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COVID19 Resources for Churches

The Covid-19 Task Force was formed to help our church pastors and leaders as they begin the important process in planning to reopen their churches.  Our task is to select the best and most helpful material, while keeping in mind that every church is different and not everyone will determine to open at same time. 

As material is added to this page, we will organize the information into "Recommendations and Links",  "Sample Plans and Letters", "Technology and Filming" and "Articles" .  These will be dated and the most recent additions will be at the top.  If you have any questions or information you'd like to share, please email us at taskforce@abccpc.com.

Covid-19 Recovery Taskforce Members: 
  • Rev. Jeff Lundblad, Eastwood, Medford, OR
  • Rev. Stewart Perry, New Life, Burlingame, CA
  • Rev. Reed Webster, Cedar Hills, Portland, OR and President of The Ministers Council of Oregon
  • Rev. Sydney Webster, Trinity Baptist Church, San Mateo, CA
  • Shirley Geisler, Director of Communication, First Baptist, Gresham, OR



ABCUSA and CDC Recommendations

Date Added  |  Title  |  Link

06 06 20 - Vanderbloemen website for Churches - https://www.vanderbloemen.com/covid19 - This link is directly to the COVID19 articles, videos, and blogs. The Vanderbloemen website has valuable forums on other subjects relative to church life.

05 28 20 - Dr. Fauci's Advice for Churcheshttps://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/05/27/dr-anthony-fauci-catholic-churches-masks-communion-covid-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR3etS7pvh4mjkHk-6ClbAPmiaxaoHZiAPb6ZUu0SZD1h4vCMSD5FYnuuhc

05 19 20 - Discussion Guide for Reopening Your Church Building - https://www.abc-usa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Reopening-Conversation-Guide-COVID-19.pdf

05 05 20 - Guidelines for "Opening Up America Again" from the White House and CDChttps://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/


Sample Plans/Tech/Articles

Date Added  |  Title  |  Link

05 28 20 - As One Church Reopens in Omaha, NE: What is their protocol and How is this communicated to the Congregation? - https://youtu.be/e_FH-wboN1I

05 27 20 - Sample Checklist for Reopening Your Church - ../library/Reopen Building Checklist- minus names (1).pdf../library/Reopen Building Checklist- minus names (1).pdf

05 04 20 - How One Church is Preparing../library/Northpark pandemic reopen questions.pdf

05 04 20 - Sample Return Plan../library/Bowling Green Pandemic Return Plan 2020.pdf


Technology and Filming/Streaming Guides 

06 06 20 - Acapella - A Virtual Choir App for iPhoneshttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/acapella-from-picplaypost/id924635678 

06 06 20 - Technical Information about Virtual Choir Videoshttp://jdfrizzell.com/2020/04/how-to-make-a-virtual-choir-video/ 

05 28 20 - Streaming/Filming Worship and Other Content on the Cheap (by Pastor Stewart Perry) - ../library/Filming Streaming Worship on the Cheap.pdf

05 28 20 - Technology Resources for Small Churches (by Pastor Jeffrey Lundblad) - ../library/Technical Resources for Small Churches.pdf 


Date Added  |  Title  |  Link

06 06 20 - How Social Distancing Can Put Young People at Risk (from Jolene Erlacher) - ../library/Jolene Erlacher's Article.pdf

05 21 20 - The Coming Pastoral Crash (James Dobbs)https://johndobbs.com/the-coming-pastoral-crash

05 19 20 - Don't Reopen Until ... You've Thought Through These Three Things No One Else Is Talking About (Larry Osborne) - https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=hflTIPbtpxk

05 18 20 - How Covid is Affecting Your Pastor (from Outreach Magazine) - ../library/How the Pandemic is Affecting Your Pastor.pdf 

05 13 20 - As Churches Consider Reopening (from Christian Citizen) - https://christiancitizen.us/as-churches-consider-reopening-buildings-and-resuming-in-person-worship-what-can-pastors-expect/