Covid-19 Resources for Churches (2020)

20 March 2020

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Updated July 2020

Topic from Summer 2020: Safe assemblies when restrictions ease

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Individual resources for Christians and records of past events

  • Guidelines on re-opening churches: United Church of Canada
  • Discipling People Online, recorded webinar March 19 from (Best practices for online services. How to use Facebook “watch parties.” How to facilitate weekly online small groups. Best small group practices for using Zoom and Google Hangout. Key insights for meaningful digital discipleship.)
  • Meditation and self-care during COVID-19: What to do when feeling, afraid, overwhelmed, anxious, or panicked (because of the virus), by Hilary McBride of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries
  • A group of churches in Vancouver set aside Wednesdays each week as days of prayer and fasting, according to a report from
  • Pray Nova Scotia called for Thursdays to be a day of prayer and fasting during this crisis
  • COVID-19 Prayer Hub from 24-7 Prayer Canada
  • Webinar on churches’ ministry online, recorded April 29 by the World Council of Churches in partnership with the Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches, Global Christian Forum, World Association for Christian Communication and European Christian Internet Conference
  • The Vigil, 24/7 prayer for Quebec, April 19-May 3
  • Unite Online event from the Jesus Collective, May 7-8. A "moment of spiritual renewal, formation, soul care, and listening to what God is saying to us, discerning together what it means to be 'Jesus-centred' amidst a crisis, equipping conversations and encouragement for the real-time opportunities and challenges defining this season, learning from leaders around the world about the impact of the pandemic and the global church's response, praying for one another, our churches, and our communities, uniting together to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus"
  • Ministry from a Distance webinar, recorded March 26, "designed to give you practical steps for doing ministry at a time when you can’t meet face to face." Hosted by Indigitous.
  • AM I SAFE? Exploring Fear and Anxiety with Children by Tim Huff at (Youth Unlimited’s Compassion Series, in partnership with Castle Quay Books)
  • Online interactive conversation recorded March 18 on Mobilizing Our Churches Amidst COVID-19, hosted by Jesus Collective. Notes from event and links to audiorecording are posted at
  • COVID-19 Church Survey Summary Report: How Church Leaders are Responding to the Challenges of COVID-19, recorded March 27 by Ed Stetzer of Wheaton College and Daniel Yang of the Billy Graham Center’s Send Institute in partnership with Exponential and other organizations
  • From March 26 & 27, 2020: Two-day digital summit to learn from leaders around the world about how your church can respond well to the coronavirus outbreak. Hosted by the National Association of Evangelicals (USA) and the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College:
  • From March 28: Virtual Solemn Assembly organized by TheCRY Movement in Canada
  • From March 28 to April 4: COVID Hackathon hosted by FaithTech. “We will build technological solutions to the problems local churches across the world are now facing. And you can be a part of it. Sign up to join a virtual team. Or link up with some friends and form a team.”
  • is the home of an Alberta charity encouraging church pandemic preparedness resources

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