Beradaptasi Dengan Pandemi: Menelisik Arah Pelayanan Gereja Ke Depan

  • Murni Hermawaty Sitanggang Universitas Jember

Abstract

Covid-19 pandemic's occurrence has wholly changed humankind in all aspects of life, including worship and ministry. Virtual worship has now become a part of the spiritual life of the church as God's people. Through this paper, the author wants to review the pros and cons of implementing virtual worship and then suggest how the church should improve its ministry. This research was conducted using qualitative methods of literature study by collecting various references that discuss virtual worship implementation during the pandemic. Given the pandemic has been going on for months, churches need to project digital ministry as the primary ministry program (no longer as a temporary alternative or just a complement) and be ready to engage in social services as a form of love for God and others.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Adegboyega, A., Boddie, S., Dorvie, H., Bolaji, B., Adedoyin, C., & Moore, S. E. (2020). Social Distance Impact on Church Gatherings : Socio-Behavioral Implications. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 00(00), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/10911359.2020.1793869

Afolaranmi, A. (2020). Towards the Possibility of Internet Ministry as an Alternative Pastoral Ministry in Nigeria during the COVID-19 Pandemic Towards the Possibility of Internet Ministry as an Alternative Pastoral Ministry in Nigeria during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Information Technology and Language Studies, 4(2), 12–26.

Ambesa, S. O. S. (2020). PENYAKIT DAN KELAPARAN : TELAAH PERKATAAN YESUS DALAM LUKAS 21 : 11 DAN RELEVANSINYA BAGI GEREJA DI MASA PANDEMI COVID-19. Diegesis, 5(2), 45–53. https://doi.org/10.46933/DG.vol5i2.2020

Bryson, J. R., Andres, L., & Davies, A. (2020). Covid-19, Virtual Church Services and A New Temporary Geography Of Home. Tijdschrift Voor Economische En Sociale Geografie, 111(3), 360–372. https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12436

Djalante, R., Lassa, J., Setiamarga, D., Sudjatma, A., Indrawan, M., Haryanto, B., Mahfud, C., Sabaruddin, M., Djalante, S., Ra, I., Adi, L., Ayu, G., Surtiari, K., & Warsilah, H. (2020). Progress in Disaster Science Review and analysis of current responses to COVID-19 in Indonesia : Period of January to March 2020 ☆. Progress in Disaster, 6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2020.100091

Dwiraharjo, S. (2020). Konstruksi Teologis Gereja Digital : Sebuah Refleksi Biblis Ibadah Online di Masa Pandemi Covid-19. 4(1), 1–17.

Giese, R. L. J. (2020). Is “Online Church” Really Church? The Church as God’s Temple. Themelios, 45(2), 347–367.

Hong, B. A., & Handal, P. J. (2020). Science, Religion, Government, and SARS‑CoV‑2: A Time for Synergy. Journal of Religion and Health, 59(5), 2263–2268. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-020-01047-y

Hutahaean, H., Silalahi, B. S., & Simanjuntak, L. Z. (2020). SPIRITUALITAS PANDEMIK : TINJAUAN FENOMENOLOGI IBADAH DI RUMAH. Evangelikal: Jurnal Teologi Injili Dan Pembinaan Warga Jemaat, 4(2), 235–250.

Kaburuan, E. R., Chen, C.-H., & Jeng, T.-S. (2012). Isn’t It Real? Experiencing the Virtual Church in Second Life®. In H. H. Yang & S. C.-Y. Yuen (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environments: Vol. I (pp. 270–287). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-762-3.ch014

Lukuhay, A. S., & Stevanus, A. (2020). Analisis Teologis Mengenai Beribadah di Rumah di Tengah Pandemi Covid-19 di Indonesia. VISIO DEI: Jurnal Teologi Kristen, 2(1), 43–61.

Nainggolan, A. M. (2020). Model Diakonia Gereja di Tengah Pandemi Covid-19. PUTE WAYA, 1(1), 40–55.

Parish, H. (2020). The Absence of Presence and the Presence of Absence : Social Distancing, Sacraments, and the Virtual. Religions, 11. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11060276

Perry, S. L., Whitehead, A. L., & Grubbs, J. B. (2020). Culture Wars and COVID-19 Conduct : Christian Nationalism, Religiosity, and Americans ’ Behavior During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Journal for The Scientific Study of Religion, 59(3), 405–416. https://doi.org/10.1111/jssr.12677

Pillay, J. (2020). COVID-19 Shows the Need to Make Church More Flexible. Transformation. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265378820963156

Spotts, G. M. (2020). The Virtual Church Is The New Normal! Challenges and Opportunities. June 9. https://www.abnewsky.com/post/the-virtual-church-is-the-new-normal-challenges-and-opportunities

Suni, N. S. P. (2020). KESIAPSIAGAAN INDONESIA MENGHADAPI POTENSI PENYEBARAN CORONA VIRUS DISEASE. INFO SINGKAT: KAJIAN SINGKAT TERHADAP ISU AKTUAL DAN STRATEGIS, XII(3), 13–18.

Tambunan, F. (2020). Analisis Dasar Teologi terhadap Pelaksanaan Ibadah Online Pascapandemi Covid-19. Jurnal Teologi Dan Pelayanan Kristiani: EPIGRAPHE, 4(2), 154–169.

Vanderweele, T. J. (2020). Love of Neighbor During a Pandemic : Navigating the Competing Goods of Religious Gatherings and Physical Health. Journal of Religion and Health, 59(5), 2196–2202. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-020-01031-6

Widjaja, F. I., & Marisi, C. G. (2020). Menstimulasi Praktik Gereja Rumah di tengah Pandemi Covid-19. KURIOS: Jurnal Teologi Dan Pendidikan Agama Kristen, 6(1), 127–139. https://doi.org/10.30995/kur.v6il.166

Windle, B. (2020). Why live streaming is not the full answer for churches during COVID-19. Mar 14. https://www.benjaminwindle.com/post/why-live-streaming-is-not-the-full-answer-for-churches-during-covid-19

Published
2021-02-28
How to Cite
Sitanggang, M. H. (2021). Beradaptasi Dengan Pandemi: Menelisik Arah Pelayanan Gereja Ke Depan. Diegesis : Jurnal Teologi, 6(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.46933/DGS.vol6i11-19