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CFTROU 1003: Leading Through COVID-19 – Immediate Response

We have never experienced anything like the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is changing the way we do church. We are responding to the evolving circumstances surrounding the outbreak and our leadership has come together to create an action plan. Face-to-face communication is our preference; however, this global health threat has forced us to rethink how we meet in the foreseeable future. In this episode, we advise pastors and church leadership teams on best practices for dealing with the restrictions posed by the virus. We talk about guidelines for meetings and church services, helpful software tools to facilitate virtual meetings, and how to think about expenses and savings over the next few months. While physical contact among members is restricted, this is a unique opportunity for churches to learn new strategies for communicating with their congregations and to strengthen the connections in the midst of these new challenges.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Prioritizing video content and building an online community.
  • The necessity to shift to an online presence for internal and external communications.
  • Advice for pastors on applying social distancing guidelines to their gatherings.
  • A list of software and social media tools to facilitate virtual meetings and stream content.
  • The importance of taking guidelines seriously and how it ties into loving our neighbors.
  • How we can leverage this virtual season to strengthen connections.

We are not encouraging people to get together in person. We’re taking the guidelines seriously. It’s how we love our neighbors. Click To TweetOur hope is that we use this virtual season to build connections so that one day we can gather face-to-face again. Click To Tweet

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Microsoft Teams

Google Hangouts


Southern Baptist Convention

Jimmy on Twitter

Leslee Bennett on Twitter

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