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Cross+Gen Life
This multi-curricula uses the Faith5 framework to build intergenerational relationships.
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RelateStrong
This training program prepares participants to facilitate groups and build stronger, healthier relationships.
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Congregational Resources during COVID-19

During the rapidly evolving pandemic, please know that your congregation is not alone. We offer this short list of resources that you might continue your work faithfully and safely.

Looking for different resources? Get information that meets your needs by connecting with us at info@thecrg.org or click Chat with an Expert at the bottom of this page.

Resource List for Online Church
This succinct guide quickly connects leaders to information on a variety of topics: COVID-19 processes and checklists, streaming software and equipment, faith formation, online giving and recorded webinars.

Concerning COVID-19
The Episcopal Church provides guidelines for compassionate Christians, instructions for live streaming and mass messaging, plus creative worship and faith formation resources.

Coronavirus Resources for the Church
This Wheaton College resource center offers a congregational planning manual (also available in Spanish), a free weekly webinar to prepare congregations for the coronavirus, a free online summit starting March 26, as well as tip sheets and links to top resources.

How to Lead Calmly in a Global Outbreak
In this article, experienced pastors George Mason and Mark Wingfield provide a pep-talk for faith leaders to lead calmly in a time of crisis.

Q&A: How to care for the elderly without putting them at risk of coronavirus
In this article, the chief medical officer at AARP offers advice for common COVID questions and how to support elderly loved ones.

Virtual Shabbat Box
Create a virtual shabbat with short meditations and readings. Instead of a physical group gathering, engage the senses through rituals that heal the body, mind, and spirit.

Resources for Community- and Faith-Based Leaders
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers official information for emergency planning and action steps, verified information about the virus, cleaning and disinfecting practices, and important organizational practices.

Three Big Communication Mistakes Organizations are Making During the COVID-19 Crisis
Communications leader Kem Meyer offers advice to organizations about communications during the pandemic.

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Let's Kill Sunday School – Volumes 1, 2, and 3
This book series shares stories of congregations that practice intergenerational worship and education instead of Sunday School.
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GenOn Ministries
This organization provides a wide range of services and curricula to foster faith development, lifelong disciples, and intergenerational relationships.
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What does it mean for a ministry to be trauma-informed?
This short article gives an overview of trauma-informed organizations and offers six key principles for ministries to adopt.
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My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
This book enlightens readers about generational trauma, its impact on the body, and how to heal the racialized trauma in America.
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Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our Communities
This 24-page toolkit from the Department of Health offers opioid-awareness resources for faith-based organizations.
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InterGenerate: Transforming Churches through Intergenerational Ministry
Written by scholars and ministers in the trenches, this book addresses why churches should become intentionally intergenerational and how they can do so.
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Mental Health First Aid
This practical, skills-based training teaches participants how to address mental health and substance-use issues.
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FaithInkubators
This organization provides curricula and tools that help congregations equip parents to be the primary teachers/shapers in the formation of their children’ s faith.
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Theology Crawl
This online guide can be used to facilitate difficult conversations about faith and life.
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