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Urban Way of the Cross

Like many other churches that meet in rented space, The Well in Tulsa, Oklahoma, faced many challenges during the pandemic. So the Covenant church plant developed a creative way for their congregation to observe Holy Week.

“We chose to create an online experience that was also an outdoor prayer walk in our downtown area since we did not have a meeting space to set up a traditional Stations of the Cross,” says Denise McKinney, lead pastor at The Well. “Our thought was that people who would need to access it from home would have the artwork, script, and narration available online. For those able to do the actual walk, we chose downtown murals and art that had relevant connections to each station so that people would experience the intersect and tension of how Jesus was treated and how we sometimes treat each other in community.”

While the guided prayer walk takes participants through downtown Tulsa, it could also be adapted for other cities and contexts or experienced virtually. According to The Well’s website, “This journey is meant to leave the participant in a place of tension as they consider the loss and pain Jesus endured before celebrating his return to life on Sunday.”

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Like many other churches that meet in rented space, The Well in Tulsa, Oklahoma, faced many challenges during the pandemic. So the Covenant church plant developed a creative way for their congregation to observe Holy Week.

“We chose to create an online experience that was also an outdoor prayer walk in our downtown area since we did not have a meeting space to set up a traditional Stations of the Cross,” says Denise McKinney, lead pastor at The Well. “Our thought was that people who would need to access it from home would have the artwork, script, and narration available online. For those able to do the actual walk, we chose downtown murals and art that had relevant connections to each station so that people would experience the intersect and tension of how Jesus was treated and how we sometimes treat each other in community.”

While the guided prayer walk takes participants through downtown Tulsa, it could also be adapted for other cities and contexts or experienced virtually. According to The Well’s website, “This journey is meant to leave the participant in a place of tension as they consider the loss and pain Jesus endured before celebrating his return to life on Sunday.”

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