How churches can help during COVID-19, including rural ones!

Lately I have found myself repeating a phrase in my conversations:

We are living in unusual times.

For the people called Methodists in middle and west Tennessee and western Kentucky we are mindful of the need to make whole those families and churches who were affected by tornados.  Yet, we are faced with the reality of COVID-19 causing a global pandemic and economic concerns.

We must be adaptive in this season.

I’d like to share with you a piece from Rev. Allen Stanton that offers some best practices on how our congregations can stay connected in this new reality.  Allen leads the Turner Center for Church Leadership at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tn.  I hope it is helpful to you in this time, you can read it at HOW THE RURAL CHURCH CAN HELP DURING COVID-19

In order to support rural and small membership churches as they adjust to leading during the COVID-19 outbreak, Allen will be hosting a free 1-hour webinar on Thursday March 26th at 10:00 a.m. Central time.  During the webinar, Allen will share best practices and answer questions about worshiping together, serving in mission, and opportunities for building upon the strength of the small church during uncertain times.  The webinar is free, but registration is needed.  To register, visit