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Explore more than 20 relevant online classes offered by Calvin University regarding the Christian response to COVID-19 Topical Study on COVID-19 and Worship As containment of COVID-19/novel coronavirus forces your worshiping community to implement 'shelter in place' worship and practice social isolation, we offer these resources to help you plan and cope in ways that encourage and support your community. How the Church Can Respond to the Coronavirus Practical How-To by Phillip Bethancourt https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/how-the-church-can-respond-to-the-coronavirus Practical How-To by Phillip Bethancourt Topics: Church , Prayer Source: The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention How should churches handle COVID-19? This article explains why churches should care about COVID-19 and offers practical guidelines that churches can use to respond to the pandemic. Re-engaging Your Community in the Wake of COVID-19 Article by Chris Hunt https://network.crcna.org/community-engagement/re-engaging-your-community-wake-covid-19 Article by Chris Hunt Topics: Missions , Evangelism , Community Source: The CRC Network In some areas across the United States and Canada, communities have begun to reopen after months of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Christ Hunt challenges us to consider the opportunities for outreach in our communities. What Should Churches do Now that COVID-19 is Spiking Again? Article by Jamie Aten https://factsandtrends.net/2020/07/23/what-should-churches-do-now-that-covid-19-is-spiking-again/ Article by Jamie Aten Topics: Humility , Pastoral leadership , Church Source: Facts & Trends No matter where your church falls along the reopening continuum, we should continually seek up-to-date information on COVID-19 to humbly integrate into decision making. Things COVID-19 is Teaching us about Sunday School Article by Ken Braddy https://kenbraddy.com/2020/07/27/5-things-covid-19-is-teaching-us-about-sunday-school/ Article by Ken Braddy Topics: Ministry , Children Source: Ken Braddy Ken Braddy shares five things that COVID-19 is teaching us about our children's ministry programs. The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Relentlessly Practical Article by Andy Bannister https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/july-web-only/god-pandemic-nt-wright-coronavirus-aftermath.html Article by Andy Bannister Topics: Suffering , Theodicy , God's Presence , Goodness of God Source: Christianity Today In this interview, author and theologian N.T. Wright explores how we can understand God's goodness and presence in the ongoing suffering of the COVID-19 pandemic and our responsibility to grieve with God's spirit and serve others. Let's Stop Pretending That Virtual Worship Isn't Here to Stay Article by Joseph W Walker III https://religionnews.com/2020/07/24/lets-stop-pretending-that-virtual-worship-isnt-here-to-stay/ Article by Joseph W Walker III Topics: Technology , Worship Planning , Worship Source: Religion News Service In this article, Pastor Joseph Walker explores why churches should embrace technology as the friend of a full faith experience and prepare for the continuation of virtual worship even after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19: A Prayer of Solidarity Element of Worship https://mycatholic.life/catholic-prayers/a-prayer-for-healing-and-hope/#solidarity Element of Worship Topics: Prayer Source: My Catholic Life A Catholic prayer of solidarity amid COVID-19 concerns for those who have contracted the virus, those who are especially vulnerable, those who are affriad, lawmakers, healthcare workers, and more. COVID-19 and Orthodox Liturgical Reform: What’s Possible? Practical How-To by Nicholas Denysenko https://www.praytellblog.com/index.php/2020/05/01/covid-19-and-orthodox-liturgical-reform-whats-possible/ Practical How-To by Nicholas Denysenko Topics: Liturgy Source: Pray Tell Nicholas Denysenko looks at the liturgical reforms made necessary in the Orthodox Church by COVID-19 restrictions, and suggests several alternatives going forward to community-wide liturgy. COVID-19 and Worship: Resources for Churches Adapting to Social Isolation Practical How-To http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/covid-19-and-worship-resources-for-churches-adapting-to-social-isolation Practical How-To Topics: Worship , Worship Planning , Prayer Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship As containment of COVID-19/novel coronavirus forces your worshiping community