This current Covid-19 crisis is going to be around for a while. It will force us to make adaptations to our daily routine that we could have never imagined two months ago. It’s our prayer that pastors and
churches will be creative and flexible as you find new ways to minister to your community.
We at the TRBA will relay good information to you during the days and weeks ahead that we feel can be of benefit to our churches. If you find something that is effective as you minister to your community please send it to us and we’ll disseminate the information to other churches.
Please remember that the Lord can use troubling times for His glory. This crisis can cause our neighbors, friends and families to turn to Christ. We just need to be prepared to give a sure witness. Remember 1 Peter 3:15, "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear."
Below, you will find links and blog posts that will help you navigate through the COVID-19.
CDC website - This is a great web page to share with your church.
COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package - GuideStone has an article about a stimulus package for churches during this crisis. This could be of very good information for our churches.
SC Baptist Convention COVID-19 SERVE Community Aid - The South Carolina Baptist Convention is offering a COVID-19 SERVE Community Aid up to $1,000 Per Church for Community Outreach. South Carolina Baptists have long cooperated in sharing the hope of the Gospel, while also serving the needs of our local communities. The effects of COVID-19 have heightened the need for South Carolina Baptist Churches to come together, to both share and serve. The COVID-19 Serve Community Aid has been established to aid our churches in meeting the specific needs of their communities in meaningful ways. The COVID-19 Serve Community Aid is making $250,000 available to help our churches respond to these service opportunities. This is why we cooperate! We truly believe we are better together. We also believe that Any Church, Any Size, Any Where can Advance in fulfilling the Great Commission! To apply, click here.
NAMB - How to Livestream Your Sermon webinar
NAMB - 6 Tips on How to Livestream
Chuck Lawless wrote this article sharing eight reasons pastors need prayer support especially now during this crisis. Pray for your pastor today and everyday as he follows God's lead to shepherd his flock.
Taking My Eyes Off COVID-19 - Travis Agnew
Please click on this article and read about what to do when feeling overwhelmed due to this pandemic and how to keep your focus fixed on Jesus.
The FAQs: Coronavirus Explained by an Infectious Disease Expert and Pastor - MIGUEL NÚÑEZ
Please read this article and learn facts about the Coronavirus, symptoms, how it is transmitted, treatment and how we as believers need to think about it.
4 VBS Strategies - LifeWay
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