Jenny Brown heads The Family Systems Practice, is an experienced family systems therapist and the author of Growing Yourself Up. 

Nigel Fortesque is the senior minister of Christ Church St Ives.  Nigel’s survey of congregational attitudes to the reboot is here.


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thepastorsheart)

Show Notes

We are addressing how we care for and lead our congregations on the way back. We are seeing states quickly move through the different stages of opening up. 

How do we handle the fear of change, and navigate the decisions of starting to meet again. How do we help our members flourish in community while keeping a physical distance? How can we come through this stronger? What about the feelings that they and we are experiencing, and how can we support them through the next few months?

The best advice for Australian churches is still to expect a protracted period with congregations limited to 100 people, with one person per four square metres, for many Churches, this necessitates change, with congregations to be divided or planted. 

Jenny Brown heads The Family Systems Practice, is an experienced family systems therapist and the author of Growing Yourself Up. 

Nigel Fortesque is the senior minister of Christ Church St Ives.  Nigel’s survey of congregational attitudes to the reboot is here.


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thepastorsheart)