to implement 'shelter in place' worship and practice social isolation, these resources help you plan and cope in ways that encourage and support your community. COVID-19: Prayer to St Joseph Element of Worship by Pope Francis https://mycatholic.life/catholic-prayers/a-prayer-for-healing-and-hope/#stjoseph Element of Worship by Pope Francis Topics: Joseph, Saint , Prayer , Pope Source: My Catholic Life The following Prayer was prayed by Pope Francis on the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, and is especially applicable amid COVID-19 concerns. COVID-19 Shouldn't Stop Evangelism but May Change It Article by Matt Queen https://factsandtrends.net/2020/05/07/covid-19-shouldnt-stop-evangelism-but-may-change-it/ Article by Matt Queen Topics: Evangelism , Technology Source: LifeWay Because the gospel serves as the door for anyone to enter the family of faith, Matt Queen argues that churches must intentionally practice evangelism inside and outside their buildings--even during COVID-19. COVID-19, Wilderness and Humanity Article by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/asd/2020/03/12/covid-19-wilderness-and-man/ Article by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick Topics: Wilderness Source: Ancient Faith Blog Things will settle out in this COVID-19 crisis and competing authorities will finally converge on a consensus. But our problem with the hostile wilderness will remain. COVID-19: Virus or Vitamin? Article by Ken Braddy https://kenbraddy.com/2020/05/05/covid-19-virus-or-vitamin/ Article by Ken Braddy Topics: Church , Ministry , Pastoral leadership Source: Ken Braddy "COVID-19 is a vitamin for our church, not a virus." Ken Braddy offers reflections on the ways the coronavirus is a virus and a vitamin for the church. COVID-19 Is Ravaging the Global Church Article by Matthew Soerens https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/covid19-ravaging-global-church/ Article by Matthew Soerens Topics: Poverty , Medical care, access to Source: The Gospel Coalition In this article, Matthew Soerens reports on why the COVID-19 pandemic will hit already impoverished countries in Africa and South America the hardest and argues that the global church has a responsibility to support them. Homilies During COVID-19 Sermon (Complete) by Mike Houghton https://www.hprweb.com/2020/04/homilies-for-april-2020/ Sermon (Complete) by Mike Houghton Topics: Palm Sunday , Easter , Maundy Thursday , Mercy Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review A set of Catholic homilies for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, and Divine Mercy Sunday during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19, Resourcing ECO Churches Article by ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians https://www.eco-pres.org/covid-19/ Article by ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Topics: Church , Prayer Source: ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians offers guidance and resources for churches in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hymns of Hope to Sing During COVID-19 Song/Hymn by Keith Getty https://factsandtrends.net/2020/04/02/14-hymns-of-hope-to-sing-during-covid-19/ Song/Hymn by Keith Getty Topics: Hymn , Hope , Family Source: LifeWay COVID-19 has upended life for billions. Could this moment in history lead to a renewal of singing in Christian families? Here are 14 hymns of hope for your family to try. COVID-19 can bring the Next Great Awakening Article by Patti Wright https://gabaptist.org/covid-19-eternal-impact/ Article by Patti Wright Topics: Evangelism Source: Georgia Baptist Mission Board Patti Wright shows how the time we have spent apart due to the COVID-19 quarantine will have an eternal impact on churches as we move forward into the future. COVID-19 Has Helped Our Church to Pray More Fervently Article by Matthias Lohmann https://www.9marks.org/article/covid-19-has-helped-our-church-to-pray-more-fervently/ Article by Matthias Lohmann Topics: Prayer Source: 9Marks In this article, Matthias Lohmann shares how the prayer ministry at his church has grown and thrived under COVID-19 restrictions. COVID-19 Children's Resources Article by Kevin Johnson https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/covid-19-childrens-resources Article by Kevin Johnson Topics: Children , Youth , Ministry Source: Discipleship Ministries In this article, Kevin Johnson offers advice and shares resources for children's ministries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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