Pandemic Resources

Pandemic Resources

These curated resources are designed to assist pastors and churches as they grapple with ministry realities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic Resources
  • Pastoral Self-Care

    Dr. Jesse Middendorf, Dr. Judi Schwanz, and Dr. Doug Hardy explore the need for pastoral self-care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Dr. Dean Blevins: Rethinking Community and Discipleship During Coronavirus

    Professor of Practical Theology and Christian Discipleship at NTS Dr. Dean Blevins offers theological foundations and practical strategies for cultivating Christian community through video and online formats.

  • Online Worship and Music Ideas for Smaller Churches

    Dr. Jesse Middendorf, Dr. Brannon Hancock, and Rev. Cherie Ketchum Reiter discuss ways to engage communities in worship through music in online formats.

  • Pastors Roundtable: Holy Week, Easter, and Online Worship

    Dr. Jesse Middendorf hosts a conversation on celebrating Holy Week, Easter, and worshiping online during COVID-19.

    A Eucharistic Prayer for Isolation:

  • Funerals, Weddings, and Pastoral Care From a Distance

    Funerals, Weddings, and Pastoral Care From a Distance: Pastors Roundtable in the Age of Coronavirus with Jesse Middendorf, Judi Schwanz, Anne Hardy

  • Leadership in the Midst of and Aftermath of COVID-19

    Pastors Roundtable Discussion: Leadership in the Midst of and Aftermath of of COVID-19. Albert Hung and Stuart Williams.

  • Rev. John Potter: The Pandemic And Our Mental Health

    Dr. Jesse Middendorf hosts a conversation about mental health with Army Chaplain and ASIST Suicide Prevention trainer Rev. John Potter.

  • Technology and Ecclesiology During the Pandemic

    A webinar exploring how the Church’s “pivot” to technology during the COVID-19 pandemic has changed church practice and its impact on our ecclesiology. With Dean Blevins, Brannon Hancock, Cara Shonamon, Mark Hayse.

  • A Resource for Uprooted Congregations

    Dr. David Sharpes and Dr. Doug Hardy discuss the ways the COVID-19 pandemic and recent societal upheaval has affected existing churches and how the image of re-planting may be a fruitful way of thinking about the church's ministry moving forward.

    Read the companion article by Dr. Hardy: Dear Est...

  • Finances and Paycheck Protection Plan

    Dr. Jesse Middendorf, executive director of the CPL meets with Mike Bell, CPA, from Oklahoma City, and Raymond Toyne, Associate Pastor from the Topeka Oaklawn Church to discuss the Paycheck Protection Plan.

  • Best Practices for Church Finances

    "Pastors Roundtable Discussion in the Age of the Coronavirus: Best Practices for Church Finances" with Jesse Middendorf, Keith Cox, Jon Middendorf, Mike Bell , Vicki Copp

  • The Season of Lent

    The CPL joins A Plain Account for a dialogue on preaching and worship for the season of Lent.

  • Outreach in the Age of COVID-19

    Outreach in the Age of COVID-19 Pastors Roundtable Conversation with:
    -Dr. Jesse Middendorf, Executive Director of the NTS Center for Pastoral Leadershp
    -Lynnlee Moser, lead pastor of Movement Church of the Nazarene in Salt lake City, Utah/Field Strategy Coordinator for the Intermountain Distric...