He has Risen, He has Risen indeed!
I hope you are having a peaceful Holy week as you prep for whatever Easter celebration will look like in your church this year. We are in a time of celebration for Easter, but also for a time of transitioning to more in-person ministry opportunities thanks to the vaccine so many have received. Note the word transition, not wide open maskless ministry. We are not to the place where we can do in-person ministry as we once did, but we are not in the shutdown mode we were last year at this time. Praise God!
Keep in mind these transition points:
- Children don't have a vaccine at this time. We must still mask for them and those vulnerable.
- Not all of your kids can be in-person due to personal or family health concerns. Continue to offer ministry to both in-person and virtual students.
- Less is more at this time. Scale back your normal planned events and outreach—smaller masked groups meeting outside if possible.
- Only plan what you have adequate volunteer staffing to carry out safely. Not only are you asking volunteers to teach, but you also carry out CDC personal safety guidelines.
- Don't compare your church to what other churches are doing. It all depends on what each church's task force will allow the number of volunteers you can staff, facilities available for you to use, and the number of willing children to participate.