COVID - 19 UPDATE - COVID 19
COVID - 19

Doing Ministry in a Time of Social Distancing


Suggested Templates for Opening:

Smart Church Solutions has created this template for opening :Social Distancing, Ministry Considerations, and More..."Smart Church Solutions has developed this guide to help you consider how you can effectively and intentionally resume a limited live meeting and worship experience while still adhering to the ever-changing recommendations. We have attempted to present many of the more difficult choices you will need to consider prior to the resumption of operations, albeit in a limited capacity."  Check their website: SmartChurchSolutions.com


From the CCCC's:  COVID-19: A Call to Include Religious Organizations in Re-Opening Plan
CCCC, Christian Legal Fellowship and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, have written a joint letter to Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford, calling for religious organizations to be part of that province’s re-opening plan.
To read the full blog visit: COVID-19: A Call to Include Religious Organizations in Re-Opening Plan
To view the letter sent to Ontario Government: Letter to Premier Ford


Three Phases of COVID-19 for Churches
Phase 2 Doing Ministry with Limited Gatherings
The slides below outline key issues for churches to think about as we move towards the second phase of the COVID-19 crisis.

Tim - Social Distancing 2


“Planning for Post-Covid-19 Ministry.”  

The next steps of planning post-Covid-19 can be daunting.  We have 4 great resources which will help as you begin the journey to re-opening your church. 

 1. Notes from the recent “Blank Slate” webinar by Thom & Sam Rainer, listing eight steps for post-Covid-19 ministry
2. “The Marathon Strategy" from Kevin Presseault at Greenbelt Church in Ottawa - This document shows how one FEB Central church is planning for ministry Post-Covid-19.
3. “What Comes Next…” FB Post from Deven MacDonald at Summerside Church in London. Deven asks some great questions and outlines plans for Summerside. 
4.  A few additional thoughts by Tim Strickland


Doing Ministry in a Time of Social Distancing: OUTREACH - Anchored in Hope from Truth
Steve Adams shares how to do Evangelism and Outreach in this time of social distancing and all the time.  

The written PDF guide is available along with the video below
outreach


Doing Ministry in a Time of Social Distancing: Thriving at home -- Here some lessons we've learned about having our kids home all the time. We are three years into the journey. If you can, watch until the end. There are some good links to home, children's, and youth activities. Reach out to Bob and Tim if you need more activity ideas.

Social Distancing - Family


Doing Ministry in a Time of Social Distancing: Subsidies & Relief Programs - (as of April 15,2020)
The written PDF guide is available along with the video presented by Rob Cole from the Fellowship National Office.COVID - 19 Subsidies


Doing Ministry in a Time of Social Distancing: Engaging in Community - It is essential that we help our people continue to connect with one another in Christian community. Check out this video with some ideas for how to keep your people connected, and please share your additional ideas below. The written PDF guide to this video can be found here

Engaging Community


Church Planting Director Tom Haines shares a helpful list of Outreach ideas for this time of Social Distancing.

Sharing


Don’t hesitate to contact us!

It is encouraging to hear how our churches are ministering and reaching out despite the present limitations.  Like the psalmist said; The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.” (Ps.28:7) 
Take a look at my video message below


Tech, Communication and Financial Wisdom

In these challenging times, we're looking to pull together our resources in order to equip churches of all sizes to communicate the Gospel message.

In this video, Regional Director Bob Flemming talks with Aaron Groat (Sr Pastor, Calvary Burlington), Candi Thorpe (Communications and Frontline Ministries, Calvary Burlington) and Gord Baptist (Fellowship Advancement Director).
Click below to watch
 Tech, Communications and Financial Wisdom



Caring for the Vulnerable in a Time of Social Distancing
Today's video and written guide for pastors and church leaders shares practical steps and a reproducible plan to care for the vulnerable in your church. Thank you Shannon Pharoah, Faith Community Nurse at Calvary Baptist Church in Guelph, and Danielle Presseault, Director of Outreach and Chaplain at Greenbelt Church in Ottawa, for sharing these helpful ideas.
Link to Written Guide
Caring for the Vulnerable


Giving and Income in a Time of Social Distancing.
This video for church leaders offers Giving Principles, Communication Tips, and Practical Methods for Physical and Online Giving.
The links for three written resources are available below:
-written summary of the video
-sample vision and giving letter you can adapt for your church
-sample E-transfer instructions you can adapt for your church

Tim - Giving



Doing Ministry in a Time of Social Distancing: Seven Ministry Areas to Consider

At FEB Central we are sharing resources to help church leaders respond to the COVID-19 challenge. This is the first introductory video and pdf guide. 

 Tim - Social Distancing



Doing Ministry in a Time of Social Distancing: Tech Solutions for Worship - with Kevin Presseault and Tom Haines
Pastor Kevin Presseault of Greenbelt Church in Ottawa shares how churches can use technology to share worship services and create community. He presents tech solutions that are simple and workable for large and small churches alike. Please note that while is not full HD Quality, the content is gold!

Tech - Social Distancing



Please find attached the newest information from Canada Life regarding travel insurance.

Update on claims and coverage for COVID-19



One of the significant challenges during this time is the reality of reduced giving because we are not meeting together and gathering an offering. Many of you are communicating this to your membership already - here’s a link to Grace Community Church, Sun Valley CA,  where Pastor John MacArthur talks about giving. It’s a good example to learn some talking points that may help you communicate to your people. 


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