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Watch: Expert panel contemplates the post-pandemic church

See the special 'Christian Chronicle Live' discussions at Harding University's 98th annual Bible Lectureship.

SEARCY, Ark. — What will it take for the post-pandemic church to thrive?

An expert panel explored COVID-19’s impact on Churches of Christ — and overall Christian faith in America — during two “Christian Chronicle Live!” panel discussions today.


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• Part 1 focused on the numerical and cultural challenges facing our fellowship. Watch it here.

• Part 2 delved into creative approaches for sharing the Gospel. Watch it here.

Glenn Newton, left, speaks during the panel discussion at the Harding University Bible Lectureship.

Glenn Newton, left, speaks during the panel discussion at the Harding University Bible Lectureship.

I moderated the discussions, which were part of Harding University’s 98th annual Bible Lectureship.

Panelists included:

• Matt Dabbs, minister and lead equipper for Backyard Church in Auburn, Ala.;

• Glenn Newton, a Florida church planter and director of organizational advancement for Herald of Truth;

• Carl Royster, data compiler for the national directory “Churches of Christ in the United States,” published by 21st Century Christian.

Roslyn Miller speaks during the panel discussion at Harding University's Bible Lectureship.

Roslyn Miller speaks during the panel discussion at Harding University’s Bible Lectureship.

• And Andy and Roslyn Miller, church planters in Orlando, Fla.

Check out our Twitter thread highlighting key points made during the panel discussions.

BOBBY ROSS JR. is Editor-in-Chief of The Christian Chronicle. Reach him at [email protected]

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