Returning to Church: Ministry in the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Wisconsin Council of Churches, April 23, 2020.


This ecumenical document outlines specific reopening phases with recommendations for worship, programming, safety measures, and staff.


three distinct phases, specific recommendations, questions to consider, additional reading

Recommended Audience

faith communities reopening amidst COVID-19



Practical Applications

  • Make practical decisions about reopening by reading recommendations from health experts and ecumenical leaders.
  • Adjust to quickly changing health recommendations by referencing this fluid model of reopening church.

About the Contributor

Kate White

Kate was the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She managed educational resources and worked to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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