Coronavirus

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.

How Can I Help Fearful Members and Dismissive Members Get Along?

By Allen Duty | 05.04.2020

You can’t (and you won’t) please everyone. But if you listen, teach, and encourage prayerful conversation, you may find that God uses this opportunity for division to strengthen the unity of your church. 

How Our Church Covenant Helps Us Care for One Another During the Pandemic

By Josh Manley | 05.04.2020

It’s not only pastors who have responsibilities during this season. The church must continue to be the church.

Can We Celebrate Communion Online?

By Bobby Jamieson | 05.04.2020

It’s not the case that a virtually mediated, physically dispersed Lord’s Supper is less than optimal: it’s simply not the Lord’s Supper. 

How Does COVID-19 Expose the Lie of the Prosperity Gospel?

By Conrad Mbewe | 05.04.2020

What COVID-19 has done is to show us our need of the glorious biblical gospel, which satisfies us whatever circumstances we may be in.

When Should Churches Reject Governmental Guidelines on Gathering and Engage in Civil Disobedience?

By Jonathan Leeman | 05.02.2020

If the government continues to say we cannot meet, when do we as churches engage in civil disobedience by gathering anyway?

How Can We Care for Our Older & At-Risk Members?

By Aaron Menikoff | 05.01.2020

This pandemic should not be squandered. While we’re all stuck at home, let’s minister to our homebound members with renewed vigor.  

Pastoring in a Pandemic Episode 1: Shepherding Scattered Sheep with Bob Johnson

By B. Johnson, J. Leeman | 05.01.2020

Jonathan Leeman chats with Bob Johnson, a pastor in the Detroit area, about practical ways he and his elders have tried to shepherd their scattered sheep during COVID-19.

How Can We Care for Our Church Members During COVID-19?

By B. Johnson, C. Mwanza, J. Wiesner, K. Edward Copeland, M. Lohmann, T. Shepherd | 05.01.2020

We asked pastors how they’d been serving their people since the pandemic disrupted regular ministry. 

How Can We Celebrate Communion When Our Churches Start Gathering Again?

By Sam Emadi | 05.01.2020

9Marks surveyed several pastors to see how they intended on serving communion once their church starts gathering again.

How Do I Avoid Pastoral Burnout During COVID-19?

By Garrett Kell | 05.01.2020

This pandemic has exposed pastors to new and unexpected pressure points in their ministries

What Advice Would You Give Churches that Aren’t Live-Streaming?

By Bobby Jamieson | 05.01.2020

If you’re reading this, you’re likely not live-streaming weekly church services during this pandemic-prompted lockdown.

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