Remaining on Mission During COVID-19: A guide for your church

Each community in Arkansas has been affected by COVID-19. The effects of this crisis have also impacted the churches of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC). We have all had to learn new ways of worship, small group ministry, building community, and pastoral care during this time when the church has chosen to follow social distancing guidelines and not gather in our buildings.

 

COVID-19 has also provided an opportunity for the church to refocus and rethink what it looks like to be missional during a crisis.  Making disciples and loving our neighbors is the continual call of God upon the local church.  How we make disciples and love our neighbors may look different during a time of crisis but being on mission with Jesus during a crisis is not optional.

 

How can the local church continue to make disciples and love our neighbors during a time of crisis?  What does being on mission with Jesus look like for the local church during a time of crisis? 

 

As your church grapples with these challenges, use this guide linked below to learn how your church can remain on mission during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Use the links below to read each portion of the Continuing Ministry during COVID-19 guide

Or download the guide as a PDF by clicking here.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Three Truths Present During Any Crisis

  2. Meeting Needs during a Crisis

  3. Practical Ways of Being On Mission During a Crisis

  4. Following Up on Missions Opportunities

  5. Discipling Families to be On Mission During a Crisis

  6. Preparing for Missions Beyond the Crisis