After the initial transition to online church services, long-term ministry questions may be rising in your mind. How will our church offer trauma-informed care and spiritual support to members who are experiencing job loss, death of loved ones, isolation, anxiety? Is our church financially sustainable throughout this crisis? Can I maintain this level of pastoral ministry without burning out?
The National Association of Evangelicals teamed with American Bible Society, NAE Financial Health, Billy Graham Center, and Humanitarian Disaster Institute to offer a Care Package for the Church (NAEcarepackage.com).
American Bible Society trains pastors and others to facilitate online Trauma Healing groups. NAE Financial Health brings online training to address financial sustainability for pastors and churches. The Billy Graham Center provides a robust resource center for pastor resiliency. The Humanitarian Disaster Institute created a Spiritual First Aid manual, online courses and more to help churches provide spiritual and emotional care to their members. These are FREE tools for sustained ministry during and after coronavirus.