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How to Lead Your Team in Uncertain Times

We are in uncharted territory regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).  New normals are likely to be established.  So how do you lead during uncertain times?...

Summer VBS 2020 … 6 Options for Children’s Ministers

During this season of social distancing with quarantines, sheltering in place, and online church, children’s ministry leaders are looking forward to VBS 2020 and wondering what they will do in the age of Covid-19. Here are 6 potential options to explore.

Pastor With Coronavirus: This Virus Is Like Sin

“The greatest pandemic to ever hit all of us is that sin caused us all to be separated from God and sin has caused death to come to us all,” Pastor Tim Lewis explains from quarantine.

Coronavirus, Porn, and Anxiety: When Three Pandemics Converge

We are experiencing a confluence of three pandemics: coronavirus, porn and anxiety. Times of uncertainty like the one we’re in naturally intensify anxiety and powerlessness, and with it, the spread of pornography use.

Pope Francis: You Can Confess Sins Directly to God If You Need To

Pope Francis has said that Catholics can confess sins directly to God if they are unable to make an individual confession to a priest because of the global pandemic.

Coronavirus Is Freaking Out My Intellectually Disabled Sister

“Researchers have found that too much negative news produces moods of anxiety and sadness. These mood changes intensify our personal worries, even if they aren’t related to the news stories being broadcast.” Here's help to stop freaking out.

The Surprising Ways This Virus Has Changed Us

After the virus has passed and the health care workers can all breathe a collective sigh of relief while the rest of us go back to work, we will realize we will never be the same. This virus has changed us in surprising ways.

David Green: Hobby Lobby Will Stay Open After Word From God

David Green sent a letter to Hobby Lobby employees stating the craft supply stores will stay open per a word his wife, Barbara Green, received from God. “God is in control," Green writes.

Drive In Church Helps People Who Are ‘starting to feel it’

As churches struggle to figure out what worship services look like during the pandemic, drive in church is a solution to which many leaders have turned.

Manny Pacquiao ‘not afraid to die’ to Help Others

“You have to lead and let people see that you are with them,” Manny Pacquiao told reporters. The boxing champ is continuing public appearances and donating necessary goods to fight the virus in the Philippines.

What It’s Like for Special Needs Families During Coronavirus

Let a special needs family know you care. Most special needs families aren’t going to take the time to explain to you what our life looks like right now. We don’t want to burden anyone.

Church Planter Explains Impact of Coronavirus Response in Italy

God is at work and the church is rising up during the coronavirus response in Italy. A church planter in Rome gives his firsthand account.

Lockdowns Stop Mission Teams from Returning to the U.S.

Foreign countries going on lockdown have impacted at least two church mission teams trying to return to the U.S. during the global pandemic.

Michael Jr. Has a Free Comedy Special for Anyone Who Needs a Laugh

Michael Jr. is hoping his comedy special will be an opportunity for people to take a break from their fear and anxiety and just laugh a little.

Small Groups and Social Distancing: Promoting Online Community

With online technology today, it’s easier than ever to host groups online. You get to see faces and hear each other’s voices. This is online community.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Women and Children Welcomed in California Church’s New ‘Village’

When the first residents moved into the newly built emergency shelters on the campus of Meridian Baptist Church, it was the fulfillment of a ministry idea years in the making.

Holly Catterton Allen: How Your Church Can Help Children Be Spiritually...

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain that, contrary to what we might assume, children are deeply spiritual and to share how churches can help kids develop resilience.

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