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Guidelines for Places of Worship from alabamapublichealth.gov
Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church:
4 Ways to do VBS this Summer – Visit vbs.lifeway.com
LifeWay has compiled all of their 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
Are you experiencing decreased giving due to “social distancing”? The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and The Baptist Foundation of Alabama have partnered together to offer you a SOLUTION that requires NO setup fees, NO subscription fees and NO contract.
GiveThree65 will unleash FOUR channels of digital giving for your congregation today, including an ONLINE GIVING PAGE, TEXT-TO-GIVE capabilities, assistance with NON-CASH GIVING, and a CROWDFUNDING feature.
Just as the church isn’t defined by a building, giving isn’t defined by an offering plate. Visit GiveThree65.com today and learn how your church can be equipped with multiple ways to give – 365 days a year.
Mailing a tithe check to the church is a simple solution if an online giving option is not available. Visit alsbom.org/coronavirus for additional resources regarding online giving.
For those churches that are needing an online giving platform, but do not have a website to host one at this time, LifeWay Generosity is providing a No-Cost Custom Page for every church that would like one. Each church’s page will be able to receive credit card and debit card payments. (There is no set-up fee nor monthly fee, though the credit card processing fee will still apply.) To sign up for this service, go to https://lifewaygenerosity.com/coronavirus. You will need your church’s name, address, and checking account information to be able to receive funds into your account.
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Alabama Department of Public Health
epa.gov/coronavirus – information on disinfectants and other resources
Mobile County Health Department
The Office of Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey
- Governor Ivey’s current Safer at Home Order Amended March 4, 2021 – mask ordinance extended to April 9, 2021, but won’t be extended again
Though religious worship is listed as an exclusion, it remains strongly encouraged for all to wear masks when meeting in person.
From the Office of Mayor Sandy Stimpson
City of Mobile Face Covering Ordinance
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.