As churches decide whether to reopen, there are more than two options. In this episode, J.D. Greear describes the approach they have taken at Summit Church, where they are gathering for worship and prayer in smaller groups. In this episode, Ed and Daniel talk with J.D. about:
- How they made the decision to shift towards house churches during this season
- The theological case for shifting strategies in a crisis
- How they anticipate the change will impact their church moving forward
About the Guest:
- J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church, a church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina that has grown from 300 to over 10,000 in attendance each Sunday under his leadership.
- He has authored several books, his most recent being Above All: The Gospel Is the Source of the Church’s Renewal (2019)
- J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, writing on the correlations between early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology. Seeing Muslims come to faith in Christ has long been a burden of his, a burden that led him to serve in Southeast Asia with the International Mission Board.
- He is currently serving as the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
- Pastor J.D. and his wife Veronica live in Raleigh. Together they are raising four kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon