Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church

Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church

Please see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) websites for all recent updates on the coronavirus.

Favor de visitar las páginas de Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y Organización Mundial de la Salud (WHO) para toda la información actualizada respecto al coronavirus.

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7-Day Coronavirus Prayer Guide


God works through prayer, but with so many different needs right now, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the need that we’re unsure of how best to pray.

This prayer guide includes seven basic ways to pray amidst the coronavirus pandemic. You could pray a different prayer each day of the week, or pray them all together everyday — whatever works best for you. Let’s speak up for those who are most vulnerable and affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Download, print, and/or share with anyone who is looking for some guidance on how to pray.

Free Bible Study Resources

Digital Curriculum from LifeWay

Digital Curriculum from LifeWay

Many local churches are unable to gather together in person each week for worship and Bible study in this season. But that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to grow together. That’s why LifeWay is providing free access to Spring 2020 Bible study content from Bible Studies for Life, Explore the Bible, and The Gospel Project to churches, groups, and families through May 31, 2020. Whether churches normally use print or digital resources from LifeWay, this new enhanced digital curriculum experience makes discipleship during social distancing easy by allowing you to:

  • Share via email or social media.
  • Access on computers, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Customize with your own content, discussion questions, etc.
  • Use with discipleship groups via Google Hangouts, Facebook Live, or Zoom Meetings.
  • Print and deliver to those who cannot access digitally.

Choose your preferred curriculum and learn more about Digital Curriculum from LifeWay:

LifeWay Kids at Home

LifeWay Kids at Home

LifeWay Kids at Home is a free resource that allows kids and families to watch Bible story videos at home while we are practicing social distancing. To access, have each family:

Step 1: Go to digitalpass.lifeway.com

Step 2: Login or create an account (free)

Step 3: Click the LifeWay Kids (or Preschool) at Home icon on the main page of Digital Pass

Bonus: We’ve added some mini-movies and micro-shows. Scroll down to the bottom of the home page and look for them in the Kids section. You may recognize some previous VBS and CentriKid Camps videos!

Content will be updated weekly as needed. Free to all churches and the families they minister to.

The Gospel Project for Kids

Gospel Project for Kids Users

Print and digital purchasers of The Gospel Project for Kids have new temporary permission to post non-music videos and Activity Pages for their church’s use only on a secure and/or closed site. We do ask that churches limit posting each session's content to one week and remove the content prior to posting the next week's content. This permission is granted beginning March 12, 2020, and expires May 31, 2020, unless specified otherwise.

Small Group Dot Com

Online Bible Studies from Smallgroup.com

For a limited time, your group can watch free teaching videos from 12 different Bible studies on the Smallgroup by LifeWay app. For the complete list of studies and more details, including how to get study guides for these video-enhanced studies, click here.

LifeWay Women Online Bible Studies

Online Bible Studies from LifeWay Women

Access past LifeWay Women online Bible studies along with the accompanying teaching videos for free until June 18. Purchase the accompanying eBooks for just $5 each until March 31.

The Gospel Project for Kids: Home Edition

The Gospel Project for Kids: Home Edition Free Sample

The Gospel Project: Home Edition is designed as a five-day per week curriculum for homeschool families or for families who want to lead their kids through discipleship in the home setting. You’ll find teaching and student resources in the format of your choice—digital or print. Weekly Bible story and discussion starter videos supplement teaching time, and you and your kids will love the Friday Fun Day activities and ideas that are crafted to provide purposeful quality time together. Download your free sample!

Church and Ministry Training Tools

Ministry Grid


Free Training and Checklists

Lead Your Church through Coronavirus from Ministry Grid

With the spread of the coronavirus, Ministry Grid has prepared training to help churches who may now be facing canceled Sunday services and group gathering times. This free training covers pandemic response planning, digital pastoral care, digital groups, livestreaming tips, and how to work remotely, and includes ministry-specific checklists, ready-to-use documents, and a sample pandemic policy to contextualize for your church.

Generosity by LifeWay


Online Giving

Generosity by LifeWay

During this unique and challenging season brought on by COVID-19, Generosity by LifeWay is opening its digital giving platform to all churches for the next 90 days. We will set up a custom giving page for your church and post it live online at no cost. For more information, visit lifewaygenerosity.com/coronavirus.

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LifeWay Worship Offers

Gratis License for Audio Tracks

As you prepare to webcast/stream worship services online (website, app, or social media channels), we want you to have flexibility and freedom to utilize audio tracks from LifeWay Worship as your ministry plans and needs arise. We are providing you with a gratis license for our audio track use. Follow these steps to access:

Step 1: Obtain a Streaming License from CCLI.com. This license will cover more than 300,000 copyrights you may want to stream.

