As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, it’s not only impacting church gatherings across the nation (many are scrambling to get their churches online fast), but some states are shutting down everything except groceries, pharmacies, and take-out restaurants. Many people across the nation are observing social distancing, meaning they’re staying home and avoiding crowds. And yesterday, the CDC recommended banning gatherings over 50 people for 8 weeks. (more…)
Church attendance skyrockets at Easter and Christmas. Other times, it dips. And sometimes, it plummets—whether because of flu season, coronavirus, or summer vacations.
Of course, church isn’t about numbers. It’s about ministry. But you’ve got to keep the lights on so you can keep the doors open . . . and keep serving. Even if you’re not sticking to your regular Sunday schedule or are having church online, you’ve got to stick to a regular budget (more or less). [Read more…]
Are you trying to take your church online until the coronavirus passes? If so, one of the hardest parts is figuring out your sermon recording—and then how to share it. It can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
These simple instructions can help you get up and running in time for Sunday. (If you have any trouble, our Church Support Center is open and ready to help.)[Read more…]
This week, the State of Washington put gatherings of 250 or more on hold in three counties, and more states are probably following suit as cases of the coronavirus grow. Where does that leave churches? [Read more…]
It’s easy to take Sundays for granted. For most of us, it’s church day. (I see you, Saturday night churchgoers.) But sometimes church day gets disrupted.
With the spread of the coronavirus (plus the flu and colds) in the United States as well as devastating tornadoes in Tennessee, many of us are left to wonder: How can we still do church if we can’t go to church?[Read more…]
The world can be a scary place. From wars to epidemics to natural disasters, we often have good reasons to be afraid. But Scripture reminds us that we have even better reasons to trust God. These 14 Bible verses about fear help us remember that God is with us, no matter what. [Read more…]