Conversation Guide to Reopening Your Church Building

American Baptist Churches, USA

Conversation Guide to Reopening Your Church Building

As local, state and governmental leaders begin to announce plans for reopening the country, it seems wise for pastors and church leaders to begin holding conversations and making preparations for reopening our places of worship.  It is important to recognize that safety concerns will require our worship and ministry to be conducted differently as we return to a new reality. Gathering guidelines from officials may be implemented in stages and may be different from one county to the next. Advance preparation may be the key to keeping persons safe when we return to our activities. This guide is designed to help you ponder various points of consideration as your church implements new methods, policies and procedures. It specifically focuses on two core areas, the physical and the personal.

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COVID-19 Additional Helpful Links

As we continue to get through these times, we would like to share these helpful hints with you. 

This link is a message from the Acting General Secretary Jeff Woods.  

Get the latest updates on the Coronavirus, Covid-19 at the CDC link.



10 Guidelines for Pastoral Care during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Pastors are seeking leadership direction during these times. The article entitled,  10 guidelines for pastoral care during the coronavirus outbreak, may help. 

What is United Mission?

Do you have questions about why your church should give to United Mission?  What, exactly, does United Mission support?


ABCCONN 101 -- A workshop given by the Rev. Dr. Harry Riggs, II a the Annual Gathering on April 28th.

Discipleship Matters

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