COVID-19 Response for Parishes

Who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?

Esther 4:14 (NIV) 

In a time of such unprecedented crisis and cataclysmic change, everything looks unclear.  Things we were so sure – our schedules, our methods, our finances – have suddenly been thrown into a fog of doubt.

You might be doubting how your parish will continue operating in the weeks to come, or what that even means.  So much, including the public celebration of the Sacraments, has been taken away from us.

But, no matter what happens, our mission remains unchanged.  We are still called to love God, love others, and make disciples. The methods we use, however, will have to change.  We will have to sacrifice some of what we thought church should be. There is just no avoiding it.  But it’s also true that no one has any idea what the new normal will be or when it starts. 

In the weeks and months to come, I will use this space to explore what we are doing at Nativity to weather this crisis and rebuild beyond it.  But honestly, we’re making it up as we go along, just like you.  We’ll be sharing with you what we’re doing, what’s working, and what isn’t. As always, our only credential is that, like you, we’re actually in the trenches.

  • For Week 1 “Priorities” – click here
  • For Week 2 “Digital Communication” – click here
  • For Week 3 “Small Groups” – click here
  • For Week 4 “Fiscal Leadership” – click here
  • For Week 5 “Technology” – click here