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What if you had no choice but to reorganize the way you gather, love and serve as a church?
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, you must. These resources will help.
Becoming a Distributed Church: Why It’s Worth the Shift by J.R. Briggs
How a Crisis Has Revealed the Necessity of a Distributed Church… and Why it’s Crucial to the Future of the Body of Christ by Jon Davis
What is Church? An Essential Question For the Church in a Time of Social Distancing by Luke Edwards
Becoming a Distributed Church without Becoming a VIRTUAL Church by Bob Hyatt
Zoom Liturgy: How to Move from Broadcasting to Interacting by April Karli
Communion During Corona by Bob Rognelian
Facilitating Online Community by John Chandler
Dr. Charles Harper, Dr. William B. Hurlbut, Barry Crane, Jean Doerge
Fresh Expressions US and Missio Alliance bring together a scientist, a health expert and two church leaders to help you navigate this complex issue.
Michael Beck, Shannon Kiser, Paul Maconochie
What if you had no choice but to reorganize the way you gather, love and serve as a church? This is the question the Coronavirus is forcing people around the world to consider.
Dr. Philip Jenkins
The Novel Coronavirus continues to spread around the world. Thankfully, Christians have been loving and serving their neighbors throughout multiple crises for two thousand years.
Tod Bolsinger, Shannon Kiser
You are now an online Church—whether you like it or not! How do you adapt while maintaining true to the identity that has always been the center of your congregation?
Kate Blackshear, J.R. Briggs, Linda Gorham, Philip Monroe
The job of a church leader has radically shifted because of the pandemic. As our collective trauma piles up, how can we care for our souls and those around us?
Wayne Faison, Dave Briggs, Krystal Speed, and Laura Van Hove
As the Coronavirus continues to disrupt our lives, churches are beginning to navigate difficult financial realities. Furloughs and lay-offs are only the beginning.
What steps can you take now to ensure your congregation will continue to thrive when the economy tanks?
Have you ever wished you could just start over? Despite its tragedy, the pandemic lockdown gives many of us the opportunity to do just that!
You can begin planning now for how your church can join God's mission in new ways while honoring the heritage of what God has already done among you.
Have you ever wanted to change something about your congregation, but the time wasn't right? As difficult as the quarantine has been, it is forcing every church to change!
In this FREE webinar you'll learn from pastors and change experts how to leverage the pandemic crisis to create something new in your congregation.
Unlock your Creative Potential: Help Your Church Innovate Now & Into the Future
Quarantine is forcing the Church in North America to live under new constraints. These limitations are painful, but could they also be freeing? In this free webinar, you will explore how innovation happens and how to discover your innate, Holy Spirit -infused creative capacity.
Preaching from Home by Rev. Jennifer Ackerman- Director, Ogilvie Institute of Preaching, Brehm Center | Fuller Theological Seminary
Tips for Preaching from Home by Rev. Jennifer Ackerman
Godly Play at Home- by Meg Hoffman, Oak Church Durham
Leading Your Church Through the Pandemic by Fuller Seminary
Our hope is that these resources, as well as this entire season of quarantine, will renew the imaginations of Christian leaders.
Approaching this season as merely looking for workarounds to connect until we can get back to the “real” business of the church—meaning, gathering in large groups for well-produced services and events—will only land us back in the same place when we come out of the current crisis: struggling to get people to connect and largely failing to connect to the unchurched and formerly churched.
But what if we see this season as a chance to lay the groundwork for transitioning from the dominant model of ministry being done by ministry professionals to a more robust (and biblical) model of leaders equipping, blessing, and sending the people of our church communities to do the work of ministry in their families, on their blocks, and in their neighborhoods?
Wouldn’t that be amazing?