Churches have continued to meet in a variety of forms and following different guidance across the UK. However, in the coming weeks and months almost all churches will look to gather in person. If the statistics are correct, some will be welcoming new Christians who have encountered Jesus for the first time online while others will struggle with dwindling attendance. Many will offer hybrid services and look for new ways to innovate, while others may never re-open.

Re-entry could prove to be the most challenging part of the whole journey for churches. Pastors and leaders are tired and there is no one size fits all’ approach. Each church is different and the community and context within which they operate is unique. Church may not be rocket science — it is far more complicated than that some of you are thinking — but it is challenging, and so we at the Evangelical Alliance will be continuing to offer a suite of resources to help the changing church in this new season.