COVID Church Help

COVID Church Help Resources Links

​Video Broadcasting Tips | David Burton Ministries


Your Online Worship Services AFTER Live Gatherings Resume | Eric Geiger


7 Keys to Preaching to a Camera | Josh Reich


COVID-19 Conversations: Nona Jones on Digital and Social Ministry | Barna


What do Online Viewership Numbers Really Mean?


5 Free Resources on Online Church Budgets, Models, Staffing, Job Descriptions and Much More | Brian Dodd on Leadership

CARES Act

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


Religious freedom and the SBA Paycheck Protection Program | Kentucky Today


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

Reopening/Regathering

Regathering the Church: Coming Out of COVID | SBTC


​12 Ways We Might All be Different when We Gather Again as Congregations | Chuck Lawless


LifeWay Research develops free tool for churches to help plan for reopening | LifeWay


24 Questions your Church Must Answer Before Welcoming People Back | Facts & Trends


Church will never be the same | Southern Baptist Texan


6 Considerations for Reopening your Kids Ministry | LifeWay


4 Surprising Things I Learned About My Church's Views of Re-entry | Facts & Trends


7 Reflections on Re-entry After COVID-19 | Courage to Lead


10 Easy-to-Overlook Aspects of Church Reopening | Facts & Trends


8 Ways to Lead in the New Digital Default Church | Carey Nieuwhof


How To Lead 3 Different Groups Back To Church | Dan Reiland


Before We Gather | Brotherhood Mutual


Key Takeaways from the CDC Guidelines for Church Reopenings | Facts & Trends


'Chair for one': Creating community for singles as onsite worship resumes | Baptist Press


How Can We Celebrate Communion When Our Churches Start Gathering Again? | 9Marks


Prayer: The Most Essential Element for Reopening | OneCry


Think You Have a Strong Plan to Re-Open? Here’s What MOST Churches Are Missing (Based on conversations with 100+ pastors) | Tony Morgan


The Mask Debate I Didn't See Coming | Union Bapt. Assn.


What Families in Your Church Need Most as you Regather | Facts & Trends  


5 Questions to Ask Before Relaunching Groups | Facts & Trends


The Church Must Gather | Tony Wolfe


What Should Churches Do Now that COVID-19 is Spiking Again? | Facts & Trends


5 Steps to Reconnecting your Church through Groups | Facts & Trends


Five Types of Church Members Who Will Not Return after the Quarantine


5 Trends of Proactive Small Groups in the COVID Era | Facts & Trends


Three Social Media Posts for Churches and Organizations Amid Reopening | Peter Englert


COVID Schmovid. 5 Ideas that will Optimize Your Fall Launch | Mark Howell


3 Ways to Tell if Physically Absent Church Members are Still Spiritually Engaged | Facts & Trends

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


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


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

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


5 Ways the COVID-19 Pandemic Points Us to the Gospel | Crossway


10 Keys to Pastoring Through a Pandemic | Facts & Trends


Free Resources for Churches and Ministers During COVID-19 | GuideStone


5 Ways the COVID-19 Pandemic Points Us to the Gospel | Crossway


Resources for Family and Small Group Worship in Response to COVID-19 | Artistic Theologian, SWBTS


FIRST-PERSON: The digital funeral -- a practical pastoral guide | Baptist Press


10 Questions to Ask when Providing Pastoral Care by Phone or Video Chat | The Center for Biblical Spirituality


How to Help Families in Your Church Live Generously During COVID-19 | Facts & Trends


10 Tools to Help Your Church Navigate the Covid-19 Pandemic | Rookie Preacher


Three Pastoral Imperatives for Shepherding in this Crisis | NAMB

8 Tips To Reach More People Through Your Facebook Live Service During COVID19 | Steve Fogg


8 Elements Your Church Website Must Have Right Now | Facts & Trends


6 Ways to do Evangelsim During Times of Social Distancing | Chuck Lawless


Should I Start Wearing a Facemask and Gloves? | Answers in Genesis


A Handy Guide to Fasting During Coronavirus | WordBoard.org


3 Options for Leading Groups, Especially When You're Not "Techie" | Explore The Bible


LifeWay offers VBS options for churches and families | Baptist Press


Ten Questions Every Church Leader Should Be Asking About Finances During COVID-19 | Chemistry Staffing


Are We on the Cusp of Revival? | LifeWay Voices


LifeWay creates church assistance package | Baptist Press


COVID-19 Shouldn't Stop Evangelism But May Change It | Facts & Trends


3 Ways to Live in the Fullness of God in Frightening Times | LifeWay Voices


How do we calculate church attendance on social media? | Baptist Press

12 Small Church Guidelines for Gathering Again | Facts & Trends


Engaging Your Community During COVID-19 | Union Baptist Association


4 Big Questions To Help You Successfully Re-open Your Church | Dan Reiland


8 Words of Encouragement for Weary Lay Leaders | Chuck Lawless


Words of Encouragement for Pastors (COVID19 Week 21) | Tony Wolfe


​3 Ideas for Growing Your Church During a Pandemic | Facts & Trends


14 Hymns of Hope to Sing During COVID-19 | Facts & Trends


4 Reasons Pastoral Soul Care is a Ministry Strategy | Facts & Trends


5 Strategic Adjustments that will Pay Off Long After COVID-19 | Mark Howell


5 Lessons Learned in the COVID Wilderness | Kurt Bubna


COVID-19 and the Power of a Pastor's Phone | The Gospel Coalition


How to Use Your Church Parking Lot for Weekend Services and 7-Day-a-Week Ministry | Brian Dodd on Leadership


5 Vital Elements that We Can't Miss as We Reinvent Church | Dan Reiland


6 Ways We Make Life Harder Than It Needs To Be


Americans Finding Solace in Streaming, Not Scripture


​4 Ways to Move Forward During the Pandemic


Preparing to Lead the Post-COVID Church


How to Preach When Your Congregation is Online and In-Person | Facts & Trends


5 Ways to Multiple Disciple-Making During a Pandemic | Facts & Trends


​4 Volunteer Shifts Church Leaders Must Recognize | Facts & Trends


3 Reorienting Truths for the Discouraged Pastor | Facts & Trends


Covid and the Hour of Testing | Blessing Point

"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