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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. Why Yielding to Others is Critical During COVID-19 Article by Lynn H. Pryor https://factsandtrends.net/2020/07/02/why-yielding-to-others-is-critical-during-covid-19/ Article by Lynn H. Pryor Topics: Unity , Reconciliation Source: Facts & Trends We’re going to get past COVID-19. And when this is all behind us, what will matter is how we loved and treated each other. What God’s Name Can Teach Us About Faith During COVID-19 Article by Matt Chandler https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2020/may/what-gods-name-can-teach-us-about-faith-during-covid-19.html Article by Matt Chandler Topics: God's Presence Source: Christianity Today In this article, Matt Chandler uses the promise of Yahweh in Exodus 3 to show that God's presence is the answer to our anxieties and fears amid the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic. Preaching in the COVID-19 Moment Practical How-To by Scott E. Hoezee https://cep.calvinseminary.edu/covid-19/ Practical How-To by Scott E. Hoezee Topics: Preaching , Resurrection Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In this pastoral letter to pastors on preaching in a time of COVID-19, Scott Hoezee shows how the resurrection emerges from the real world of sorrow and uncertainty with a message for that same world. Ways To Pray for Your Pastor During the COVID-19 Outbreak Article by Mark A. Croston https://factsandtrends.net/2020/03/26/10-ways-to-pray-for-your-pastor-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/ Article by Mark A. Croston Topics: Prayer , Pastor Source: LifeWay People often see pastors as strong and confident, yet none have seen anything like what the world is currently experiencing. And so, Mark Croston offers several ways to pray for pastors during COVID-19. Preaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic Article by Darrell Johnson https://www.preachingtoday.com/skills/2020/march/preaching-during-covid-19-pandemic.html Article by Darrell Johnson Topics: Good , Preaching , Sermon , Worship Source: Preaching Today In this article, Darrell Johnson considers preaching in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and uses Romans 8:28 to reflect on the good God is doing despite the crisis. Preaching Maundy Thursday amid COVID-19 Sermon Starter/Outline by James C. Howell https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/10250/weekly-preaching-maundy-thursday-2020 Sermon Starter/Outline by James C. Howell Topics: Maundy Thursday , Eucharist , Foot-washing , Family Source: Ministry Matters In this sermon starter and commentary for Maundy Thursday, James Howell discusses Eucharist, foot-washing, family and Judas' kiss in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. How Early Christians Handled Their ‘COVID-19’ Article by Brian Stiller https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2020/april/how-early-christians-handled-their-covid-19.html Article by Brian Stiller Topics: Church History , Sickness Source: Christianity Today This article examines the ways that early church Christians responded to two different pandemics, how their efforts increased the legitimacy of the Christian faith, and how we can follow their example during the COVID-19 Pandemic. COVID-19: Living by Probabilities or Providence? Article by Mike Emlet http://www.ccef.org/covid-19-living-by-probabilities-or-providence/ Article by Mike Emlet Topics: Providence , Heidelberg Catechism Source: Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation The COVID-19 pandemic is making statisticians of us all. Mike Emlet argues that our Christian faith should focus less on probabilities and more on the providence of God. Key Ministry Modifications to Anticipate after COVID-19 Article by Ken Braddy https://factsandtrends.net/2020/05/26/5-key-ministry-modifications-to-anticipate-after-covid-19/ Article by Ken Braddy Topics: Pastor , Pastoral leadership Source: LifeWay COVID-19 will leave a mark on our world, one way or another. Many things will change—for better or worse. And the way we do church is no exception. Could COVID-19 Usher in an era of Church Growth? Article by Ken Braddy https://kenbraddy.com/2020/05/07/could-covid-19-usher-in-an-era-of-church-growth/ Article by Ken Braddy Topics: Church , Spiritual Growth , Evangelism , Missions Source: Ken Braddy Using statistics from the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu, Ken Braddy suggests that COVID-19 could usher in a whole new era of church innovation and growth. After the COVID-19 Quarantine Practical How-To by Scott Sullivan https://gabaptist.org/covid-19-gospel-impact/ Practical How-To by Scott Sullivan Topics: Ministry , Change , Evangelism , Community Source: Georgia Baptist Mission Board Scott Sullivan offers 6 practical steps that churches can take to set themselves up for a big gospel impact in their communities after the COVID-19 pandemic. Is God Behind COVID-19? Article by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/asd/2020/03/14/is-god-behind-covid-19/ Article by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick Topics: Sin , Suffering , Theodicy Source: Ancient Faith Blog Is God behind COVID-19? Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick says yes, but with a very important explanation. COVID-19 Simulation Game Article by Dave Ferguson https://outreachmagazine.com/interviews/55856-covid-19-simulation-game.html Article by Dave Ferguson Topics: Evangelism , Missions , Church , Pastoral leadership Source: Outreach Magazine Dave Ferguson shows how COVID-19 helped his church shift focus to the needs of the community and external care. Covid-19 has Killed Multiple Bishops and Pastors within the Nation’s Largest Black Pentecostal Denomination Article by Michelle Boorstein https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2020/04/19/church-of-god-in-christ-pentecostal-coronavirus-kills-bishops/ Article by Michelle Boorstein Topics: Death , Church Source: The Washington Post The Washington Post reports that The Church of God in Christ has taken a painful leadership hit with at least a dozen to up to 30 bishops and prominent clergy dying from COVID-19. What Do Virtual Worship Leaders Do in the COVID-19 World? Practical How-To by Phil Gifford https://churchleaders.com/worship/worship-articles/376459-what-do-virtual-worship-leaders-do-in-the-covid-19-world.html Practical How-To by Phil Gifford Topics: Worship Planning , Technology , Worship Source: Church Leaders In this article, Phil Gifford shares ten fresh thoughts on how virtual worship leaders can lead well in this COVID-19 season when there aren’t really “worship services” to lead. Church After Covid-19 Article by Derek Allen https://churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/378538-church-after-covid-19-three-hard-realities-the-church-must-face.html Article by Derek Allen Topics: Church , Worship Planning Source: Church Leaders Derek Allen considers three realities the church must face to prepare for church after COVID-19. Combat Online Child Sex Abuse During COVID-19 Practical How-To by Kimberlee Norris https://factsandtrends.net/2020/05/15/how-to-combat-online-child-sex-abuse-during-covid-19/ Practical How-To by Kimberlee Norris Topics: Sexuality , Violence , Children Source: LifeWay COVID-19 Social distancing has increased the risk of inappropriate online communication. How can ministries prevent child sexual abuse through virtual instruction? This article offers definitions, tips and best practices. How Are You Responding to God's 'New Thing' During COVID-19? Article by Kyle Brooks https://network.crcna.org/global-mission/how-are-you-responding-gods-new-thing-during-covid-19 Article by Kyle Brooks Topics: Church , God's Presence Source: The CRC Network Pastor Kyle Brooks shares five tips to help believers and churches continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, even after churches can gather in-person again. Is God Behind COVID-19? Article by Andrew Stephen Damick https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/asd/2020/03/14/is-god-behind-covid-19/ Article by Andrew Stephen Damick Topics: Theodicy , Sin , Lent Source: Ancient Faith Ministries Is God behind COVID-19? Orthodox theologian, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, tackles this question arguing that the coronavirus is permitted by God precisely because of my sins. One in Three Practicing Christians Has Stopped Attending Church During COVID-19 Article http://www.barna.com/research/new-sunday-morning-part-2/ Article Topics: Church Source: Barna This article shares statistics that show one in three practising Christians has stopped attending church during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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