Ministry support organizations offer free COVID-19 resources to churches

Several organizations are offering free coronavirus response training resources to churches in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LifeWay Christian Resources is offering a free training course, “How to Prepare for the Coronavirus at Your Church,” to pastors and church leaders. The course includes videos and checklists and walks leaders through developing and implementing a response plan to a disease outbreak, as well as how to alter ministry and meeting practices as a safety precaution, according to Todd Adkins, director of LifeWay Leadership. The resources are available at

The Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) and Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College in Illinois also has released new resources in conjunction with Saddleback Church in California to help churches and church leaders prepare for and respond to the coronavirus outbreak, including a planned webinar series. HDI suggests using the hashtag #covid19church to share and connect with others during the response. Additional resources can be found at

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