How to make your church a beacon of hope

Resources, videos and practical tips for your church to survive and thrive during this crisis

We are facing an unprecedented moment in our nation. The Coronavirus outbreak has created an atmosphere of fear. Many people are anxious for family members, friends and the many jobs at risk as an economic crisis looms.   

Meanwhile, the necessary rules around social distancing are creating isolation just at the time we need to be more united than ever. 

But God has a secret weapon in times like this: his Church.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (1 Tim 1:7)

The church has been used to meeting together in times of crisis. For now, that is not possible, and so we need to find creative ways of being the church online and through the airwaves. 

Premier has been pioneering digital resources for churches for many years. Now that wealth of wisdom and knowledge will become essential as we meet the spiritual needs of those within our church communities and beyond. 

Below are a variety of online resources that will help you and your church to bring the good news of the Prince of Peace to an anxiety-ridden nation. We will soon also be launching a dedicated site for resources responding to Coronavirus. 

As concerning as this crisis is, it is also an unprecedented opportunity for the Church to go forward in faith and reach people with the One whose perfect love casts out all fear.

Join the National Day of Prayer on Sunday 22nd March

A National Day of Prayer across all churches has been announced for this Sunday 22nd March. Read about it and how you can light ‘a candle in the dark’ at 7pm. There will also a special broadcast from Premier Christian Radio on Sunday Morning.

10 ways churches can help during the Coronavirus pandemic

We're living in unprecedented times, but the opportunities for the Church to minister the love of God are massive, says Krish Kandiah. Read the article here

 

How to live stream your church service

Churches are being asked not to meet in public gatherings at present. However, you can still live stream an act of worship online to your community. This basic ‘how-to’ will help.

How to keep your church ‘open for business’

Premier’s head of Digital Theology, Dr Pete Phillips, explains why this is the perfect moment for church leaders to start reaching their community online. Find out more

 

How to pray with children during Coronavirus 

A Christian paediatrician shares thoughts about what we can do to keep our children and young people updated and safe, and pray with them. Read more...

 

How to love your neighbours during Coronavirus 

Chine McDonald explains how the coronavirus has led to a deeper level of connection and community among her neighbours.

 

If you are self-isolating: 5 steps from fear to faith 

Emily Ackerman is no stranger to self-isolation as someone who struggles with ME. She explains what 1 Peter 5 has taught her about turning fear into faith. Click here to read more

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