Involuntary change offers opportunities to go with losses. In the case of the junior high youth at the church I serve, a forced transition to Zoom youth group, at 5 pm on a Tuesday, after years of only offering a youth group on Sunday morning in the church building, enabled some students to participate–for the very first time.
Just as important as the functionality of the tools we’re all-of-a-sudden adopting is engagement. Who is able to connect this way who couldn’t before? And when the “need” for Zoom diminishes, will it have proved itself indispensable in engaging those kids?