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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 "Helpful Links" and "Articles" and "Sample Plans and Letters".  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

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 and Letters

Date Added  |  Title  |  Link

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 



Date Added  |  Title  |  Link

5/21/20 - 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/