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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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Resources for Maintaining Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This article from the Inclusive America Project highlights many faith traditions with links to virtual events, religious literacy tools, and ways to support local communities. Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist, Jewish, and other traditions are represented on this diverse list.
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Managing Your Church's Communication During Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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.
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How to Reach and Engage your Congregation in a Digital World: The Pastor's Guide to Live Video Streaming
Written by a live stream vendor, this short e-book explains how to easily stream worship and how it’ s beneficial.
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Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety
This article from the Council on American-Islamic Relations offers practical steps to protect mosques and religious organizations against acts of violence.
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Online Giving Options for Congregations and Synods
This guide outlines factors to consider when deciding how to offer online giving for your congregation.
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The CRG (Congregation Resource Guide) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right resources to address their unique challenges and needs. Funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., the Center for Congregations was founded in 1997 to help Indiana congregations address their needs through resource consulting, educational events and grants.
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