- You Will Be Fitting in (and Helping Others Fit in Too) One of your most important duties as a pastor is to fit in with other pastors. If a majority of other churches have chosen to enforce mask mandates, they are obviously correct.
- You Will Encourage Everyone to Trust the Government. Christians should be innocent as serpents and wise as doves. This is especially true when it comes to government mandates relating to the church.
- By Binding the Consciences of All Believers, You Will Weed Out Dangerous, Independent Thinkers from Your Church. By using your authority as a pastor to require all church members to wear masks, you will do the good work of separating the wheat from the chaff.
- You Will Be Showing Your Support for the Government Mandated Shutdown of Your Congregant’s Businesses. Social distancing requirements have led many family businesses to close their doors indefinitely.
- Brian Dodd
- The Pastor Must Be the Moral Authority and Visionary for Wearing Masks. So goes the leader, so goes the people. Starting several weeks prior to the reopening service, Crawford provided weekly videos discussing several things on his heart.
- Wearing a Mask Is an Act of Love. Crawford acknowledged there would be a variety of opinions by those in Fellowship on wearing masks. However, to provide a safe and secure environment for ALL who wish to attend live services, everyone would be wearing masks, starting with him.
- Go With Rules Not Guidelines. Language is a big deal. Phrases like “we prefer” or “we are making masks available if you choose to wear one” or “we’re asking” or “the CDC is recommending” give people the openings to decline.
- Value People Over Process. Rules without relationship lead to rebellion. If you love your people they will gladly follow the process. The goal is not to get people into your building.
Apr 13, 2020 · Pastors must wear pastoral masks just to do the job. Pastors go through hellish times like other people and yet their work continues. If pastors didn’t wear any kind of mask, they would multiply hell even while they accompanied people through it. Pastoral masks keep us, and others, safe.
May 27, 2020 · Because of this, the church decided when in-person worship services resume in early June, masks will be required. As Texas churches make plans to gather once again, pastors across the state are wrestling with issues that have become controversial and mired in politics. The question of when and where to wear a mask is top on that list.
Jun 01, 2020 · Because of this, the church decided when in-person worship services resume in early June, masks will be required. As Texas churches make plans to gather once again, pastors across the state are wrestling with issues that have become controversial and mired in politics. The question of when and where to wear a mask is top on that list.
Sep 03, 2020 · If the elders of an otherwise faithful church require parishioners to wear a mask in order to participate in worship, and if they refuse to make any accommodations for those who do not wish to wear a mask (e.g. sitting in the back of the balcony), and if this is the only issue on the table, I do not believe members should leave a church over this issue.
Aug 10, 2020 · While another parish in Florida explains that mask use by the assembly is not mandated: “Parishioners are encouraged, but not required, to wear a face mask. All ministers are to wear masks.
Aug 05, 2020 · If mask-wearing prohibited anyone from being faithful to Christ, MacArthur’s pastors and elders might have a valid point — but masks, along with other reasonable precautions to stop this virus, are...
Feb 23, 2021 · Without a full Risk Assessment, no one should be required or forced to wear a face covering or mask – it’s a breach of the Health & Safety laws and a potentially criminal offence. If the employer or other “mask perpetrator “ hasn’t followed the law in forcing you to wear a mask, criminal investigations can follow under Health & Safety ...