Garrett Kell, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever Discuss How to Shepherd a Flock During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At 9 Marks Garrett Kell had a discussion with Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever on how to pastor a church in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief post is preserving this conversation as it writes about the coronavirus situation. 

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? 2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. 3 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

Romans 4:1-3 NIV 

Mark Dever’s 9 Marks 

This blog has written a number of articles about Del Rey Baptist Church which is in the Washington, D.C. area. Del Rey Baptist was replanted by Capitol Hill Baptist Church. This blog has been active in writing about how a number of different churches have reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic. At 9 Marks recently Garrett Kell who leads Del Rey Baptist discussed shepherding people in a church with Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever. I listened to part of this and Kell talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic challenges much of what has been taught about the church. For example people are to be involved in the church and open their Bibles and lives. Now due to a pandemic they are in isolation and its challenging for the church.  You can listen to that discussion, “On Shepherding Saints While Sheltered In Place (with Garrett Kell)”