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Staying a Team in the Time of Social Distancing

Published on March 25, 2020


In these days of social distancing, it’s difficult to maintain the tight friendships forged in the everyday interactions we had with our teams. Just because we can’t be in the same location together, however, doesn’t mean we need to let our relationships fade away.

But how can we still stay a team when the tight-knit community we’re so familiar with isn’t available?

We re-imagine community.


How wonderful and pleasant it is
    when brothers [sisters] live together in harmony!

-Psalm 133:1


Dwelling together means connecting on a deeper level. We often think of this in real-time terms, face to face interaction and literally being in the same space. But this can also mean team building outside the box in creative ways.

Just because we may not be physically in the same space doesn’t mean we have to stop team bonding. Thanks to the digital technology of today, we can still “meet together” and stay more connected to our teammates and coaches through virtual avenues.

Want to stay connected with your team? Here are a few ideas:


Start a Prayer Chain

Email or text a Bible verse of the day and center a prayer around it. Then, ask your teammates and coaches for any prayer requests they have. Respond to the requests and build on them to keep a continuous circle of prayer going throughout the day. Ask how God wants us to respond to what He’s doing in our communities and around the world.  

Begin an Online Bible Study

There are plenty of resources available for online study, or ways to tweak the studies to make them accessible for a digital version. Gather your people together to discuss the topic of the day and compare notes on what God is teaching you through the message.

Use FCA’s newly launched #FCAvirtual online community to find the content that works best for you

Start your Huddle with #FCAvirtual here.

Browse a variety of study options, including:


Spread Kindness, Not Fear

Come up with a list of kind acts of service that can be done from a distance and share with your team. Write a letter to a friend, send a note of encouragement to a shut-in at your church, or post a Bible verse about God’s goodness on your social media accounts. Come up with other ideas and encourage your teammates to add their own as well, and tag one another to see how far and quickly God’s kindness can spread.


All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. 

-Acts 2:42


Remember, wherever we are, God is too. He is not bound by physical limitations or time, and through His Holy Spirit, He is with us always. We can rest assured that He sees and knows, and is still using His people to share a message of hope and grace through Jesus.

  Ready for #FCAvirtual?


   Get your online community started here!