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Called to Gather Together In Person or is Zoom Enough?

Written by: Kinna Smith   |   Jan 17, 2023

One question on everyone’s mind today is Should we attend church in person, or will a Zoom service be enough? But first, let’s see what the Scripture says.


Hebrews 10:25 says to “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching”


The NLT translates it as, “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”


Since the pandemic hit, many churches have switched to online meetings, and many Deaf churches have used video chat platforms. Now, as the pandemic is less prominent, we see many people continuing to rely on video chat platforms, seeking to join churches long distance. However, there are local churches to join, as the Scripture encourages us to. So the question remains, what do we do with online church platforms?


Gathering together is essential because being with other Christians allows us to live the Christian life together. However, when we rely on online church meetings, we miss vital parts of the Christian life growth that Christ intended for us. Being in person helps us grow relationally, overcome mistakes together, and grow from those mistakes. The Lord made us relational people, and we need other people. (Online is not enough, need in person)


We have Jesus as our High Priest, who gives us access to God the Father because Jesus died for us. Because of this, we desire to gather with other believers and seek all ways to encourage and serve one another. Scripture encourages us to stay bold in our faith, not be afraid to stand in Christ, and seek ways to show love to our Christian brothers and sisters. The verses above show the importance of gathering together, especially as we see the Day of the Lord coming near. Our Christian life is based on Jesus’ salvation and the hope of His return. 


As we grow in Christ and together, we do this much better if we are in person with hands-on relationships. This is just a taste of what’s to come. We will always be together in Heaven – in person and not online! 


Now is an excellent time to learn how to live and do church together!


For more helpful information, visit to find the nearest Deaf led church or Interpreted church service. 

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