Managing Your Church's Communication During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

by Darrel Girardier. SALT Community, March 12, 2020.


This article helps congregations create effective and concise messages during an evolving crisis. Considerations include the amount of information, what’ s most important, and the best communication channels.


links to resources for online giving, texting platforms, and free podcast platforms

Recommended Audience

anyone responsible for congregational communication, including clergy, staff, and communications team



Practical Applications

  • During a crisis, evaluate and improve your communication priorities by sharing this with your senior clergy, key decision makers, and communication leaders.
  • Learn about communication tools for various areas of congregational life: digital communication, online giving, virtual gatherings, and podcasts.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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