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 email@example.com. 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 coronavirus English: https://www.wheaton.edu/media/humanitarian-disaster-institute/Preparing-Your-Church-for-Coronavirus.pdf Spanish: https://www.wheaton.edu/media/humanitarian-disaster-institute/Preparando-a-su-iglesia-para-el-Coronavirus.pdf French: https://www.wheaton.edu/media/humanitarian-disaster-institute/COVID-19_stepbystep_French_.pdf Canada: https://www.wheaton.edu/media/humanitarian-disaster-institute/COVID-19_stepbystep_Canada_FORM.pdf
Books on suffering by Philip Yancey Where Is God When It Hurts Disappointment with God The Question that Never Goes Away Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image
Spanish-speaking resourcesSpanish-language resources that are culturally-sensitive and linguistically-accessible. CDC-Spanish: https://www.cdc.gov/spanish/ Organización Mundial de Salud/ WHO in Spanish: https://www.who.int/es/home NALEC Spanish-language resources, best-practices, updates and news for Hispanic congregations: https://nalec.org/covid-19/
Advocating for the vulnerable Take Action: https://www.bread.org/hunger-and-coronavirus
Communicating to all people Washington Post Articles How to be a single parent during a pandemic Cities struggle to protect vulnerable homeless populations as Coronavirus spreads New York Times Articles Coronavirus Racism Infected my High School Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety
Denominations addressing coronavirus NAE: https://www.nae.net/coronavirus-response-resources/ Converge: https://converge.org/coronavirus Christian Reformed Church: https://www.crcna.org/covid19 Assemblies of God: https://covid19.ag.org/
Coronavirus tip sheets Communicating with your church: https://www.wheaton.edu/media/humanitarian-disaster-institute/COVID19-Communicating-with-Your-Church-Tipsheet.pdf Spiritual first aid: https://www.wheaton.edu/media/humanitarian-disaster-institute/COVID-19-spiritual-first-aid-tip-sheet.pdf Talking to your kids about coronavirus: https://www.wheaton.edu/media/humanitarian-disaster-institute/Tip-Sheet-How-to-Talk-to-Your-Kids-About-Coroavirus.pdf Ministering in a time of COVID-19: https://www.wheaton.edu/media/humanitarian-disaster-institute/Tip-Sheet-Ministering-in-a-Time-of-COVID-19.pdf Caring for wellbeing of older adults: https://www.wheaton.edu/media/humanitarian-disaster-institute/Tip-Sheet-Caring-for-Wellbeing-of-Older-Adults-During-COVID-19.pdf
Government supports Grantspace.org: https://grantspace.org Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters: www.nvoad.org
Creative encouragement Essay: 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“
Home church and prayer Home church resources for adults and kids: https://www.navahchurchkc.com/HomeResources Lectio 365 app: https://www.24-7prayer.com/dailydevotional Coronavirus prayer resources: https://www.24-7prayer.com/coronavirusprayer
Disaster, development, and justice A Walking Disaster: What Surviving Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience by Jamie Aten Disaster Ministry Handbook by Jamie Aten & David Boan You Welcomed Me: Loving Refugees and Immigrants Because God First Loved Us by Kent Annan Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy and Walking Humbly in the World by Kent Annan
Immigrants and refugees Evangelical Immigration Table: http://evangelicalimmigrationtable.com/ World Relief: https://worldrelief.org/ Day Two Resources
Christian witness COVID-19: https://coronavirusandthechurch.com/ https://www.lifeway.com/CoronavirusPodcast: Leadership in the Coronavirus Crisis Stetzer Resources: www.billygrahamcenter.com www.edstetzer.com https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/ Ed Stetzer Live, Moody Radio: https://www.moodyradio.org/programs/ed-stetzer-live/Latest Book: Christians in the Age of Outrage (2018)Complete list of books: https://edstetzer.com/books/
Building and maintaining community Website: https://www.saltermcneil.com/about-dr-brenda Books: https://www.saltermcneil.com/other-books-by-dr-brenda
Joy and lamentSend Rescue as a Freedom Partner: www.ijm.org/givehope Share Stories of Hope with Your Congregation: https://www.ijm.org/sharing-hope Interested in having an IJM speaker share at your church? Whether it’s a Zoom interview or a sermon later in the year, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we would love to share hope and encouragement with your church.
https://www.shaynemoore.com/ Books: Refuse to do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern Day Slavery Everbloom: 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 week View the archive
Research on the state of the church https://www.barna.com/ State of the church: ChurchPulse Crisis Toolkit Books: Faith for Exiles Good Faith You Lost Me unChristian
Church communications Website: https://danieldarling.com/ Books: https://danieldarling.com/books/ Podcast: The Way Home https://danieldarling.com/the-way-home/ HDI/ERLC Adapted Manuals: English | Spanish
Worship and prayerWebsite: nae.netCoronavirus response & resources: https://www.nae.net/coronavirus-response-resources/
Become a leader M.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 wheaton.edu/HDL. NEW 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.
Pastoring a church plant through COVID-19 www.aubreysampson.com https://bringrenewal.com/ Book: The Louder Song: Listening for Hope in the Midst of Lament
Self-care for church leaders https://www.drdavidcwang.com/ https://www.onelifecitychurch.org/ Coping and Caring for Yourself During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Engaging young adults with creativity The Bible Quarantine social media seriesApp: Move closerPulse’s response to Coronavirus: https://pulsemovement.com/coronavirus/ https://yearofthebible.com/
Hear more from our teamRead Dr. Jamie Aten’s blog on Psychology TodayRead Dr. Jamie Aten’s column on Faith Counts Coming Soon! The Better Samaritan, a new podcast from HDI A new weekly COVID-19 response article series for Christianity Today
Serving people with disabilitiesCenter for Faith and Disability at Wheaton College: https://wheaton.edu/faithanddisabilityFaith for ALL: https://www.faithforall.org/
Financial resources for churches NAEfinancialhealth.org – Grant-funded Resources and Courses for Pastors & Churches BlessYourPastor.org – Free resources and an opportunity for senior pastors to receive a $250 eGift card for participating churches God Is Your Provider – 33 best practices and 150+ online resources to improve your financial health Church Generosity – 37 best practices and 170+ online resources to grow givers and giving in any church Free App with audio teaching – NAE version 101 Things for People to Do at Home During the Coronavirus
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