Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church

Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church

LifeWay’s Church Assistance Package

While many church leaders are eager to resume in-person ministry as safer-at-home guidelines are eased, they are also continuing to feel the effects of the disruption caused by the coronavirus crisis. Churches are trying to make sure they’re able to keep going, even as they begin to imagine what ministry will look like in the months ahead.

LifeWay wants to help your church sustain ministry and support discipleship during this time. That's why we've created the Church Assistance Package, a collection of offers, promotions, and resources designed to help your church:

  • Sustain financial stewardship
  • Deepen discipleship
  • Grow as worshipers
  • Develop leaders effectively

Get the details and sign up today for LifeWay's Church Assistance Package.


Tools for Reopening Your Church

Lead Your Church Toward the New Normal

The reality of COVID-19 may not seem beautiful at the moment, but we have a unique opportunity to see our churches thrive today and in the days to come. This training includes 9 videos and 15 downloadable documents to help you create a contextualized response and reopening plan for your church. Access this course now for free with Ministry Grid.

6 Considerations for Reopening Your Kids Ministry (free eBook)

Sign up to receive a free eBook and poster set on things to consider when reopening your church's kids ministry, including ministry strategy, learning environments, teaching resources, policies and procedures, volunteers and leaders, and effective communication.

4 Ways To Do VBS This Year

VBS is the single largest evangelistic outreach of the year for most churches. So we've got to get creative in how we effectively—and safely—utilize this important strategy to reach our communities this year.


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

As part of LifeWay's Church Assistance Package, we are providing free digital access to Summer 2020 Bible study curriculum (The Gospel Project, Bible Studies for Life, Explore the Bible, and YOU) to churches purchasing print or digital curriculum. For more details and to register, visit LifeWay's Church Assistance Package.

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Online Bible Studies from Smallgroup.com

Watch free teaching videos from 12 different Bible studies on the Smallgroup by LifeWay app through June 18. View the complete list of Bible studies and more details, including how to get study guides for these video-enhanced studies.

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. 

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. Content will be updated weekly as needed. Free to all churches and the families they minister to. To access, have each family:

  1. Go to LifeWay Digital Pass.
  2. Login or create an account (free).
  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!

The Gospel Project for Kids: Home Edition

The Gospel Project for Kids: Home Edition Free Sample

Download your free sample of The Gospel Project: Home Edition, a five-day per week curriculum designed for homeschool families or 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 as well as Friday Fun Day activities.

The Gospel Project for Kids

Gospel Project for Kids Users

The Gospel Project for Kids has updated its temporary permissions allowing churches to post non-music videos and activity pages for their church's use on a secure and/or closed site, and posted new guidelines for using music and videos in streaming services. Read the full permissions.

Church and Ministry Training Tools

Ministry Grid


Free Church Training and Checklists

This training to help churches covers pandemic response planning, digital pastoral care, digital groups, livestreaming tips, and how to work remotely. Ministry-specific checklists, ready-to-use documents, and a sample pandemic policy to contextualize for your church are included via Ministry Grid.

Generosity by LifeWay


Online Giving from Generosity by LifeWay

During this unique and challenging season, Generosity by LifeWay 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.

Kids Ministry 101

 

Kids Ministry 101

KidsMinistry101.com is the home of the LifeWay Kids blog and podcast, featuring current tips, ideas, strategies and conversations about leading kids ministry during the COVID-19 crisis. You'll also find free training resources for church leaders to share with their teams, including free gospel presentation videos and downloadable talk sheets.

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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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LifeWay Worship Offers

Gratis Permission for Audio Tracks

As you webcast/stream worship services online (website, app, or social media channels), utilize audio tracks from LifeWay Worship as your ministry plans and needs arise. Receive gratis permission for our audio track use by following these steps:

  1. Obtain a Streaming License from CCLI.com. This license will cover more than 300,000 copyrights you may want to stream.
  2. Request a Master Permission by contacting our Administrator, Music Services.
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Free Online Marriage Coaching for Your Church

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:

  • 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.

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Additional Resources
 

Recommended Books and Bible Studies

Find select book titles for congregations and small groups to read together at a bulk price of $5 each. Discover selected Bible studies to bring comfort in trying times.

Magazines & Devotions

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

Free Downloadable Special Occassion Bulletins and Postcards

Bring some familiarity to your services and stay connected to church families by emailing or posting your order of service or informational bulletins. Keep in touch with your congregation throughout the week with our free editable postcards. Let your members know that you are thinking and praying for them! Simply download and edit. The process is simple, start 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!


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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