Helping your church respond to the coronavirus

Courtesy of Lewis Center for Church Leadership


10 thoughts on leading through the COVID-19 crisis

Ten lessons to help leaders be more deliberate in how they chose to lead in the face of the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Communication tips for increasing online giving

Difficult times experienced by members and society alike can have a major impact on church finances. Take full advantage of the power of digital communications to increase online giving during crises.

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Custodian James Jimmerson disinfects pews to prevent any possible spread of the coronavirus at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, May 10, 2020, following online worship, which is recorded in the sanctuary. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNews

Responding to the coronavirus

'Go slow' when reopening church buildings

Churches quickly found innovative ways to do ministry when their buildings closed. Now, slow, careful planning is needed prior to reopening.

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The novel coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform how United Methodists are doing church. Technology-based worship, learning, giving, caring, meeting and much more have become the main way of doing ministry in this time.

Check back often for more resources from across the connection and beyond as you continue to serve.



Virtual Worship

Giving and Finances

Inspiration and Learning

Congregational Care

Health and Wholeness