It goes without saying that these are unusual times. My wife and I went for some groceries last night and ended up making stops at four places to get what we were looking for. It was a Friday evening, but the typically bustling restaurants, bars, malls, parks, and movie theaters were empty. My wife described it being empty like Christmas day, but without all the optimism. Still, I’ve found the people in stores to be incredibly friendly, even if uneasy. We’re all in this thing together, after all.
This Sunday, the same will be true for churches, whose facilities, usually full of people, will be altogether empty, or like the church I lead, will have a skeleton crew facilitating online worship (appropriately distanced, of course!).
Then Monday will come around again, and many of us will work from home with the kids at home. How should we best respond to all this? For those of us who are in some sort of leadership role, what’s the best way to navigate this new normal?
For the next few posts, I’d like to share articles, videos, etc… on the questions above. My hope is these will provide some clarity and direction on how to think, respond, and lead well in these unusual times.
More to come. Be well!
- Working from home with kids: A Crash Course from Belay – https://vimeo.com/398317588
- Leading Through Rapid Change, by Carey Nieuwhof – https://careynieuwhof.com/how-to-lead-through-rapid-unexpected-change-responding-to-covid-19/
- Tips for conducting virtual meetings, by Monty Kelso – https://slingshotgroup.org/covid19/
- Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, on the importance of flattening the curve –https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/interview-francis-collins-nih/608221/?fbclid=IwAR3_7EzUgSksGDtmgeHzXMByjUq0LPButRytXts1wVDH9KW0YjrcfAFMWbc