Guidance for the New Normal

by Rick Kirchoff. Clergy Coaching Network, April 22, 2020.

This blog post summarizes good reopening practices from multiple sources for returning to worship facilities after COVID-19 restrictions.


questions to consider as buildings reopen; topics like social distancing, worship, singing, children, staffing, discipleship, senior adult ministry, digital services, giving, outreach; resource list

Best For

clergy and senior leaders, especially Christian



Suggested Uses

  • Consider how welcoming might change with social distancing protocols in place by discussing with your hospitality team.
  • Discover how community ministry outside your building may take on new importance in a time of public health crisis.

About the Contributor

Kelly Minas

Kelly Minas designs and directs evaluation processes for grants, resource consulting, and educational programs at the Center for Congregations. She has degrees in American culture and contemporary sociology. 

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