How COVID Has Impacted Christianity


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By Garry Brackett: Executive Coach, Non-Profit Leadership Equipping , and Blogger, Garry Brackett: Executive Coach, and Non-Profit Leadership Equipping. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

The Barna Group has been quite involved in data collection during the pandemic shut-down. They has gathered data in real time from over 10,000 pastors and congregations over the last year. We are going to examine 3 key data sets of information to give a snapshot of one year later of our COVID journey.

The first data set is about; Satisfaction with Social Life, Well-Being & Work-Life Balance Has Waned During the Pandemic. Take notice of the graphic in the show-notes.

Looking ahead, Americans are divided on the timeline for complete economic recovery. As of October 2020, one in three U.S. adults (32%) believed the economy will recover in one year, while two in five (40%) assumed it will take at least two or more years. Optimism is somewhat higher among practicing Christians; more than one-third (35%) thinks the economy will recover by October 2021.

We all have been impacted deeper and to a greater extent than what we might be prepared to accept. Significant emotional impact upon human beings can be a slow process of initial shock to recovery. Ultimately the Faith Community can best serve their towns by offering opportunities for people to connect with others in a caring and supportive function. People are subconsciously asking “Does anyone really know me?”


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