is a great source of aggregated resources for your church

The NAE partnered with Wheaton’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute and others to produce a resource site to answer many of the questions churches are asking today.

All you have to do is register (free) to gain access to resources including:

Our speakers have shared the following resources so you have the tools and information needed to implement the ideas presented during the video sessions. The resources have been organized by presentation topic. If you’re looking for additional resources not linked below, please contact Visit HDI’s dedicated COVID-19 Church Resource page to help churches better prepare for responding to the coronavirus and what it may bring in the future. To attend the Summit, register now!

Preparing your church for coronavirusEnglish:
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Books on suffering by Philip YanceyWhere Is God When It HurtsDisappointment with GodThe Question that Never Goes Away Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image
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Spanish-speaking resourcesSpanish-language resources that are culturally-sensitive and linguistically-accessible. CDC-Spanish:ón Mundial de Salud/ WHO in Spanish: NALEC Spanish-language resources, best-practices, updates and news for Hispanic congregations:
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Advocating for the vulnerableTake Action:
Communicating to all peopleWashington Post ArticlesHow to be a single parent during a pandemicCities struggle to protect vulnerable homeless populations as Coronavirus spreadsNew York Times ArticlesCoronavirus Racism Infected my High SchoolSpit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety
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Denominations addressing coronavirusNAE: Reformed Church: Assemblies of God:
Coronavirus tip sheetsCommunicating with your church: first aid: to your kids about coronavirus: in a time of COVID-19: for wellbeing of older adults:
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Government https://www.grants.govNational Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters:
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Creative encouragementEssay: How to lead online worship without losing your soul or body (Christianity Today)Book: Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life (Thomas Nelson: 2020)Book: Glimpses of the New Creation: Worship and the Formative Power of the Arts (Eerdmans: 2019)Book: The Theater of God’s Glory: Calvin, Creation and the Liturgical Arts (Eerdmans: 2017)Book: For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts (Baker Books: 2010) Project:Bono & Eugene Peterson: The Psalms
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Home church and prayer Home church resources for adults and kids: 365 app: prayer resources:
Disaster, development, and justiceA Walking Disaster: What Surviving Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience by Jamie AtenDisaster Ministry Handbook by Jamie Aten & David BoanYou Welcomed Me: Loving Refugees and Immigrants Because God First Loved Us by Kent AnnanSlow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy and Walking Humbly in the World by Kent Annan
Immigrants and refugeesEvangelical Immigration Table: Relief:

Day Two Resources

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Christian witnessCOVID-19: Leadership in the Coronavirus CrisisStetzer Ed Stetzer Live, Moody Radio: Book: Christians in the Age of Outrage (2018)Complete list of books:
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Building and maintaining communityWebsite:
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Joy and lamentSend Rescue as a Freedom Partner: Share Stories of Hope with Your Congregation: Interested in having an IJM speaker share at your church? Whether it’s a Zoom interview or a sermon later in the year, contact and we would love to share hope and encouragement with your church.
Shayne Moore.png Books:Refuse to do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern Day SlaveryEverbloom: Stories of Deep Rooted Transformed Lives
Preparing Your Church for Coronavirus – Weekly Webinar SeriesJoin Jamie Aten & Kent Annan from HDI, in partnership with NAE, each Friday at noon CT to learn about how to prepare your church for coronavirus. In these weekly webinars, we will be sharing research, resources and essential tools that will help keep your congregation safe as this public health crisis unfolds. You’ll also gain insights into how to address the fear and anxiety that many people currently feel.Register for next weekView the archive
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Research on the state of the church of the church: ChurchPulse Crisis Toolkit Books:Faith for ExilesGood FaithYou Lost MeunChristian
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Church communicationsWebsite: Podcast: The Way Home Adapted Manuals: English | Spanish
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Worship and prayerWebsite: nae.netCoronavirus response & resources:
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Become a leaderM.A. in Humanitarian & Disaster LeadershipPreparing the next generation of humanitarian and disaster professionals to lead with faith and humility, utilize evidence-based practice, and serve the most vulnerable and the Church globally. Learn more at Trauma CertificateBecause trauma-informed care is one of the most necessary components of humanitarian and disaster response, we have partnered with the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy at Wheaton College Graduate School to offer a new Trauma Certificate in a specialized track specifically tailored to humanitarian and disaster responders. Learn more.
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Pastoring a church plant through Book: The Louder Song: Listening for Hope in the Midst of Lament
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Self-care for church leaders Coping and Caring for Yourself During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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Engaging young adults with creativityThe Bible Quarantine social media seriesApp: Move closerPulse’s response to Coronavirus:
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Hear more from our teamRead Dr. Jamie Aten’s blog on Psychology TodayRead Dr. Jamie Aten’s column on Faith CountsComing Soon! The Better Samaritan, a new podcast from HDI A new weekly COVID-19 response article series for Christianity Today
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Serving people with disabilitiesCenter for Faith and Disability at Wheaton College: for ALL:
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Financial resources for – Grant-funded Resources and Courses for Pastors & – Free resources and an opportunity for senior pastors to receive a $250 eGift card for participating churchesGod Is Your Provider – 33 best practices and 150+ online resources to improve your financial healthChurch Generosity – 37 best practices and 170+ online resources to grow givers and giving in any churchFree App with audio teachingNAE version101 Things for People to Do at Home During the Coronavirus

About the Humanitarian Disaster Institute

The Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College is the first faith-based academic disaster research center in the country. Our mission is to help the church prepare and care for a disaster-filled world. We use our research to create resources and events geared toward churches, students, survivors, helpers, and researchers.

Visit our dedicated COVID-19 Church Resource page to help your church better prepare for responding to COVID-19 and what it may bring in the future.

Sign up for our weekly webinars on preparing your church for coronavirus.

Learn more about our MA in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College Graduate School.

To learn more about collaborating, financially supporting or connecting with HDI, contact us.

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The Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) at Wheaton College (Ill.) is the first faith-based academic disaster research center in the country. Our mission is to help the church prepare and care for a disaster-filled world. We use our research to create resources and events geared toward churches, students, survivors, helpers, and researchers. Learn more at  and get info about our M.A. in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership at .
The Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) at Wheaton College (Ill.) is the first faith-based academic disaster research center in the country. Our mission is to help the church prepare and care for a disaster-filled world. We use our research to create resources and events geared toward churches, students, survivors, helpers, and researchers. Learn more at and get info about our M.A. in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership at
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