Equipping Jordan’s churches for online ministry

April 16, 2020

A church in Jordan, now empty due to COVID-19

Kais records segments for Remissions discipleship school

Overlooking the capital of Jordan

Kais' Youtube program now has over 20,000 unique visitors

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Jordan stands as a  bright light in the current darkness.

Jordan has been on lock-down since March 20, 2020 leaving one’s home outside of allotted times results in a fine or jail-time. All travel is banned, including within the country and all non-essential businesses are closed.

With the majority of Jordan’s population under lockdown, our partners, Remission have seen a drastic jump in views and participation on their spiritual discussion videos.

“Our response team is on the go, working 24/7, responding to messages at 2 and 3 a.m.” Kais, director of Remission shared. “We are overwhelmed; I feel like we need double the size of our current response team.”

Their channel’s Facebook page now has one of the highest engagement percentages in the region, which means that those who are liking their page truly care about the content they are putting out.

Launching Virtual Churches

Before launching their online church in 2018, Remission was told by some local Jordanian churches that it wasn’t a wise idea to create a virtual church community. Today, these same churches are reaching out to our partners, asking for help in how to move their services online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

To keep up with their discipleship tracks, Remission launched online Bible studies with 20-30 people attending each time. Our partners were planning on launching their official discipleship school, Istinara Academy, in June, but they are re-configuring what their launch will look like due to the current lock-down. Kais is beginning to record all the teachings and uploading them. They still plan on moving forward in training the 40 local millennials, already signed up, for theology, apologetics, and ministry-related skills.

“We believe this program will help create new leaders who will seek to serve the Lord with a bold vision,” Kais shared.“Please pray for the team to have energy; pray that we make sure that we are being pastoral with people; we don’t want to just put up content for the sake of putting up content.”

 

Pray with us for Jordan and Remission Ministries:

 

  • Pray our partners’ teams stay healthy and energized.
  • Pray for continued insight in how to present Your Gospel to those searching for hope and truth.
  • Pray for the government of Jordan to continue responding to the needs of the most vulnerable and providing equal relief and support to all.
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