Step 2: Request a Master License by contacting our Administrator, Music Services.

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LifeWay Students HUB

We’re on your team. We’re in this with you. We know you’re working hard to pivot everything and prepare for what’s next as you minister to teenagers - our team is ready to help

  • Schedule a phone call with our team to get tech help
  • RSVP for Student Pastor Game Night 
  • Join Ben Trueblood LIVE on Student Ministry That Matters 
  • Schedule a soul care phone call 
  • Download free Bible studies
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Online Marriage Coaching for Your Church

Get 2 Months for Free

Don’t let social distancing disrupt your marriage ministry or premarital counseling. Provide online marriage coaching to every couple in your church with video courses they can watch from the comfort of their homes. Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up and get 2 months for free with promo code WOOFORTWO (a $200 value).
  • Create an easy link and share that with couples via email or social media.
  • Assign pre-made courses, track progress, or even create your own content to upload.

Get started today!

Kids Ministry 101

 

Kids Ministry 101

KidsMinistry101.com is the home of the LifeWay Kids blog and podcast, both of which feature current tips, ideas, strategies and conversations about leading kids ministry during the COVID-19 crisis.

KidsMinistry101.com also provides you with free training resources for church leaders to share with their teams, including free gospel presentation videos and downloadable talk sheets.

 FREE 2020 Family Easter Event

Kids Ministry Leaders are invited to lead families through the story of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection as it happened during the week. This resource includes a leader guide, schedule, and activity ideas, as well as downloadable PDFs and videos you can embed in your online gathering teaching times.

Related Articles

Podcast Episodes

Group Answers Podcast Episode

Group Answers Episode 144: Community During a Crisis

On this episode of Group Answers, Brian and Chris talk about how to have community during this Coronavirus pandemic. We need each other now more than ever.

LifeWay Students Podcast

Responding in a Time of Crisis by Student Ministry

In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about how to respond in a time of crisis. 

 

Additional Resources
 

Books

Selected books to bring you comfort in times of fear and anxiety.

Stay on the same page, by reading the same pages. B&H offers select titles for congregations and small groups to read together at a bulk price of $5 each, along with free, online discussion guides (ideal for groups of 10 or fewer as recommended by the U.S. government, groups that meet virtually, or even individuals for self-reflection).

Bible Studies

Selected Bible studies addressing imporant life issues.

Magazines & Devotions

Don’t let social distancing stop you from reading your favorite devotional or magazine during the month of April. Read these titles for free by clicking each link and downloading the digital version from the page.

Free Webinar Wednesday, April 1: Effectively Leading Groups Through a Time of Social Distancing

With most churches now meeting digitally, and most gatherings in general discouraged, how can churches effectively lead small groups through this time of social distancing and isolation? LifeWay's Small Group Specialist, Chris Surratt, will be joined by Jared Musgrove (The Village Church) and Steve Gladen (Saddleback Church) on April 1 at 1 p.m., to discuss how churches can lead their groups well. Sign-up now for this free webinar.

B&H Church Supplies Offers Free Downloadable Easter Bulletins: Just Edit and Send!

Bring some familiarity to your service and stay connected to church families by emailing or posting your order of service or informational bulletins! Simply download and edit B&H Church Supplies' free downloadable and editable Easter bulletins. The process is simple, download now!

Free Praying the Psalms in 30 Days Prayer Guide

Many Christians over the years have adopted the habit of reading through the Psalms every month. In this guide you will find all the psalms, as translated in the Christian Standard Bible, arranged in three-times-a-day readings for thirty days. Before and after the psalms, you will find additional Scriptures and prayers that follow the specific themes found in the calendar of the Christian year. Every week is a mini-journey through the story of the gospel. Download your prayer guide now!

LifeWay Spring Sale

Especially in the midst of the fear and rapidly changing news, it's important to engage with your family and grow your faith. Don't miss a chance to take advantage of the extended time at home with your family. As part of LifeWay's Spring Sale, we're offering deals on activity, coloring and fiction books for kids, ideas on how to start an online book club (with $4.99 books to get you started), digital Bibles and Bible reference, digital study guides, free online Bible studies and more!

Coronavirus Recursos para tu vida y la Iglesia

Explora algunos recursos gratuitos de uso personal o de comunidad los cuales estaremos actualizando de manera semanal.