COVID-19

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A Guide to Digital Discipleship

Nona Jones, a globally acclaimed thought leader on leveraging technology for ministry, had been leading a movement and sounding the alarm for several years to make digital discipleship a central part of every church’s ministry approach. With churches going online, this resource is more important than ever. Find From Social Media to Social Ministry: A Guide to Digital Discipleship here.

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How to lead through crisis video series

In How to Lead Through Crisis, a 7 part on-demand online series, Carey Nieuwhof delivers his best strategies, tools, habits and mindsets so you can lead your church to a new (and better) future. Find the course here.

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Gordon MacDonald speaks at VNE association leader forum

Gordon MacDonald gave an encouraging talk to our Association Leaders on May 5, 2020 about the example of John the Baptist's role in pointing people to Jesus. Watch here.

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Church Reopening Checklist

Overseed has compiled a list of issues and questions that churches should think through before re-opening post Covid-19. Find the PDF here.

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Small Church Pastors Roundtable

In this Vision New England Roundtable, four small church pastors in New England discuss coronavirus issues with hosts Rich and Heidi Joy from Breathe Ministries. Watch the replay here.

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Urban Resources from Emmanuel Gospel Center

Care Against Racism provides information about the impact on communities of color and taking action against racism. The Relationships. Marriage & Family page has great resources for dealing with conflict and intimate partner violence.

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Financial Health Training for All

Church Generosity Course, God is Your Provider Personal Finances Course, Bless Your Pastor, and additional online training sessions at NAE Financial Health's website.

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Pastor Resiliency

Resources

Pastor Rick Warren and other Christian leaders offer encouragement for pastors about walking through crisis at Coronavirus and the Church's Resiliency website.

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Coronavirus and Christ,

A book from john piper

John Piper has released a book entitled Coronavirus and Christ, offering six biblical answers to the question, "What is God doing through the coronavirus?" It is free on ebook and audiobook.

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thoughts on grief

and Funerals

Victoria Kowarick, Pastor of Evangelism and Spiritual Growth at Walnut Hill Community Church writes a letter to fellow pastors about grief and funerals in this time of loss for many.

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Spanish language manual

from NALEC

The National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NALEC) created a FREE Spanish-language manual to help Hispanic Evangelical congregations respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the manual here.

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information about the CARES Act for nonprofitS

ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) hosted a webinar about the CARES Act. This document outlines the key provisions relevant to nonprofit organizations. Attorneys McCandless & Nicholson published this document for their religious clients considering submitting an application.

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Payment protection program (PPP) INFORMATION SHEET

The Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Find more information on this Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet.

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six steps to an effective online service 

Dunham+Company put together a document outlining six steps to make sure your church is prepared to hold church online.

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This was developed by Life Church and is made available to churches for no cost and is being used by a number of New England churches. You just need to sign up here.

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COVid-19 Essential

Services in MA

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close. On page 8 this document lists church workers as essential.

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An article by Tammy McLeod, CRU Harvard and Park Street Church, compiles the ongoing changes and aims to help readers find peace during uncertain times. "COVID-19 Conversations" continues to delve into the topic of sorting through ambiguous loss at the McLeod's Website.

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Nils Smith, well known expert on digital church, recently spoke at a VNE Forum. These documents summarize the key take-aways for doing online church and online giving

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Live Streaming Services

from VNE Network

If your church is closed this week and not streaming these VNE network churches invite you to worship with them.

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How to Stream your

church's Sunday services

A document from Grace Church sharing different methods of streaming your service and how to get going fast.

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Beyond Disaster: A Survivor's Guide to Spiritual First Aid

A free e-book from the American Bible Society.

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Love in the age oF the coronavirus

Andy Crouch podcast.

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Disaster Pyschologist on what we can expect

This is a podcast with Jamie Aten, PhD, Blanchard Chair and Associate Professor of Humanitarian Disaster Leadership and Executive Director of Humanitarian Disaster Institute.

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remote Meeting Guidance

A document from Park Street Church

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Events United

An offer from Events United for paid studio resources for your church.

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