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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. COVID-19 and Including Kids in Online Worship (Part 1) Practical How-To by Karen Deboer https://network.crcna.org/pastors/covid-19-and-including-kids-online-worship-part-1 Practical How-To by Karen Deboer Topics: Worship , Children Source: The CRC Network Many congregations have begun to gather online for worship temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, Karen Deboer suggests ways to include children in meaningful ways during worship. The Pastoral Challenge of a Brooklyn Church and COVID-19 Article by Gary V. Simpson https://faithandleadership.com/gary-v-simpson-pastoral-challenge-brooklyn-church-and-covid-19 Article by Gary V. Simpson Topics: Church , Death , Life Source: Faith and Leadership From one of the COVID-19 pandemic’s epicenters, a minister describes his congregation’s experience through death and new life over the last four months. COVID-19 and Including Kids in Online Worship (Part 2) Practical How-To by Karen Deboer https://network.crcna.org/pastors/covid-19-and-including-kids-online-worship-part-2 Practical How-To by Karen Deboer Topics: Home , Worship , Children , Technology Source: The CRC Network How can we include children as we worship together online? In this article, Karen Deboer offers practical suggestions for parents as many stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic. 10 Ways Christians Can Exemplify Faith and Peace during COVID-19 Article by Joel Ryan https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/10-ways-christians-can-exemplify-faith-and-peace-during-covid-19.html Article by Joel Ryan Topics: Compassion , Prayer , Faith , Charity Source: Cross Walk In this article, Joel Ryan offers ways that Christians can reflect their faith during the COVID-19 pandemic that include compassion, responsibility, charity, and prayer. To Speak of Thy Mystery: Communing Amid COVID-19 Article by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxyandheterodoxy/2020/06/09/to-speak-of-thy-mystery-communing-amid-covid-19/ Article by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick Topics: Mystery , Eucharist Source: Ancient Faith Ministries In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick looks at the question, "Can you get infected by a COVID-19 from communion?" COVID-19 Learning Curve on Worship Audio/Video by Cynthia Wilson https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/worship-matters-covid-19-learning-curve-on-worship Audio/Video by Cynthia Wilson Topics: Worship , Worship Planning Source: Discipleship Ministries In this podcast, practitioners from across the US share wisdom gained from dealing with COVID-19 quarantine and online worship, and offer suggestions for where we go from here, worship in the "new normal." (Length: 1:17:58) F.A.M.I.L.Y Worship during COVID-19 Article by Josh Laxton https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2020/march/family-worship-during-covid-19.html Article by Josh Laxton Topics: Family , Worship , Worship Planning Source: Christianity Today In this article, Josh Laxton gives some practical advice about worshiping with one's family during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers six steps for unpacking scripture. Worship and Faithfulness in the Age of COVID-19 Service Outline by Daniel Benedict http://um-insight.net/in-the-church/ordained-ministry/worship-amid-the-coronavirus-pandemic Service Outline by Daniel Benedict Topics: Worship Planning , Liturgy , Holy Week , Faithfulness Source: United Methodist Insight Amid COVID-19 concerns, Daniel Benedict urges faithful worship while we are physically separated, offering tips and suggested liturgies, including those for planning Holy Week worship. COVID-19 Shutdowns Are Shifting Seminary Education Article by Kate Shellnutt https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/april/coronavirus-seminary-fuller-southern-adapt-enrollment.html Article by Kate Shellnutt Topics: Education Source: Christianity Today In this article, Kate Shellnutt reports on how the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic are creating an even greater urgency for seminaries to adapt to financial constraints, reduced campus sizes, and budget cuts. COVID-19 Makes It Crucial to Be More Thoughtful with Your Words Article by Mitch Carnell https://day1.org/articles/5ed14a996615fb33a00000dc/mitch-carnell-covid19-makes-it-crucial-to-be-more-thoughtful-with-your-words Article by Mitch Carnell Topics: Language , Comfort , Hope Source: Day1 During this unwanted COVID-19 pause in our lives, we need to take care that our words are comforting and healing. Tips for Managing Your Church Budget During the COVID-19 Crisis Practical How-To by Ken Sloane https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/five-tips-for-managing-your-church-budget-during-the-covid-19-crisis Practical How-To by Ken Sloane Topics: Church Source: Discipleship Ministries COVID-19 will have serious impacts on many church budgets. Ken Sloane offer tips for managing the budget during these times in unfamiliar territory. COVID-19 and the Church's Religious Liberty Article by Andrew T. Walker https://factsandtrends.net/2020/04/06/covid-19-and-the-churchs-religious-liberty/ Article by Andrew T. Walker Topics: Religious Liberty Source: LifeWay In this article, Andrew Walker considers the US federal government’s actions to dull the COVID-19 crisis and how its actions intersect with the church’s religious liberty. The Lord’s Supper and COVID-19 Practical How-To https://network.crcna.org/worship/lord%E2%80%99s-supper-and-covid-19 Practical How-To Topics: Sacraments , Lord’s Supper , Worship Planning Source: The CRC Network ... (CRCNA) discusses the celebration of the sacraments during COVID-19 restrictions. The insights are gleaned from scripture, church ... How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Black Church Article https://www.barna.com/research/covid-19-impacted-black-church/ Article Source: Barna COVID-19 has influenced the future trajectories of businesses and organizations—and the Black Church is no exception. Recent data show that over nine in 10 Black Church churchgoers agree that their church responded well to the pandemic. The Ministry of Preaching in the Time of COVID-19 Article by Matt Erickson https://www.preachingtoday.com/skills/2020/march/ministry-of-preaching-in-time-of-covid-19.html Article by Matt Erickson Topics: Sermon , Gospel Source: Preaching Today In this article, Matt Erickson reflects on what to keep the same and what to change in one's preaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prayers for Healing and Hope (COVID-19) Element of Worship by My Catholic Life https://mycatholic.life/catholic-prayers/a-prayer-for-healing-and-hope/#popefrancis Element of Worship by My Catholic Life Topics: Prayer , Healing Source: My Catholic Life My Catholic Life lists Catholic prayers for healing and comfort during the COVID-19 pandemic. Paralyzed Procrastinator or Proactive Pioneer? How will your COVID-19 Response be Remembered? Article by Ken Braddy https://kenbraddy.com/2020/07/21/paralyzed-procrastinator-or-proactive-pioneer-how-will-your-covid-19-response-be-remembered/ Article by Ken Braddy Topics: Pastoral leadership Source: Ken Braddy In this article, Ken Braddy uses Nehemiah 3:1-5 to encourages pastors to become a "Proactive Pioneer" in their ministries in the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 Resources - Moravian Church Article by Moravian Church. https://www.moravian.org/covid19resources/ Article by Moravian Church. Topics: Church , Worship Source: The Moravian Church The Moravian Church offers resources for churches in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital and Social Ministry Article by Nona Jones https://www.barna.com/research/digital-social-ministry/ Article by Nona Jones Topics: Pastor , Discipleship , Health Source: Barna Nona Jones reflects on the pastoral struggles with maintaining digital engagement and discipleship amid the COVID-19 pandemic, while also staying concerned about the health and safety of our people. COVID-19 Resources for Churches and Individuals Article by The Evangelical Covenant Church https://covchurch.org/covid-19/ Article by The Evangelical Covenant Church Topics: Church , Worship , Worship Planning Source: The Evangelical Covenant Church The Evangelical Covenant Church offers resources, including links to online worship services, for churches and families in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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