COVID-19 Resources for Church Leaders

We have curated content from our in house experts and leading thinkers across the church. Whether you are a Church Communicator or an Executive Leader in a church, we have content to help and inspire you. Choose the resource topic you are interested in below to preview and access content from leaders like Steve Carter, Kenton Beshore, Mark Venti, and more.

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COVID-19 Articles and Blogs

Enjoy these additional resources from CDF Capital staff and contributors to help you navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Renewing Faith Amongst Communities During COVID-19

By Derrick Engoy | May 20, 2020

Crisis has a way of causing us to reflect deeply on the things in life that we hold dear to our hearts. In many instances, crisis reveals that some of the things we’ve been holding on to perhaps weren’t really that important, and the aspects of life we relegated to…

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How Do I Invest In My Gift of Preaching?

By Steve Carter | May 14, 2020

Years ago I started preaching regularly at a church in the Midwest. At the end of the service, lines would form down front where people would ask for prayer and share their thoughts on the message. The more I preached, it led to better connection with the congregation, which led…

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Stepping Up to Feed the Hungry and Clothe the Poor, Manchester Christian Church During COVID-19

By Derrick Engoy | May 11, 2020

Jesus summarized the second aspect of the Great Commandment of God, saying, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” For Executive Pastor Jeremy Peterson and Manchester Christian Church (MCC) in New Hampshire, the ability to respond well to COVID-19 was fostered by equally balancing those two: the care of community (neighbor) with…

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Have You Tried Refreshing Your Browser? An Online Pastor’s Advice

By Drew Crisp | May 6, 2020

  February 7, 2020. It wasn’t that long ago, and yet it feels like a distant memory. I guess that is how 2020 is gonna roll. February 7, 2020, is the date my family of four moved into our townhome in Bedford, New Hampshire. I’m not originally from around these…

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Same Storm, Different Boats

By Dusty Rubeck | May 6, 2020

In Peggy Noonan’s recent Wall Street Journal article, she quoted Damian Barr who wrote, “We are not all in the same boat. We are all in the same storm.” That is a true and insightful statement. It is hard to comprehend that the United States went from the first official…

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Blooming During the Pandemic: A Missouri Church’s 3-Phase Response to COVID-19

By CDF Capital | April 22, 2020

Celebrating its seventh year as a church during a worldwide pandemic was the last thing on the minds of Pastor Michael S. Carlton and Bloom Church of Branson, Missouri. This was a small community of faith that began with 21 people and now blooms upward to 2,000 worshippers each weekend…

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The CARES Act and Generous Giving

By David Duncan | April 21, 2020

We seem to hear it every day—in every conceivable situation—wash your hands! This is not a new message, it is scriptural!        “Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands…” —James 4:8 (NIV) All kidding aside, this is a unique time in American history. In…

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Meeting the Needs for Meal Assistance, Mental Health, & Community Partnerships

By Derrick Engoy | April 16, 2020

If our church closed down, would our absence be felt in the community? This has been the guiding question for Senior Pastor Dan Steffen of Pure Heart Church in Arizona. With campuses in Glendale, Peoria, and online, this question has echoed even louder amidst the COVID-19 crisis. The answer, especially…

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Becoming Essential and Adapting to the New Normal

By Derrick Engoy | April 8, 2020

In times of uncertainty, churches are presented with an opportunity to respond either of two ways: they can flourish and thrive in the face of adversity or they can cave in to the pressures. One way a church can advance as God moves in the midst of challenging times is…

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Crisis Response: 4 Ways to Simplify Your Church’s Finances

By Steve Carr | March 30, 2020

In a short video, I offer four words to church leaders who are analyzing their financial responses to COVID-19. Even though churches are immersed in important spiritual work during this crisis, we cannot ignore the financial realities that impact each organization. In order for ministry efforts to continue in this…

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