In our lifetime, we have never experienced a disaster with effects as widespread as the COVID-19 pandemic. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 certainly caused upheaval, but they didn't force people to shelter at home or cause churches to stop meeting. As we slowly work back to our normal lives - or a new normal - we must recognize this will not be the last major disaster we will ever have to face. But what does that mean for the Church, especially the local congregation?
Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemic aims to provide comfort, hope, and guidance for church members experiencing the massive upheavals created by huge disasters - such as earthquakes, tornadoes, war, or even another pandemic - without the ability to come together around Word and Sacrament in church.
Churches are being forced to reexamine Word and Sacrament ministry under the impact of COVID-19. What lessons can be carried into the future, for the next time we face a massive upheaval caused by a disaster?
Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemic will reassure individual church members who suddenly find themselves in harrowing times without access to worship in their local congregation.