Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Resources

Updated 5.11.2020

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What churches meeting in person again looks like?

Guidelines for Places of Worship from alabamapublichealth.gov

Preparing for What’s Next (Getting Ready to Reopen) – Your Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions has developed a document that will help you ask the right questions, consider helpful suggestions and access a variety of resources as you begin to prepare for the process of reopening your church facilities. Click here to download a pdf or visit alsbom.org/reopen.

Governor Ivey’s current Safer at Home Order Amended May 8, 2020

          Click here to read the full order.

3. Non-work related gatherings. Effective May 11, 2020, all non-work related gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons from different households are prohibited.

Organizers of religious gatherings are strongly encouraged to read and implement the Alabama Department of Public Health’s “Guidelines for Places of Worship,” available at
https://alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/assets/cov-sah-worship.pdf.

Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church:

4 Ways to do VBS this Summer – Visit vbs.lifeway.com

In these new and uncharted waters, we are all looking for resources to aid us in ministering to our church families. LifeWay is hoping to help you do that, especially as so many churches will not be gathering together for a few weeks. In order to make it as easy as possible for you, LifeWay has compiled all of our Free COVID-19 resources onto one webpage. Here is the link to the page: lifeway.com/coronavirus

Church, Family Resources Made Available In Response To COVID-19

Online Resources for Small Groups


COVID-19 & Teaching Remotely

Check out this linked article that includes several ways of online methods to reach church members, as well as several FREE digital training and teaching materials from LifeWay for adults and kids.

Ken Braddy – Encouraging & Equipping Sunday School & Small Groups

Ken Braddy Jr. is LifeWay’s Director of Sunday School, Manager of LifeWay Christian Resource’s Adult Ongoing Bible Studies & Adult Trainers, education pastor 20+ years, author, conference leader, and blogger. 

Click on this link which include studies from Explore the Bible, Bible Studies for Life, and The Gospel Project.

Free Bible Study Resources:

LifeWay provides a Kids-At-Home resource for families to use for Sunday School / Bible Study – accessible at http://digitalpass.lifeway.com/, and they have also added LifeWay Preschoolers-At-Home.

LifeWay Kids at Home which allows parents to log-in and have access to Bible Studies For Life’s Lesson Video, Missions Video, Gospel Presentation Video, and an Activity Page and Parents’ Conversation Page.

Free Access to Online Sunday School Curriculum: The Gospel Project, Explore the Bible, and Bible Studies for Life, available for all four age groups (Preschool, Kids, Students, and Adults) in a digital format for your use. Lead  classes remotely with this material (or for you to give access and/or activity pages to your church families). – https://curriculum.lifeway.com/

 


Free Training Tools – lifeway.com/coronavirus

 

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Resources:

coronavirus.gov

cdc.gov/COVID-19

Alabama Department of  Public Health

alsbom.org/coronavirus

epa.gov/coronavirus – information on disinfectants and other resources

lifeway.com/coronavirus

Mobile County Health Department

The Office of Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey

From the Office of Mayor Sandy Stimpson

whitehouse.gov/openingamerica

sba.gov – Paycheck Protection Program and other Small Business loans that can turn into grants. Contact your FDIC lenders.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)- United Way 211 Guide (Southwest Alabama Area)

  • This is a Resource Guide to help you during and after the pandemic. This guide is subject to change as information comes into the 2-1-1 resource center. This guide is compiled By Lifelines Counseling Services.