by Tom Sine
As we raced into 2020, we suddenly found ourselves dealing with the COVID 19-pandemic, disrupted school schedules, and Zoom church services. If all that wasn’t enough, COVID-19 has caused a recession where millions have been laid off… and it isn’t over yet!
Dwight Friesen and I invite you to view a webinar for followers of Jesus who want to both be a difference and make a difference in 2021. Send us your feedback and questions, we want to hear from you!
In 2020s Foresight: Three Vital Practices for Thriving in a Decade of Accelerating Change, Dwight and I show Christian leaders:
- How to anticipate waves of change that are likely to impact those they work with in their churches and communities;
- How to use their lead time to research innovative ways to address those new challenges;
- Finally, how to select those creative responses that most fully reflect the ways of Jesus.
As we race towards Christmas 2020, we have already been alerted to some very bad news, The refusal of many to take seriously the incoming waves of the COVID-19 pandemic has cost some of our family and friends, who shared Thanksgiving, their health and for some, even their lives. The Washington Post observed that, “Thanksgiving leftovers won’t taste as good if you’re on a ventilator.”
We urge all of our readers to take very seriously the dangerous COVID-19 Wave coming our way for Christmas 2020. We urge you to very seriously consider hosting a Zoom celebration with your loved ones and friends. You can open presents together over Zoom, have activities as well as your respective meals together.
In the new year, President Biden and Vice President Harris will need all of our help to deal with a growing economic recession in 2021. Thousands of young people in our churches and neighborhoods are not going to be able to go to college because of the growing impact of the COVID-19 Recession. This is an opportunity for all of our churches to come alongside young people in our churches and our communities to help them launch their lives in times like these.
We are all looking forward to the good news in 2021 of the growing availability of immunizations to protect us from COVID-19. It is also a year to reinvent where we live, how we work to support our families and how we can join neighborhood change-makers to create a better way of life for all our neighbors.
2020s Foresight: Three Vital Practices for Thriving in a Decade of Accelerating Change is designed to be a study book for church study groups, campus ministry groups, Christian colleges and seminaries with questions at the end of each chapter. If you contact Dwight and I ahead of time, we would welcome the opportunity to Zoom into your discussion group and discuss creative ways we can all both be a difference and make a difference in the new year of 2021!!!