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A Year-and-a-Half of Pandemic: How Covid Has Reshaped the Church

At the one-year mark of coronavirus-related disruptions in the United States, ChurchLeaders looks back at the massive impact COVID-19 has had on all things ministry-related. Here’s an overview of this historic pandemic, the many ways it has affected pastors and congregations, some lessons and consequences, how it’s reshaped the church, and signs of God’s goodness amid all the hardship.

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Image courtesy of CDC

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Stephanie Martin, a freelance writer and editor in Denver, has spent her entire 30-year journalism career in Christian publishing. She loves the Word and words, is a binge reader and grammar nut, and is fanatic (as her family can attest) about Jeopardy! and pro football.