As the pandemic eases its grip on our world, life is settling into a new normal that may spell difficulty to many churches. People who stayed away from congregational life because of COVID-19 may not return. Some may have gotten used to being away from church, and others may enjoy worshiping online. This presents both challenges and opportunities for communities of faith. How is your congregation faring? How can you lean into the new reality unfolding today?

Download a study guide for “They may not come back: And here’s why,” which appeared in Living Lutheran’s March print issue. The free pdf includes four pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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