Church Recovery Guide: Adapt and Thrive After a Crisis

by Karl Vaters. Moody Publishers, July 2020.

This short book provides advice and steps to lead a congregation through crisis. These insights are valuable for major change or crisis, especially COVID-19.


reopening, casting vision, pastoral care and grief, staff encouragement, strategies for online church, closing a dying church

Best For

congregational leaders, especially in small congregations


purchase as book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Lead through change by reading as a leadership team and applying the practical advice.
  • Care for your congregation and staff by reading insights from this book.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

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