Please join us this Friday April 17 for the Mission Ohio Covid-19 Information Zoom Webinar at 11:00 AM EDT. The intent of the webinar is to share blessings to celebrate, to relate ideas to address the challenges of stay-at-home and social distancing, and to share possibilities for Great Commission ministry when stay-at-home guidelines are relaxed and lifted.
This link: https://scbo.org/event/covid-19-information-exchange-webinar provides a registration access on the SCBO website. We record the Webinar for later access on the website www.scbo.org of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio.
Guest panelists for the Friday April 17 Webinar are Jeff Woolum, Steve Renfrow, and Dean Fulks. Jeff Woolum is the current Second Vice President of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio and the pastor of First Baptist Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. Steve Renfrow is the Associational Missionary for the Southwestern Baptist Association. Dean Fulks is the lead pastor for LifePoint Church in Lewis Center, Ohio.
These panelists will share how they and their leaders have responded to ministry, worship, and evangelism challenges during the stay-at-home policy. Just as importantly, they will share thoughts on how their church or association will respond to the lifting of the stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines. They will share ideas on how to engage possible incremental phases of “opening up” our communities: group activities, travel, worship gatherings, follow-up on prospects discovered through ministry contacts, etc.
Participants or viewers will be able to submit written questions during the Webinar on the “Q&A” feature. We encourage participants to submit questions to be addressed after each individual presentation. After the panelist’s presentations and answers to questions, we shall share some other resources and opportunities for pastors and church members. This is the basic plan. Remember that we are Baptists, and we flex as needed.
The State Convention of Baptists in Ohio exists to assist affiliated churches and associations obey the Great Commission. This pandemic stay-at-home has presented significant challenges. Yet, pastors and church leaders have responded with creativity and boldness. The virus has paused some of our activities, but it hasn’t paused the Great Commission. Let’s press toward that mark.