Prepare Now for Post-Pandemic Ministry, Church Professionals Urge

by Dennis Sadowski. Crux Catholic Media, April 20, 2020.

This thoughtful article provides key leadership actions to prepare for congregational life after COVID-19 social distancing.


specific instructions for reaching out to congregants, continuing creative forms of virtual engagement

Best For

Christian congregations, especially Roman Catholic parishes



Suggested Uses

  • Plan how to incrementally return to congregational life together by considering this with your leadership team.
  • Consider how to address finances, recruitment of laity, and providing hope to your congregation by reading this article.

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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