Coronavirus

Churches’ Rights and Responsibilities When Reopening in the Pandemic

By J. Butterfield, M. T. Martens | 05.26.2020

What are churches’ rights and responsibilities as they consider reopening?

What Should I Do With Those Who Are Unable or Unwilling to Attend Church When We Start Gathering?

By Nick Gatzke | 05.19.2020

Gathering together again will be a great joy for many and a unique challenge for some.  Let’s make sure that no one is left behind in the post-Covid church.

Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 10: How Christians throughout the Ages Have Responded to Plagues & Pandemics (with Michael Haykin)

By J. Leeman, M. Haykin | 05.15.2020

Watch other Pastoring in a Pandemic episodes here. For more resources related to COVID-19, visit our new site: COVID-19 & The Church. For the podcast version of this conversation, visit Spotify or iTunes. * * * * * In this episode of Pastoring in a Pandemic, Jonathan Leeman chats with church historian Michael Haykin of SBTS about how […]

How Can I Counsel Those with Anxiety, Loneliness, or Depression?

By Gunner Gundersen | 05.15.2020

During this pandemic, many people are struggling with anxiety, loneliness, or depression—sometimes a heavy mix of all three. How can we help?

How To Plan A Sunday Morning Service . . . Outside

By Dave Russell | 05.13.2020

If you are planning an outdoor gathering for your next Sunday morning worship service, here are ten things to consider.

Has COVID-19 Made 9Marks Raise the White Flag on Multi-Site and Multi-Service Churches?

By Jonathan Leeman | 05.13.2020

There’s a difference between short-term accommodations and permanent structures.

What Did DC Churches Do When the Spanish Flu Struck Again?

By Caleb Morell | 05.11.2020

Contrary to all expectations, the closing of churches for the month of October in 1918 did not result in decline and ruin, but in revitalization and growth.

How Should I Respond to the Growing Pornography Consumption?

By Deepak Reju | 05.11.2020

With so many people stuck inside and enduring social isolation, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen an increase in church members struggling with pornography.

On Prayer Service

How to Pray for Your Pastor During Lockdown

By Christopher Ash | 05.08.2020

This global lockdown affects us all differently. We live under widely varying regulations in different countries or even in different counties within the same country. But there are some things you can pray for your pastor—regardless of his circumstance.

How One Texas Church Reopened Their Services

By Rodney Brown | 05.08.2020

Pastoral reflections on how Metro Bible Church in South Lake, TX, reopened.

How the Lord Prepared Our Church for a Global Pandemic

By Juan Sanchez | 05.07.2020

The Lord had been preparing us for this global pandemic through the ordinary means of pastoral ministry.

Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 3: Thinking through the Dilemma of Gathering Again with Michael Lawrence

By J. Leeman, M. Lawrence | 05.06.2020

Jonathan Leeman chats with Michael Lawrence, the senior pastor of Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon, about the dilemma of our churches gathering again.

What Should Our Church Consider When Reopening Our Children’s Ministry?

By Jared Kennedy | 05.06.2020

Here are 12 things to consider when reopening your children’s ministry and a list of phase-by-phase recommendations.

How Can We Love Our Non-Christian Neighbors During COVID-19?

By A. Ziafat, B. Johnson, J. Kurz, P. Tibayan | 05.05.2020

We asked pastors how they’d been serving their non-Christian neighbors since the pandemic disrupted regular ministry.

Pastoring in a Pandemic Episode 2: How COVID-19 Exposes & Embarrasses the Prosperity Gospel with Conrad Mbewe

By C. Mbewe, J. Leeman | 05.04.2020

Jonathan Leeman chats with Conrad Mbewe, a pastor from Zambia, about how COVID-19 has provided a unique opportunity to expose the lies of the prosperity gospel, and to reach out to those people deceived by it.

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