The doors to your home church might be closed due to the government-mandated shutdown, but that doesn’t mean you can’t practice your faith and worship God this Easter Sunday.
At a time when churches are being forced to find new ways to conduct Sunday services without going against the CDC’s social distancing guidelines, local pastor Mark Vroegop says College Park Church has opted to go digital.
“Yes, the doors to churches are closed, but the good news of the Gospel doesn’t need a building to be preached and heard,” said Pastor Vroegop. “So in that respect, Easter is wide open and the Word of God continues on. The church is the people and the followers of Christ – not a building.”
“It’s just incredible to see the outpouring of interest,” said Vroegop. “Our regular members are watching, but their friends who are trying to figure out how to navigate this crisis are also watching. In fact, one of our recent services had more than 20,000 views on Facebook and engagement on social media is up 500%.”
He continued: “Those are just the stats, but anecdotally, we’re seeing pictures of the stream in the homes of people who may not regularly attend our church or any church. But this season has prompted some very important questions for a lot of people and we’re very thankful that and excited that it’s something they’re interested in. It’s just unfortunate that it had to happen in the context of this terrible virus.”