COVID-19 Resources: You Can Adapt and Thrive

by | Mar 19, 2020

We are committed to helping Christians be as effective as they can be – under any circumstances. We are in a time of great challenge. As Christians we also know that God is at work in all things. Christians, churches, pastors, and ministry leaders around the nation are adapting to the changing world of worship, gathering, spiritual formation, and discipleship.

We are working daily to continue to provide resources and ideas to help Christians grow in their faith and share the good news of Jesus with the world.

We’ve created this list of worship services and other resources shared by Christians and ministries across denominations, backgrounds, styles, and traditions. You are invited to use and share any of this information. We hope this information will encourage you and give you some ideas as you sort out how to continue to bring people together in mission, worship, and ministry.

Prayer/Spiritual Formation/Discipleship Resources

Leadership Resources for Pastors, Church Council, and Leadership Team

We know you want to be an effective leader in ministry. You’re making important decisions on next steps for gatherings, restarting and reshaping ministry. You’re learning more and more about how to care for the different and new needs that exist in your congregation and community. Coaching is a powerful tool that can help you discover a plan to increase your leadership effectiveness. 

  • Leadership Coaching – Personal coaching designed to help you identify key action steps and strategies to develop your leadership in ministry.
  • Adapt & Thrive Coaching – Individual or Team Coaching for transitioning and transforming ministry to continue effective mission in your church and community.
  • Effective Outreach Coaching – Designed to help you reach unchurched people. Go beyond inviting people to a church worship service. Discover unique approaches to reach those in need in your community and connecting them to Jesus.
  • Communication/Media/Technology Coaching – You did a fantastic job of pivoting your church communication and technology. Now it’s time to create consistent systems to multiply those efforts. We’ll guide you to the most effective communication strategies that best fir your church.

Are you ready for the renewal that is coming as we enter this new season of ministry? 

  • Readiness for Renewal Assessment: Covid-19 revealed the need to change and update how you, “do church.” You need solid information on just how to carry out those updates and changes. The Readiness for Renewal Assessment provides a church wide assessment to help determine the next steps you need to take to keep your church moving forward. The assessment includes online surveys, phone interviews, and other assessment tools designed to help you make informed decisions. Your church deserves a clear path forward during this critical time – this assessment will help you discover that path. 

Resources for Improving/Increasing Technology & Communication

  • Clarify Your Ministry Message Consultation/Coaching:
  • Active Campaign: www.activecampaign.com Used for sending out email campaigns with ongoing content such as small group studies, Bible studies, sermon notes.
  • Video and Online Streaming Assistance: If you need help with creating short and simple videos to post online Jason Atkinson from the Church Doctor team is providing basic video editing and formatting to churches for the month of April at no charge. Contact Jason jasonatkinson@churchdoctor.org and he will let you know what you needs from you to help.

Worship “How To” Information

For more information on how to implement the use of these resources contact one of our Church Doctor Coaches at 1.800.626.8515 or email info@churchdoctor.org. We’re here to help!

Resources for Home Projects and Creativity

If you are looking for projects to keep the kids busy or to even relieve some stay at home stress through creativity, these sites can help.

Finances/Giving

  • Evangelical Council for Financial Accountabilty (ECFA): www.ecfa.org – Currently waiving $500 application fee for churches to join. Great resource for financial/stewardship/giving information and updates.
  • Information related to CARES Act for financial programs: Church and Christian ministries DO qualify for the Payroll Protection Program, read more here: https://www.sbalenders.com/top-faqs-related-to-cares-act-sba-7a-loans 

Bible Study Resources/Recordings

Worship Services, Recordings, Social Media Worship

COVID-19 Resource Suggestions/Feedback

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