Is every preacher a televangelist now? The coronavirus has dispersed congregations and sent churches scrambling to air services online. Preachersâ€”regardless of how they previously felt about their co-laborers on the small screenâ€”have found themselves delivering sermons to cameras.
While we may not think of them all as â€śtelevangelists,â€ť a wide range of Christians have found ways to use the medium. Here are seven things todayâ€™s pandemic-era pastor can learn from early experiments with preaching through screens....
I really pray pastors would take this time to coordinate and prepare their churches to be able to thrive underground. Initially using the internet to help group members according to proximity, have small groups/home leaders. And watching online together as long as possible, until our country begins to make it illegal to preach the bible and then of course youtube and android and apple apps will shut down all of these online chruches. We need to be proactive in preeparing to go underground.
The better alternative is sermon audio , One Place, and local preachers ( if they can afford the fees , SoundCloud). 45 years ago, I could listen to local pastors on FM radio till the Sunday evening service ended. Or when local FM radio existed , you could listen to 1969 Johnny Mac, Chuck Swindol , Charles Stanley, Adrian Rodgers or Jack Hanford, on 8 track, Wait, you still can, just get their app.