National and regional Baptist denominations and networks are among religious organizations to provide online resources and expertise to congregational leaders during the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Video, webinars and written guidance have walked churches through the how-tos of launching virtual worship services and providing online pastoral care, Bible study and small-group spiritual formation.
With the gradual reopening of public spaces in many states, faith leaders are now offering recommendations for churches seeking to safely welcome congregants back into their facilities. A sampling is provided below:
American Baptist Churches USA: https://www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus/
Baptist General Convention of Texas: https://texasbaptists.org/response/covid-19/relaunch
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Alabama: http://www.alabamacbf.org/covid-19-response
CBF of Georgia: https://www.cbfga.org/covid19/
CBF of North Carolina: https://cbfnc.org/coronavirus-resources/
Evangelical Free Church of America: https://www.efca.org/covid-19-resources
Presbyterian Church U.S.A.: https://www.pcusa.org/site_media/media/uploads/covid-19/returning-to-church.pdf
Wisconsin Council of Churches: https://www.wichurches.org/2020/04/23/returning-to-church/
Baptist News Global also has compiled a list of helpful online articles for churches, individuals and families.
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