Coronavirus Updates & Stories

25 Relevant Hymns to Sing in Troubled Times

25 Relevant Hymns to Sing in Troubled Times

The relevant hymns of the faith, both ancient and modern, offer us a vocabulary for expressing our fears, anxieties, and questions to the One who hears.
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Pastors Refuse to Stop Assembling for Worship

Life Tabernacle pastor Tony Spell is one of several pastors refusing to follow bans on large gatherings or even to comply with safety recommendations.
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The Church Guide to Coronavirus

Our hope and prayer is that The Church Guide to Coronavirus can help your church develop healthy practices to keep your church attenders safe and to rise up valiantly in these days. The Church Guide to Coronavirus is here to help your church prepare for the potential disruption and gospel opportunities.
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Dr. Tony Evans: God Is Using This Crisis to Wake People Up

In a sermon livestreamed March 15, Pastor Tony Evans addressed the global pandemic, explaining that he believes God is using the crisis to call people back to him.
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What It Means to Be the Church: Churches Filling Needs as Lock-Down Continues

While communities across the U.S. go on lock down to slow the spread of sickness, the churches continue their work unabated. During this season, feeding people, checking on the homeless, and spreading good information is what it means to be the church.
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2,000 People Show Up for Testing at Church of the Highlands

As the United States struggles to provide testing for the coronavirus, Church of the Highlands in Alabama has made more diagnoses possible by offering one of its campuses as a drive-in testing site.
Believers in East Asia Grow in Faith During Coronavirus Outbreak

Believers in East Asia Grow in Faith During Coronavirus Outbreak

As the coronavirus has spread throughout East Asia and other parts of the world, God’s provision has come through a simple conviction to keep trusting Him and walking in faith even when they do not have a clear answer as to when this season will end.
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Condoleezza Rice: 9/11 Shows Us How to Respond to This Crisis with Faith

Former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice recently shared her thoughts on the coronavirus outbreak based on her encounters with racism as a child and her time as a national leader during 9/11.
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UPDATE: Liberty Changes Tune, Moves to Online Classes

Jerry Falwell Jr. wants Liberty to “become the model for others to follow in the future” by planning to keep the campus open after spring break. Others are pushing back at his logic—including Liberty students.
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Faith Leaders Attempt to Dispel Fear During Online Services

Pastors are being called upon to disseminate information even as they encourage their congregations' spirits during online services. Some pastors have even invited medical experts to educate their congregations on the virus.
Tech Solutions Help Churches During Coronavirus Response

Tech Solutions Help Churches During Coronavirus Response

All over the United States (no—the world!) churches are responding to the Coronavirus (COVID 19), and church tech is making coronavirus response unique. While...
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More Churches Close as Leaders Face Pandemic Dilemmas

Leaders all over the country are grappling with whether to suspend worship services while the coronavirus makes its way through the United States. Meanwhile, President Trump has declared a state of emergency.
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5 Examples of Pastoral Letters About the Coronavirus

What information about the coronavirus outbreak should you put in your pastoral letter to your congregation? Here are some ideas from five pastors around the U.S.
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Don’t Quarantine the Great Commission

It is wise for church leaders to heed the advice of authorities and practice caution in light of the coronavirus. However, don't let the virus quarantine the Great Commission.
loving your neighbor

Opinion: ‘This Virus Is NOT About You’—A Plea to the Young and Healthy to...

Dear young person who is healthy, the coronavirus is not about you. It is about loving your neighbor by doing your part to contain the virus. This is a time to be circumspect—not selfish.
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Craig Groeschel Encourages Lonely People in Quarantine

On the thirteenth day of his quarantine, Pastor Craig Groeschel of Life.Church shared some thoughts for those who might feel “a bit discouraged” from being quarantined because of the coronavirus. 
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Bethel’s Hands-on Faith Healing Work Stymied by Coronavirus

The 2,400 students at Bethel’s School of Supernatural Ministry often travel throughout Redding, asking strangers if they can touch and pray for them. Now, the church's faith healing practice has been put on pause due to the coronavirus.
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Greg Laurie: Viral Fear Is Worse Than the Coronavirus

U.S. schools are closing, public events are being cancelled, and toilet paper is flying off the shelves, but Pastor Greg Laurie is encouraging his congregation not to give way to fear about the coronavirus.
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Jim Bakker Ordered to Stop Peddling Coronavirus ‘Remedy’

The FDA, which has given Bakker and the other companies two days to respond, calls “the sale and promotion of fraudulent COVID-19 products” a “threat to the public health.” A recent interview on the televangelist's show touted its Nano Silver Solution as a remedy for coronavirus.
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What Church Leaders Need to Know About the CARES Act

$350 billion is a lot of money but can’t help all of America’s 5.8 million small businesses. Sutton Turner of Vanderbloemen urges churches and nonprofits to prepare their applications quickly, before funds run out.

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Daniel Grothe: Who Are the 80-Year-Olds You Want to Be Like?

"There is a constellation of sages," says Daniel Grothe, "that the Lord will situate around all of our lives.” But like wisdom in the Bible, these wise men and women have to be pursued.