Church Business Continuity
As the Corona Virus continues to spread, and fear along with it, our hope remains in Jesus. The Psalmist reminds: “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalms 139:16 NIV
We can be confident that God has this even in the midst of our inability to fully understand. Having said that, please pay attention to directives by Federal Authorities, as well as local authorities (police, mayor, etc.)
Only you know whether you should gather on a Sunday morning. If you are in fear, stay home. If people with compromised immune systems or other concerns, comprise your congregation, don’t hesitate to protect them. Use wisdom and judgment, with compassion and genuine concern. Above all, please take every precaution, clean thoroughly, avoid touching your face, be wise with coughs, sneezes, etc., and wash hands often! Thanks for your partnership and know that our united prayers are heard by our gracious God!
If it should become necessary to close your church building, what is your capacity for continuing to manage business? Have you prepared plans to address Business Continuity in the event that you must close the office for a period of time? Some recommendations:
Communicate with your congregation, school families and community.
Gather with small group leaders and work through your action plans, especially if you are asked to cancel or limit worship, close school or your early childhood center.
Finally, consider your neighbor and how the Lord might be leading you to reach out with acts of compassion and care.