Resources for COVID-19
We have found many wonderful encouraging and practical resources around the internet. We’ll continue to add to this list in this season.
City Gospel Movements has compiled an amazing list of collaborative responses to COVID-19.
Hope with God and has created a website to help people experience God’s peace and share the hope of Christ with our world. It features encouraging articles and videos from Luis & Pat Palau and Andrew & Wendy Palau. It also has gives people the opportunity to meet Jesus.
Mission Increase has great resources, webinars, and tools. They “help Christian ministries grow and more fully achieve their God-given missions by offering teaching, coaching, consulting, and matching grants rooted in a biblical approach to fundraising – all at no cost to ministries.” Join us next Thursday, April 2, at 9am (PDT) as we partner with Mission Increase next week to hold a webinar that addresses Fundraising in times of Uncertainty.
With the number of people who are trying to figure out how to navigate the virtual world, Zoom has developed great resources.
Life.Church has an extensive list of resources for church and ministry leaders.
RegFox is offering their new virtual event functionality for no additional charge right now. They have some great features and functionality.
CapinCrouse has resources for non-profit organizations. They recently added resources to help organizations understand the new COVID-19 legislation, CARES Act.
Paul Tripp addressed fear and our response in his weekly devotional.
The Lausanne Movement posted an article, Leading with Hope during the Coronavirus Pandemic, on their website with encouraging words and resources.
Advance Groups are posting encouragement on their Facebook page: “Here in Advance we want to encourage and come alongside you as we all navigate this unique season. Therefore, over the coming days and weeks, we are going to be posting some tips and recommendations of how we can all come together in faith, keep the Gospel the centre, and not lose sight of Jesus through the storm.”
Christianity Today has a “latest resources on COVID-19″ page on their website.
The Lord inspired Jeremy Camp to write a song, which he performed on Facebook.
NRB has put together Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources, Responses, and Prayers.
Portland area pastors and the Luis Palau Association are hosting a weekly prayer via Facebook/Instagram live on Wednesdays at 12p PDT.
The UNITE714 movement is calling pastors, leaders, churches, and individuals from around the globe to join together — with one heart, one voice, and one prayer — to see COVID-19 halted, lives healed, hardships mitigated, people come to Christ, and a spiritual awakening among the nations. Each day at 7:14 AM and 7:14 PM, people will join together around the globe to pray the same weekly prayer. New prayer topics are sent each week.
CHURCH AND MINISTRY LEADERS
Pro Church Tools recently posted some creative ideas for Easter.
The Billy Graham Center, in partnership with other organizations, have put together a website with resources ”to assist churches and ministry leaders as they prepare for and respond to the effects of the Coronavirus in their congregations and communities.”
Wheaton College also has a website with resources for the church.
The Bible Project has added a weekly email that provides a BibleProject video, along with suggested Scripture readings that focus on the ideas explored in the video. You’ll see suggested discussion questions for each Scripture reading to use for a group conversation or personal reflection. Their desire is to provide ways to generate Jesus-centered conversations at home while churches are unable to meet. Sign up for their email to receive the resources.
The Global Leadership Network released a series of articles to encourage leaders during a season of crisis: Overcoming Fear & Embracing Both Reality and Hope.
Help your congregation replace fear with hope. This special sermon collection, Defeating Anxiety in Dark Days: Encouragement from God’s Word, offers encouragement from God’s Word and practical ways the church can meet the needs of communities in crisis. Darkness is defeated when “good deeds shine out for all to see” (Matthew 5:16 TLB).
FOR STUDENTS & young adults (AND THEIR PARENTS)
Pulse is posting, The Bible Quarantine Episode every day on Facebook.
The Movecloser app is helping this generation move closer to God and others.
Cru’s recomended resourses:
- Read: Find peace in a time of fear
- Sign up: Receive the “Hope on the Road Marked With Suffering” email series
- Share: Provide resources for others who might be struggling
- On Your Own: Learn more on how to handle worry
Reach out to students who do not know Christ and encourage your students to do the same. Here are resources for virtual conversations about the gospel:
Mailchimp has put together resources for small businesses that could be useful for small ministries.
Meetings today has great resources for all organizations.
HOW ARE YOU IN THIS SEASON?
Please tell us how you are doing in this unprecedented time in history. How can we serve you? Please take a moment to let us know by filling out a short survey. Please also let us know how we can pray for you by posting requests on our member forum, joining our prayer call, or emailing us.