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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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 ... 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. COVID-19 & Singing - An Update Based on Current Research Article by Brian Hehn https://congregationalsong.org/covid-19-singing-an-update-based-on-current-research/ Article by Brian Hehn Topics: Singing , Worship Planning Source: The Center for Congregational Song Brian Hehn shares scientific research about how COVID-19 spreads and considers its impact on congregational singing. 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. 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. A Litany Amidst the Covid-19 Outbreak Element of Worship by Michael Kurth https://earthandaltarmag.com/posts/a-litany-amidst-the-covid-19-outbreak Element of Worship by Michael Kurth Topics: Sickness , Trinity , Healing Source: Earth and Altar This responsive corporate litany pertaining to COVID-19 was written by Michael Kurth. The trinitarian prayer addresses issues at individual, corporate, local, national, and international levels. 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. The Altar in the Heart: Spiritual Communion and Covid-19 Article by Christopher Poore https://earthandaltarmag.com/posts/the-altar-in-the-heart-spiritual-communion-and-covid-19 Article by Christopher Poore Topics: Sacraments , Eucharist , Piety Source: Earth and Altar ... ’s comfort and eucharistic piety, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. He acknowledges varied needs of parishes and ... 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. 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. 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.

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