The year 2020 was a completely unprecedented time that no one could have predicted or planned for. The Coronavirus pandemic spread far and wide and affected many different aspects of life as we know it. One area that was dramatically affected was the life of the church. With large gatherings being banned across the world, it became clear that worship was going to have to stay at home for a while. But now that things are beginning to open back up, it will be interesting to see which way the trends continue as far as at-home worship and church services.
So beyond the current climate, what are the main reasons for worship moving to be entirely online? Have there been drastic changes in the life of the church? Are people simply feeling more connected to God from the comfort of their own homes? Of course, your religious beliefs and practices are incredibly personal to you and your family. Maybe you simply prefer to bring worship into your home and find new traditions to practice. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why church and faith collaboration has moved to your home rather than to larger buildings.
Covid-19 has closed in-person services.
As the pandemic spread, it became clear that large gatherings needed to be banned for a period of time. Covid-19 drastically changed the world, and the consequences will be felt for years to come. Worship services were not safe, so churches began to figure out other ways to celebrate on Sundays. With the help of technology, music and worship have been shared digitally and allows church-goers to get a similar experience with an at-home DJ as they would with in-person melodies.
It doesn’t take a lot to run a church from home. With the help of worship videos and recorded sermons, you can enjoy the same attachment and study of the Bible without leaving and taking unnecessary risks. You may even be musical in your own right so you can experiment with creating a new sound or jamming out on your own. As long as you have the passion and energy to dive into the genre, you shouldn’t have a problem enjoying house music in the same way.
Technology has opened up online options.
Adaptability has been incredibly important during the last ten months. Churches have had to keep up with the changing times. With the help of technology, church and worship services have been live-streamed and shared to a greater audience than in-person ever could have allowed. It’s been easier than ever to get church offering supplies, communion elements, and other needs delivered right to your home.
Podcasts allow you to stay connected with your church home. And different visuals and special occasions have been broadcast directly to you. With the help of these creative solutions, worshiping from home is easier than ever.
People are feeling closer to God at home than in church.
Sometimes your church community is exactly what you need to get through hard times. In other cases, you can actually feel closer to God from the comfort of your own home. Traditional churches are focused on history and traditions. While it can be fascinating to learn where Tchami gets his style from or what the history of medieval priests involves, that may not be the best way for you to connect to the Lord in a modern way.
Worshiping from home allows you to engage in the best way for you. It can also help you avoid any fear of judgment that so many people feel from the church. Ultimately, if worshiping from home makes you feel more comfortable and connected to God, how can you turn down that opportunity?