Your Virtual Small Group Can Still Be Vibrant
by Becky Kiern & Jenilyn Swett
“For many of us, attending small group has been a regular routine for years. This past spring brought that routine to a screeching halt. While we all hoped COVID precautions were just a temporary inconvenience, for many churches the need for virtual meetings has remained.
The apostles Paul (2 Tim. 1:4) and John (2 John 12) each spent a portion of their ministries distanced from their beloved communities. Reading their words reminds us that we too were made for community (Gen. 2:18; Ex. 25:8).
It’s not a character flaw to feel outmatched by the emotional, physical, and relational toll of this pandemic. Sharing a seat on a sofa is far preferable to sharing a square on a screen. Until that’s possible, though, how can we maintain a vibrant virtual small-group community?”