UPDATES

Moving to a New Stage of COVID-19 - DS letter 5.14.2020

DS Letter to the WPA District - April 24, 2020

CARES ACT INFORMATION FOR ALLIANCE CHURCHES
From the National Office: Important information for churches regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

Perspectives on a Pandemic, Part 6 - April 24, 2020
"What are you going to leave behind?"
Special Edition from the National Office

Spring Missions Emphasis for Pastors and Mission Leaders - March 25, 2020

NEXT STEPS RESOURCES

Below are some resources to help your church as we begin to open churches back up.

Planning to Relaunch Public Gatherings: Questions for Local Churches to Consider
This PDF document was created by the Church Ministries Office at the National Office with questions for your church to think through before reopening.

Leading the Church in the Post COVID-19 Era
As hard as it may be to believe, this crisis will come to an end at some point. We need to begin thinking about ways that church ministry might be permanently changed and what it will look like to lead the church well once the crisis is behind us. This is a webinar presentation of EquippingU with special guest Daniel Yang. Daniel has deep Alliance roots and is currently the Director of the Send Institute that focuses on church multiplication. He is in a position to have his ear to the ground on important trends in church leadership and shares helpful insights that you won’t want to miss.  Here is a link to the Power Point Presentation that accompanies it.

GOING DIGITAL RESOURCES

Below are some resources to help your church have an active presence online to keep your church family connected while the physical doors of our churches are closed.

Faith on Facebook Toolkit
A PDF guide to equip you with the tools to help you continue the faith conversations you have during the week on the Facebook platform.

Going Digital: Learning How to Connect with your Congregation Digitally
This is a free course on how to connect digitally with your congregation from CMAllianceU.

TechSoup
Discounted technology equipment and software for non-profits. Create an account and get deep discounts on technology such as Zoom and Adobe Suite.

Zoom
An easy to use resource for streaming messages or for small groups to meet online. Zoom has temporarily removed the 40 minute time limit for free accounts.

ONLINE GIVING RESOURCES

Below are some resources to assist your church with online giving.

Tithe.ly
Free online giving platform for your church. Text-to-give options available for $20/month.

PayPal
PayPal offers a wide range of online fundraising tools for non-profits.

SimpleGive
SimpleGive is an online tithe and online donation company focused on helping nonprofits increase and stabilize their incomes by providing the simplest and most modern form of payment.
During COVID-19, they are offering a $0/month plan. Free text giving. No contracts. No hidden fees.

RESOURCES

Below are some ideas that you might find helpful for your church during this time. There are broad based resources. Please use your discernment for applicability in your context.

Life.Church
Here you will find a list of resources: sermons, kids curriculum, worship, Church Online, and more, that will be helpful for your churches during this time.

Coronavirus and The Church
The purpose of this site is to assist churches and ministry leaders as they prepare for and respond to the effects of the Coronavirus in their congregations and communities. There are resources from the Billy Graham Center, Saddleback Church and others.

International Worker Videos
Find some 2-3 minute spotlight videos from our International Workers that you could use during your services for a Missions Emphasis. 

ALLIANCE YOUTH RESOURCES

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY RESOURCES

Below are some resources that might be helpful for you and the families in your church.

gocurriculum.com
Look at the “Coronavirus Response” button to sign up for FREE lessons/resources

Concordia Publishing House
Look for “Study from Home” resources

Orange Kids
Look for the “Digital Experience Guide for Your Children’s Ministry.” Click the “Read More” button to sign up for FREE WEEKLY Digital Resources (Bible Story videos, parent guides,etc.)

Easter Jam
Sign up for EASTER JAM – An At-Home Easter Experience for the Whole Family

Right Now Media
You can sign up for a FREE limited Video Library (they have resources for all ages!)

childrensministrydeals.com
They have many free and inexpensive lessons

www.life.church/media/
This site contains many videos…some free and some for a cost

Seeds Family Worship
Find Scripture Memory Worship Songs, Videos, and More!

True Girl
For tween girls and their moms – Live Online Bible Studies bringing Moms and daughters closer to each other and to Jesus! They have a study starting April 6 – May 11.

Skit Guys
The Skit Guys are posting FREE Bible Bedtime Stories each night

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES


CDC (Center for Disease Control)

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WHO (World Health Organization)
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