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Switch to online church hasn’t persuaded people to abandon in-person services

(Photo: Unsplash/Thays Orrico)Most Catholics in the UK turned to online church during Covid-19, but very few want to make the switch permanent, a study has found.  The vast majority (93%) of the 2,500 respondents had attended an online church service during lockdown, although researchers said this high figure was likely down to the online survey... Read more

Most people are looking forward to a return to in-person church services – poll

PexelsMost Christians have been content to attend church digitally during the pandemic but Pew research finds that they are also eager to get back into the pews.  The poll of 10,211 US adults, conducted between 13 and 19 July, found that a third had watched a religious service online or on TV in the past... Read more

Black and Hispanic Churchgoers Concerned About Safety of In-Person Services

The Story: A new survey finds significant racial and ethnic differences in the perceived safety of attending religious services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Background: According the survey conducted by Pew Research in mid-July, nearly three-quarters of white adults (72 percent) who report they regularly attend religious services say they are very or somewhat confident... Read more

Pastor John MacArthur Could Face Fines, Be Arrested for Holding In-Person Church Services amid COVID-19

Pastor John MacArthur Could Face Fines, Be Arrested for Holding In-Person Church Services amid COVID-19 John MacArthurs California church is facing possible fines from the county if the church keeps hosting in-person services.According to The Christian Post, MacArthurs Grace Community Church is reopening despite lockdown orders from Gov. Gavin Newsom.We will obey God... Read more

Social Distancing Has Banned In-Person Gatherings. It Hasn’t Banned Church. | RELEVANT Magazine

A number of high profile Christian leaders have recently held in-person church gatherings in defiance of local orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This piece, originally published in 2019, is a reminder that there is no law in America against the Church because the Church was never about the building. Recently, I wrote... Read more

A Growing Number of Pastors Believe Their Churches Won’t Meet In-Person until 2021

A Growing Number of Pastors Believe Their Churches Won't Meet In-Person until 2021 A growing number of pastors believe their churches will not meet in person until 2021 because of the coronavirus.As Christian Headlines previously reported, last week, Andy Stanley, pastor at North Point Community Church in suburban Atlanta announced that they would... Read more

Under New Rules, LA Catholic Schools No Longer Able to Resume in-Person Classes

Under New Rules, LA Catholic Schools No Longer Able to Resume in-Person Classes LOS ANGELES (RNS) Catholic schools in Los Angeles county must now resume the fall year using distance learning, delaying previous plans to reopen their doors for in-person classes.The Department of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles made this... Read more

Pastor Andy Stanley’s megachurch cancels in-person services until 2021 due to coronavirus

Megachurch Pastor Andy Stanley is seen in this file photo.North Point Community ChurchMegachurch Pastor Andy Stanley of North Point Community Church in Georgia has announced that live in-person services will be suspended for the rest of the year. Pastor Stanley explained that the decision had been made because the church could not guarantee the safety... Read more

In Los Angeles, Catholic Schools Plan to Resume In-Person Classes, While Public Schools Go Online

In Los Angeles, Catholic Schools Plan to Resume In-Person Classes, While Public Schools Go Online LOS ANGELES (RNS) While Los Angeles public schools will remain online this fall, Catholic schools in the county still plan to reopen their doors for in-person classes.The Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Wednesday (July 15) told Religion News... Read more

U.S. Navy Clarifies Policy, Will Allow Personnel to Attend In-Person Church Services

U.S. Navy Clarifies Policy, Will Allow Personnel to Attend In-Person Church Services The U.S. Navy is allowing personnel to attend in-person indoor worship services after criticism from some Congress members.According to The Christian Post, The clarification to the order comes after the First Liberty Institute voiced concern that a June 24 order would... Read more

Most Churches Have Chosen Not to Return to In-Person Services, Survey Finds

Most Churches Have Chosen Not to Return to In-Person Services, Survey Finds  A new survey says that most churches have not returned to in-person services, and many are uncertain about the future of worship gatherings.The survey is from the Wheaton Billy Graham Centers Send Institute, Exponential, and the Association of Related Churches. Some 767... Read more

A Christian Group Is Urging American Church buildings to Resume In-Individual Providers on Could 3 | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] A conservative authorized nonprofit referred to as The Liberty Counsel has launched a brand new initiative urging church buildings to get again to in-person companies on Sunday, Could 3. The ReOpen Church Sunday undertaking encourages churchgoers to watch “appropriate measures of sanitization and appropriate social distancing between families” at church, however argues... Read more