TEN PIECES OF GOOD NEWS WE ARE HEARING FROM CHURCHES DURING THE PANDEMIC: An update from Thom Rainer on the positives coming out of the pandemic.
Church Resources For Navigating COVID-19: From Vanderbloemen.
Continuously Updated CARES Act info: From the Connexus Group.
CARES Act Resources and More from GuideStone: Free resources for churches about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL).
The Governor’s New Order Beginning April 3: What it means for Georgia’s churches.
Taking Your Small Groups Online: Here’s how North Coast Church in California is doing it.
Tips for Pastors Navigating the New Cobb County COVID-19 Regulations: Insight on interpreting the Declaration of Emergency that went into effect on March 25, 2020.
Managing the stress and anxiety of the Coronavirus pandemic: Great advice from the CDC and others.
The Offering Moment Online: Generis Principle Jim Sheppard shares his advice for the Offering Moment during a virtual church service.
Coronavirus: 7 Great, Simple Tools to Use When You Can’t Pass the Plate: Online giving options compiled by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.
8 Tips for Leading a Remote Team with Bryan Miles: Advice from a co-founder of BELAY, a leading virtual services company.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters: The World Health Organization clears up some misinformation.
WHAT WILL THE POST-CORONAVIRUS CHURCH LOOK LIKE? Thom Rainer shares his thoughts about what the church will look like on the other side of the pandemic.
MY TOP 7 RULES FOR LEADING A DIGITAL TEAM: Carey Nieuwhof shares some teleworking wisdom as well as the virtual tools his team uses.
How to Livestream Your Sermon This Sunday: Free quick-start webinar from the Send Network.
8 Cardinal Rules Of Running A Virtual Meeting: Best practices from someone who has learned the hard way.
Free Training and Checklists to Prepare Your Church for the Coronavirus: A free training resource from LifeWay’s Ministry Grid, now updated with the new CDC guidelines plus four new topics: Digital Small Groups; How to Work Remotely; How to Livestream Your Church Service; Digital Pastoral Care.
Johnson Ferry Baptist, Mt. Bethel UMC team up for food drive: With numerous organizations mobilizing to feed needy families during the Coronavirus shutdowns, two large East Cobb churches are joining forces to help out.
Free Digital Giving Solution from LifeWay: During this unique and challenging season due to the rising concerns of Covid-19 Generosity by LifeWay is opening its digital giving platform to all churches immediately.
FOOD BOXES AT MOSAIC: Food boxes available at Mosaic Church Marietta.
Cobb Schools and MUST Ministries Open 29 Food Pantries to the Public: Starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020, MUST Ministries will be operating 29 food pantries inside Cobb Schools to distribute boxes of food to families in need.
Live stream alternative for small churches: For small churches with older congregations without Internet access, us the free service at Free Conference Calling.
How To Host An Online Group: Great instructions and tips on how to host an online small group.
ER Doctor Explains What To Do If You Start Showing Coronavirus Symptoms: Five-minute video.
Stream Monkey is offering free live streaming platform: This will be offered for one more week (03/22/2020).
Leading Your Family Ministry in the Midst of Crisis: Free webinar Wednesday, March 18, 2020, from Ministry Boost.
Prepare Your Church for Coronavirus: Free webinar Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from Ministry Brands.
HOW TO LEAD THROUGH RAPID, UNEXPECTED CHANGE (RESPONDING TO COVID-19): Carey Nieuwhof shares some valuable principles.
Great thoughts to consider as you develop your church’s response, communications, as well as getting your church online: A great video discussion our consultant Howard Koepka had with Maina Mwaura, Justin McTeer, lead pastor of His Hands Church, and Alex Bentle, their Tech Director.
CDC: The most up-to-date information on the virus itself.
Coronavirus and the Church: A resource from the Billy Graham Training Center and Rick Warren’s The Peace Plan.
COVID-19 & Your Church: How your church can be responding during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic in the US.
YOUR CHURCH AND THE CORONAVIRUS: KEEP YOUR CHURCH SAFE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: More resources for the church from ACS Technologies.
The FAQs: Coronavirus Explained by an Infectious Disease Expert and Pastor: From The Gospel Coalition, an expert looks at the facts.
Tithe.ly: Get set up for online giving and text-to-give capabilities. Free set-up and sign-up; no contracts.
Greear, Floyd, entity heads issue call for day of prayer: The Southern Baptist Convention calls for a day of prayer Sunday, March 15, 2020. Included in this link is an outline of what to pray for.
LifeWay offers free at-home supplement for churches impacted by COVID-19: A free resource to disciple your children if your church is closed.
CORONAVIRUS AND DIGITAL SERVICE GUIDE: OrangeStudents.com provides a Digital Service Guide. Videos and other resources are being made available regardless of your pricing level. Information is available for small group leaders to engage their students during the week and devotional resources for parents.
The Parent Cue: Orange provides a variety of resources that can be useful for parents, kids, and teachers online. Resources for parents of preschoolers through high-schoolers on how to handle anxiety and fear can be found here. Parents will find conversations starters, articles, and much more.
5 Ways a Leader Responds as a Crisis Begins: Ron Edmondson on how a pastor can respond appropriately.
The facts on coronavirus aren’t all scary. So why so much fear? A balanced look at what is happening in our culture right now from a psychological perspective.
Should you clean your phone during the coronavirus? Yes, and here’s how to do it the right way: A primer on keeping your smartphone clean.
The power of community in a day of isolation: As loneliness sets in on those self-quarantining, we’ll see more and more the need for community.
YouVersion: Now’s a good time to study the Word and maybe gather some people together virtually to study together. YouVersion has many reading plans and study plans available.
Examples of church communication to their members: West Ridge Church (canceling all meetings); Johnson Ferry Baptist Church (canceling children’s groups but meeting for adult worship)
FROM OUR TEAM:
Don’t be afraid—times three: Why you don’t have to be afraid, anxious, or discouraged.
Being courageous in the face of fear: We can be strong and courageous, joyful and peaceful during this stressful time.