The COVID-19 pandemic has given Singapore churches a precious opportunity to stop from our busyness and reflect on the way we do missions. A SCGM research team engaged with 18 local pastors and 22 missionaries from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand (CLMT) in one-on-one interviews and focus group discussions.
There is good news and bad news. We can rejoice that the biggest lift out of poverty in the history of mankind has happened in our generation. The bad news is that due to the corona virus, restrictions and lockdown measures, we risk a major global setback.
COVID-19 may have caught the church off guard, but it never surprised the Kingdom of Heaven. What if the real path to which God has called us is really to embrace every circumstance and therein to find the reality that our citizenship really is not of this world?
A written compilation of observations and reflections by Jason Mandryk (Operation World) on the impact and implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
A leadership exercise for those who know Who holds tomorrow.
A crisis accelerates the need to re-think positions and strategies. But above all, we are to continue to proclaim that Jesus is Lord in all circumstances. Jesus is Lord of His church. We are to be faithful in evangelism and the teaching of His Word.
The early church faced a visible threat in Acts 4. However, the battle we are fighting today is more hidden. We faced an invisible threat, the COVID-19. We cannot see it, but it is lethal. However, there are lessons we can learn from the early church as we face the threats, whether visible or invisible.
There are 4 themes we can reflect on in terms of this Covid-19 crisis and the impact and implications on global missions. I will list them simply as the 4Cs, viz., the City, the Church, the Christian Spirituality and the Community.
The world is being shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic. What should happen when we get through this?
As we wrestle with what to do in the present novel coronavirus crisis, let’s consider how our ancient forebears responded when they faced the plague.