Baptist and Reflector
FRANKLIN — The Tennessee Baptist Mission Board is offering a “Practical Easter Webinar” for medium to smaller attendance Tennessee Baptist churches on Monday, April 6, at 6:30 central time/7:30 eastern time.
“None of us anticipated a day when a worldwide pandemic would prevent our people from gathering on Easter,” observed Bill Choate, director of Baptist Collegiate Ministries for the TBMB.
The webinar will give participants an opportunity to explore “simple, effective ways that God can be glorified and honored in your church on an unusual Easter Day,” Choate said.
He noted that the TBMB staff has made more than 2,000 phone calls to pastors over the past two weeks. “Over and again, we heard the same concern — how to lead churches faithfully to observe Easter. Pastors know the coronavirus is real and that the church needs to act responsibly to reduce transmission of the virus. At the same time, however, nothing seems so important in the Christian year as Easter.
“We have felt the urgency of this moment and the desire of our church leaders. We hope to provide some last-minute ideas and answers that will make Easter Sunday a glorious day, even though people won’t be physically together in one place,” Choate said.
Leading the webinar are Scott Shepherd, worship and music specialist, TBMB; Mike Waddey, pastor, Maury City First Baptist Church; Russ Wilkins, director of missions, Shiloh Baptist Association; and Kirby Ownby, pastor, Mount Olive Baptist Church, Knoxville.
Register in advance at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g1wVmnhjR8qm-qIbcY2S5A . After registering, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with information on how to join the webinar. B&R