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These past few months have been tough to navigate as we entered the world of uncertainty. As we continue to navigate these times, and dream of a post-COVID-19 world, we’ve worked on some resources that will help you in ministry—whatever it might look like.

In the midst of uncertainty, we can rest assured that our God is bigger than our circumstances, stronger than our weaknesses, and more faithful than our minds can comprehend.

Take a look at the articles and categories below and be ready to help your congregants wherever they are. We cover topics like:

Check them out and hear from experts and ministry leaders like you!

In the midst of uncertainty, we can rest assured that our God is bigger than our circumstances, stronger than our weaknesses, and more faithful than our minds can comprehend.

Church Re-Entry

Church Re-Entry: Policies and Procedures that Matter

Consider these ideas as you create a set of best practices for when your church reopens!

Church Re-Entry: Lamenting and Leading Forward

Give yourself, your volunteers, and your church families space to mourn and celebrate as we move forward.

How to Create a Handbook for Your Church Ministry

You don’t have to have all the details figured out—this guide will help you put together your ministry handbook.

Church Re-Entry Roadmap: Creating A Plan for Your Ministry

Create a plan for your ministry post-COVID-19. Use this for your entire church or for a specific ministry within your church body.

Reopening Your Children’s Ministry: Just Do Something

When your church opens, your children’s ministry opens too, so reassure your families that you are with them!

What Will Church Look Like Going Forward?

With re-entry, there are concerns and regulations. Here are possibilities to consider when planning to reopen your church.

Faith Over Fragmentation: How to Move Forward as the Church

With many regulations and recommendations to consider, here are some things to think about to help you plan for re-entry.

Faith Over Fragmentation: How to Move Forward as the Church (Part 2)

Here are 3 more key areas to consider as you plan to reopen your church building.

How to Create Community When You Can’t Be Together

Even though we are physically distant, we can come together as a community. Here are some ideas to get you started!

The 5 Cs of Innovation for Your Church

Use these 5 Cs to help your church go from surviving to thriving.

How to Manage In-Person and Virtual Volunteers Post COVID-19

As COVID-19 regulations keep changing, let’s consider how volunteers might continue to serve.

Ministry Leaders on Technology, Relationships, and COVID-19

Churches are finding creative ways to stay connected. Check out what has—and what hasn’t—worked for them.

Ministry Leaders on Church After the Coronavirus Crisis

Churches are exploring different possibilities as they look at reopening. Check out what they’re saying.

11 Ways to Be More Strategic in Your Ministry

Let’s use this season of uncertainty as an impetus to ensure we are making our maximum ministry impact.

9 Ways to Pivot Outreach for Life Beyond Quarantine

Make sure your ministry is positioned to keep on demonstrating God’s love beyond the church’s walls!

Virtual Ministry

A Pastor’s Playbook for Virtual Ministry

We developed a guide to help us—and you—continue ministry over the next few months.

What Going Digital with COVID-19 Has Taught the Church

Though the global pandemic is still giving us many trials, it has also given us some valuable lessons. Here are a few.

Teaching Virtually: Here’s the Tool Set You Need

Check out these tips and keep your kids engaged when you teach online!

COVID-19 Lessons for In Class or At Home 

God Takes Our Worries: COVID-19 Lesson and Resources for Kids

With so much to worry about—and rising concern over COVID-19—use this lesson to help kids trust God with ALL their worries.

God Is Stronger Than My Fear: COVID-19 Lesson and Resources for Kids

Let’s teach children that they can trust God with their fears—no matter how big or small those fears are.

Family Prayer Walk Coronavirus Resource

Check out these simple prayer stations families can use to help children trust God when they face worries of many kinds.

God Cares About My Grief: COVID-19 Lesson

Teach kids that God cares about their grief and will help them deal with loss.

I Can Help Others: COVID-19 Lesson and Resources for Kids

Use this lesson to teach kids that they can still help people during difficult times.

How to Help Families

The Action Bible Coloring Pages

We’ve got you covered with a download featuring 5 coloring pages from The Action Bible Coloring Book.

13 Lessons You Can Do at Home

Help kids discover the faith-building, life-changing love of Jesus tucked into 13 stories of Jesus’ famous friends and how He loved them.

8 At-Home Lessons for Families

Based on lessons from Tru Ministry, Tru at Home gives families resources to connect with God.

A Devotion for Kids: Why Hard Times Help Us Grow

This devotion will help kids understand that the trials they face today can help them in the future.

7 Ways to Help Overwhelmed Parents in this New Season

Use these ideas to encourage and equip parents in this uncertain and chaotic time.

The Action Bible Devotions for Family Time Together

In this difficult time, use these prayers to soothe, comfort, and guide your family and the families of your church.

How to Become A Spiritual Parent: Beyond Managing Behavior

The role of parent is deeper than controlling children’s behavior. Here are some ways to lead your children as a spiritual parent.

How to Help Children

Hard Questions and Answers from God’s Word

When we face difficult times and the questions that follow, we can hold tight to God and His promises.

How to Recognize Worry and Help Children Cope with It

Everyone has worries. Here are some ways to help children and teens with theirs.

How to Keep Kids Safe in COVID-19

There’s lots to consider during this pandemic. Here are a few ways to help ensure your kids’ spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical safety.

What to Do If You See Abuse

Be prepared for when you see a child who may be in a crisis situation.

3 Steps to Help Kids Discover Their Identity in Jesus

When we intentionally practice these principles, we get to be part of connecting kids’ hearts to Jesus!

Leadership Encouragement

The Church of the Brave in the Day of Fear

As coronavirus spreads around the world, the church needs to continue to work toward our mission with both boldness and faith.

Francis Chan Encourages Believers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is one of our greatest opportunities to reach out to our lost world and show them that we haven’t lost our love, joy, or peace—even in this moment.

Leading with Courage and Integrity in the Midst of a Pandemic

As leaders, we must slow down and remember who is with us and who goes before us!

Ministry Leaders: Your Leadership Is Essential

Pastor Eugene Cho encourages ministry leaders in our current crisis. Remember that God is with you!

Trust God’s Faithfulness in the Difficult Seasons

In times of uncertainty, we can trust God to get us through because He is faithful.

She Smiles Without Fear: Encouragement for Women in Ministry

Gain insight and encouragement for becoming a Proverbs 31 woman in the midst of the darkness.

What Can God Do with Me? Embracing Your Hidden Potential

There’s no limit to what God can do with a heart surrendered to Him, so open your heart to where He is leading you.

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The David C Cook Church Support Program

Imagine feeling confident that families are equipped with true discipleship materials. That’s what you’ll get with the Church Support Program. Check it out and get access to discipleship resources for leading families, children, youth, and adults—digitally or in person.
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The David C Cook Church Support Program

This program is designed to help church leaders, teachers, and volunteers continue ministry—whether virtually, in person, or a hybrid of the two.
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The David C Cook Church Support Program

This program is designed to help church leaders, teachers, and volunteers continue ministry—whether virtually, in person, or a hybrid of the two.
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  Updated on July 8, 2020

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  • Your Ministry Spark Team is made of ministry volunteers, leaders, and experts who work with David C Cook. We’re passionate about helping others know, love, and follow Jesus. And, we have a big heart for those who serve the kingdom—that’s you. Together, we can do this!

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