Being the Virtual Church: Resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This hub of information from the Texas Methodist Foundation offers innovative ways to create community and be the virtual church during social isolation.


articles about using technology, surviving financially, connecting with the congregation, creative ministry ideas, clergy care, courageous leadership, the CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program

Best For

congregational leaders, especially Christian



Suggested Uses

  • Encourage your congregants to be innovative by sharing these articles on social media.
  • Consider a new way of ministry by reviewing the section on "Out of the Box Ministries" with your team.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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