COVID-19: Resources For Your Church

Considering Meeting Together Again?

Read This First

Churches should comply with minimum standard health protocols in The Governor’s Report to Open Texas (April 27, 2020).

See also the CDC’s Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith (May 23, 2020).

For additional information to help you with your decision to meet again in person, click here.

During this time of restricted social contact, illness, and anxiety, the church has both a mandate and opportunity to BE THE CHURCH. Let’s do what we do best: serve with grace, prudence, and love.

We hope these resources will be helpful.

 

Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time churches have closed due to an epidemic.

From the Dallas Morning News, October 20, 1918

Working From Home: Resources and Best Practices

Your staff team’s productivity doesn’t have to take a nosedive when you’re working from home. READ MORE.

 

Your Church Meetings

Though some church have resumed on-site worship, the decision about HOW and WHEN to worship is unique to each church.  Click here for more information about resuming in-person worship. You can still get together remotely! Read more for suggestions about remote worship.

 

Online Giving for Your Church Members

If you’re interested in implementing online giving, here are some resources. READ MORE.

DBA Meetings and Events

All DBA meetings are postponed through April 13, 2020. Additionally, meetings may be postponed after April 13 if necessary. DBA staff are evaluating these decisions daily. Learn More

 

Focus on Prevention

Remember to take crucial preventive actions that are always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.READ MORE.

 

Resources for Families

With kids out of school and church, many parents are searching for both academic and spiritual resources they can use at home. Here are a few to check out. READ MORE.

Serve from Home

Churches and nonprofits can register their volunteer opportunities as part of VOMO’s Be A Neighbor campaign here. Here are some churches and ministries that need volunteers. READ MORE Also, here are some ways you and your family can help from home too, READ MORE

Your Church Families

New from Dallas County: Social gatherings should be limited to fewer than 10 people.With kids out of school and church, many parents are searching for both academic and spiritual resources they can use at home. Here are a few to check out:Lifeway Kids at...

Focus on Prevention

Remember to take critical preventive actions that are always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include, but not limited to:Avoid close contact with sick peopleWhile sick, limit contact with others as much as possibleStay home...

Online Giving

It’s likely that many people in your congregation already give their tithes and offerings online or through the mail. However, if you’re interested in implementing online giving, here are some resources (thanks to Dave Lyons with Texas Baptists for these...

Your Church Meetings

The current "shelter in place" order from Dallas County prohibits churches from gathering in person. You can still get together remotely! Here are a few suggestions:Live stream your worship services via Facebook Live, YouTube, or other streaming...

Our DBA staff is praying for our church leaders during this unique and challenging time.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of help to you.