COVID-19 poses challenges for church plants that gather in schools
By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
FRANKLIN — As Tennessee Baptist churches begin to regather all across the state, it’s not that simple for every congregation, especially for church plants that meet in local schools.
“We’ve got quite a few of our church planters right now who are scrambling to find alternative spaces other than being an all online digital church,” observed Lewis McMullen, church planting specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
McMullen estimated that in the last three to four years, about 50 church plants have begun in schools and of those, about 30 are still meeting in a school. “As long as schools are closed, those churches cannot meet.” [Read more…]