Model for Renewing Face-to-Face Community & Worship
Recommendations of how to phase a church reopening in English & Spanish.
Returning to Church in Pandemic
Duke Divinity School held a planning Q&A webinar for church leaders featuring Duke Infectious Disease Specialists.
Why Reopening Church is Different
Practical principles and theological reasons from the Florida Conference on why regathering churches is different.
COVID-19 Risk Chart
Risk Chart from the British Medical Journal.
Local Church Online Giving
Give your congregation the ability to give online.
COVID-19 Response Fund
Resources to assist churches & ministries during this crisis.
Financial Assistance (CARES Act & COVID-19 Response Fund)
Recommended steps as you seek financial assistance for your church.
Local Church Assistance Resources
A list from trusted partners to assist you in your research of options.
C4C Community Connectivity Grant
Grant offered by the C4C Committee to support local churches looking for ways to provide enhanced internet access for public school students.
Supporting Pastors & Church Staff
How can churches support pastors & church staff during the pandemic?
October 2020 Prayer Calendar
Let us join together in prayer during the month of October.
The Love Feast
Use this liturgy with your churches and families during this time of being physically apart.
Bible Study Commentary
Commentary from Rev. Belton Joyner based on Cokesbury’s Adult Bible Study.
Local Church Online Worship
A list of conference churches that offer worship services online.
Alternative Options for Worship
A list of options & help for you to explore as you think about ways to worship at a distance.
Mental Health Resources
A list of mental health resources.
Topics to help you adapt and navigate changes in ministry.
Amplify Now & Next
Find new opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ.
Should we offer Holy Communion virtually?
We offer you a resource drawing upon our strong tradition of the Love Feast and urge the sharing of the Love Feast in this time of virtual worship when we are hindered from gathering together for Holy Communion.
What should we do if we don’t know how to stream our service?
Recommendations include using pre-recorded messages, emailing/mailing sermons or sermon notes, and more. We also plan to post churches that are streaming in case some want to attend a virtual service. See other options for worship above on this page.
What if we need to have a funeral in the church? What if we already have a wedding scheduled?
Please discern locally and follow all recommended precautions. Consider limiting the service to family members or postponing if possible.