Megan Hill is a pastor’s wife living in Massachusetts and an editor for The Gospel Coalition. She is the author of three books: A Place to Belong: Learning to Love the Local Church (Crossway, May 2020), Contentment: Seeing God’s Goodness (P&R, 2018) and Praying Together: The Priority and Privilege of Prayer: In Our Homes, Communities, and Churches (Crossway/TGC, 2016). Her writing has appeared in various publications including Christianity Today, The Washington Post, Today in the Word, Reformation 21, Focus on the Family, Desiring God, and Tabletalk. She belongs to West Springfield Covenant Community Church (PCA).
Last Sunday, our church regathered for the first time in months. We wore masks, we social-distanced, we didn’t touch the door handles, and we sat next to open windows. We only sang one hymn—at the very end of the service—to minimize the possibility of airborne transmission.
For families with kids, Sunday mornings can be a theater for spiritual drama. Whether you have toddlers who scream that their church shoes pinch, or teenagers who slouch out the door fifteen minutes late, it’s not easy to get to church.