Reopening Church Resources

(This list includes links to several resources related specifically to church reopening and the immediate time thereafter. Please email your suggests to add to the list to

Florida Baptist Convention Resources

Conversation Guide: Reopening Your Church

As guidelines are expanded for churches to regather, it is important to recognize that ministry will not be conducted in the same manner as before.

Additionally, it is likely that just as “safer-at-home” orders were implemented in stages, a return to public gatherings will also be implemented in similar stages. It would be expected that government guidelines may be different from one county to the next.

It is critical that churches begin preparing now for the return of on-campus activities. This guide is designed to help you through various points of consideration as your church implements new methods, policies and procedures. It specifically focuses on two core areas, the practical and the personal.

Hunger Relief

Read about the Florida Baptist and State of Florida partnership to help the hungry HERE

Convention "Statement on State of Florida Phase 1 Reopening - Executive Order 20-112"

A statement from our convention HERE.

Lifeway Facts & Trends

"4 Phases for and Orderly Return to Church" article HERE

Guidestone Resources

Guidestone offers a great list of resources HERE.


"Reopening the Church After the Pandemic" - PDF packet to get the gears moving HERE.

National WMU

Free Resources Downloads

Like to their site HERE

Barna Interactive

Our world changed. How will you insure your community knows you in their time of need?

Barna Gloo working with SBC, Associations, and local churches to provide pastors the best live information. Know more about your community. Register for free HERE.

Miscellaneous Sources

Online Supplies (face masks, hand sanitizer, digital thermometer, gloves, toilet paper, etc.) HERE

Vanderbloemen Reopening videos HERE Resources HERE

"Stay at Home" & "Doing Church" Resources

Online streaming/Virtual classrooms

How To Stream Church Services on Facebook

​Virtual Sunday School Class Training

Online giving

Online Giving when You Can’t Pass the Plate

Additional Resources

Free Training, Documents, and Checklists to Lead Your Church through the Coronavirus | Ministry Grid

LifeWay offers free at-home supplement for churches impacted by COVID-19 | LifeWay

7 Ways Generosity Can Thrive in Your Church Even if You're Not Gathering | Facts & Trends

Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church | LifeWay

COVID-19 Information | International Mission Board

COVID-19 Update | NAMB

How the church can respond to the coronavirus | Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

How To Lead Through Rapid, Unexpected Change (Responding to COVID-19) | Carey Nieuwhof

How to use software when you can't use your building | ChurchTeams

Why being #bettertogether is Crucial Now - Even with Social Distancing | Union Baptist Association. TX

Free Children's Missions Discipleship Resources | WMU

Talking to Your Children about Coronavirus | Biblical Counseling Coalition

10 Ways To Help You Live Normal When Life Is Not Normal | Dan Reiland

Sustaining Your Church in the Midst and the Aftermath of a Global Crisis | GuideStone

6 Tips on livestreaming your Sunday service | NAMB

Drive-in worship services lead to new opportunities | Baptist Press

This Is Not The Crisis, But It Is Just A Few Weeks Away | Christianity Today

9 Steps to Prepare you Benevolence Ministry for the Coronavirus Aftermath | Facts and Trends

Q&A: How churches, pastors are eligible for relief in stimulus package | GuideStone

6 creative strategies for loving your senior adults | The Christian Index

Why canceling the 2020 SBC Annual Meeting is putting 'Gospel Above All' | Baptist Press

COVID-19 and God | Answers in Genesis

How COVID-19 Started & Where It’s Going | Answers in Genesis

How the CARES Act Effects Tax Benefits Related to Charitable Giving | Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

6 pivots to position your church for big gospel impact post-COVID-19 | The Christian Index

Facebook’s resource hub takes churches step by step | KentuckyToday

Pandemic Resources | Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

​Video Broadcasting Tips | David Burton Ministries