FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Going to church was a little different this morning for Pastor Wallace Butts of Love Church.
"This week is our first Facebook livestream in response to that where we didn't have the congregation in our building," Butts said.
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Butts is complying with the Allen County Health Commissioner's order prohibiting church services with more than 10 people. It went into effect first thing Sunday morning.
Butts and other church leaders initially took offense at Dr. Deborah McMahan's order referring to churches as "non-essential" but he says they were happy with her clarification.
"That letter came out, and the wording...people felt some kind of way about it. So they sent out, she sent out a clarification from her office and it's beautifully done and it brought peace to my heart and helped me reconcile."
Lewis King at King's Community Outreach says they've been trying to get the word out.
"We've done a telephone conference with people who've shared numbers and just communicated and prayed for people."
While they can stay connected through technology he says some are fretful.
"There are a lot of people with answers right now that don't quite understand. Even leadership, even pastors that are asking, why is this happening to the world but more specificially why is this happening to the church?"
Faith Leaders Pastor Ray Harris says they've been doing live streams for a couple of years now. He's hopeful the changes will bring whatever the world needs most.
"When we come up against a problem, when we come up against a hurdle, when there's a difficulty like this, we are going to pioneer and innovate and I can't wait to see what we come up with."