Information for Pastors on COVID-19
Multiplying the Church in a Time of Uncertainty
This page is curated by Exponential to help you advance the mission of Jesus amidst the confusion and uncertainty of our present reality.
  • Webinar Replay: Leading Virtual Teams
    Webinar Replay: Leading Virtual Teams

    If you weren’t already leading your church staff or ministry team virtually, you likely find yourself in that position now. Let’s face it, leading people in person is not the same as leading them online, but it’s more important now than ever to lead well. In this recorded webinar, William Vanderbloemen, founder and CEO of Vanderbloemen, a Christian executive search firm, will provide you with tools and tips to help you maintain a healthy team culture, communicate, and collaborate in a virtual environment.

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  • COVID-19 Church Survey Summary Report: Second Round
    COVID-19 Church Survey Summary Report: Second Round

    In partnership with the Billy Graham Center's Send Institute, Leadership Network, Discpleship.org, and ARC, Exponential conducted a follow-up survey of church leaders and pastors' responses to the COVID-19 epidemic and quarantine. The purpose of this polling is to help church leaders get a feel for where things are regarding the state of the Church and significant challenges as they adapt to their new reality of remote ministry.

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  • COVID-19 Church Survey Summary Report
    COVID-19 Church Survey Summary Report

    In partnership with the Billy Graham Center's Send Institute, Leadership Network, Catalyst, Discpleship.org, and ARC, Exponential conducted a survey of church leaders and pastors' responses to the COVID-19 epidemic and quarantine. The purpose of this polling is to help church leaders get a feel for where things are regarding the state of the Church and significant challenges as they adapt to their new reality of remote ministry.

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  • Webinar Replay - The CARES Act and Your Church or Non-Profit
    Webinar Replay - The CARES Act and Your Church or Non-Profit

    There are over 300,000 churches and 1.5 million non-profit organizations in the United States. These organizations employ millions of people, mobilize more volunteers than any other institutions in the world, and provide critical community services and impact that are needed in crisis times such as this. Join Ed Stetzer and Senator Marco Rubio as they discuss the implications of the CARES Act.

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  • CARES Acts Resources for Churches
    CARES Acts Resources for Churches

    With the economic downturn due to COVID-19, there has never been a more critical time for churches, Christian schools, and nonprofits across our country. Vanderbloemen has compiled resources to help churches navigate government aid requirements for this time.

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  • Podcast — Pastoring Through Loss During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    Podcast — Pastoring Through Loss During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Pete Scazzero shares his reflections on the difficult season of the coronavirus pandemic that we have just entered. Challenging, hard-to-believe news is coming at a pace that is demanding to absorb for ourselves – let alone the people we lead.
    What is God saying? How is He coming to us? How do we lead others in such an unprecedented time of crisis?

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  • Article — Pastoring Through a Pandemic — By: Ralph Moore
    Article — Pastoring Through a Pandemic — By: Ralph Moore

    It’s time to take precautions; your church needs to be at the forefront of care, nurture, and safety. So what does that mean?

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  • Article — Microchurches Positioned for a Pandemic — By: Ralph Moore
    Article — Microchurches Positioned for a Pandemic — By: Ralph Moore

    Change is upon us whether we embrace it or not. Our culture is moving away from our message. Massive budgets will be more difficult to sustain in the aftermath of this pandemic and its economic outfall. Small will becomes beautiful during hard times. Sure, we’ll always have large congregations and there are things they can do which are impossible even in networks of microchurches. However, the future will probably bring many more microchurches because, as this pandemic and its precautions dictate, adaptability is becoming paramount.

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  • Article — Should a Christian Leader Flee from a Deadly Plague? — By: Bill Hull
    Article — Should a Christian Leader Flee from a Deadly Plague? — By: Bill Hull

    The above question [Should a Christian Leader Flee from a Deadly Plague?] was asked by the Reverend Doctor Johann Hess, pastor at Breslau, to Martin Luther in 1527. Luther answered several months later with, what is now, a ten-page letter in very small print.

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  • CARES Act Overview for Nonprofits
    CARES Act Overview for Nonprofits

    The CARES Act provides significant funding for governments, businesses, hospitals, schools, and social support programs, among many other things. This PDF from the National Council of Nonprofits outlines key provisions of sector-wide interest to charitable nonprofit organizations.

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  • Coronavirus Small Business & Nonprofit Emergency Loans Guide
    Coronavirus Small Business & Nonprofit Emergency Loans Guide

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan.

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  • Digital Nonprofit Resources from Google
    Digital Nonprofit Resources from Google

    Google has compiled a set of quick tips for how to use technology to navigate this time with your employees and beneficiaries.

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  • Website — CDC: Interim Guidance for Faith-Based Organizations
    Website — CDC: Interim Guidance for Faith-Based Organizations

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued and regularly updates this page to assist religious leaders in planning for COVID-19 in their community.

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  • Website — Coronavirus and the Church
    Website — Coronavirus and the Church

    This partnership between The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, The Peace Plan, and the Humanitarian Disaster Institute offers eBooks, webinars, podcasts, and articles to help your church respond to this crisis.

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  • Website — 5 Virtual Software Tools for Your Team from ConveneNow.com
    Website — 5 Virtual Software Tools for Your Team from ConveneNow.com

    Carey Nieuwhof shares 5 virtual tools to help your team thrive. Needless to say, this is a critical part of maintaining a cohesive team when staff cannot leave their homes.

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  • Información en Español
    Información en Español

    La Coalición Nacional de Latinos Evangélicos (NALEC) en respuesta a la pandemia global del COVID-19 decidió lanzar una campaña informativa llamada #COVID19IglesiaLatina or #COVID19LatinoChurch. El propósito de la campaña es compartir información sobre el COVID19 y también compartir algunas de las más destacadas practicas para servir a nuestras comunidades y congregaciones.

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  • Article — Change is Upon Us, Ready or Not... — By: Ralph Moore
    Article — Change is Upon Us, Ready or Not... — By: Ralph Moore

    The last couple of weeks have seen the internet slow on Sunday mornings—lots of churches going online at the same time.

    This is good as it shows we’re adapting. Yet it identifies several problems we face.

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  • Article — How We Respond Matters: Coronavirus and the Church — By: Peyton Jones
    Article — How We Respond Matters: Coronavirus and the Church — By: Peyton Jones

    This will be the road mark of a momentous epoch of history ... It will also be a pivotal time for the church to re-examine what church really is. I’ve been asking church planters for years to define what they would do to reach their communities if they could do anything but throw a Sunday service.

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