COVID-19 Updates for Pastors Words of Encouragement & Useful Resources

COVID 19 Pastor Update 10

COVID 19 Pastor Update 10

Dear MCECR Pastors & Leadership Team, Thank you to all of you for your continuing hard work and service to your churches as you navigate through this COVID-19 situation. God has worked through you to provide online services, creative small group connections, new...

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COVID-19 Pastor Update 9

COVID-19 Pastor Update 9

Dear Regional Pastor & Leadership Team, “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Hebrews 10:35-36 Again, my thanks to all of you for...

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COVID-19 Pastor Update 8

COVID-19 Pastor Update 8

As we move through “Holy Week” from Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday, once again, allow me to say thank you for your continued faithful service to God’s Kingdom and your congregations in the midst of this continuing virus crisis. I am blessed by the reports from...

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COVID-19 Pastor Update 7

COVID-19 Pastor Update 7

I am writing with follow up information about the church financial assistance provided through the CARES Stimulus Act. After careful consideration, both our denominational and regional financial advisors have concluded that it is a workable opportunity each church...

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COVID-19 Pastor Update 6

COVID-19 Pastor Update 6

Let me begin by again thanking all of you for your partnership in ministry and your leadership through the latest virus challenges. I am asking God that the Psalm 34:4 testimony will be freshly proven in the midst of these trials: “I sought the LORD, and he answered...

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COVID-19 Pastor Update 5

COVID-19 Pastor Update 5

As you continue to seek God’s wisdom for next steps, know that I am praying for all of us to see God’s guidance displayed, his creativity poured out, and his sustaining peace and strength delivered to each of us. First, please find attached a letter from me to our...

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COVID-19 Pastor Update 4

COVID-19 Pastor Update 4

One of the big challenges of this COVID-19 situation is how to maintain giving patterns in the absence of the traditional Sunday morning gathering. I would encourage all of you to address the issue with your congregation members through email, text, or in your...

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COVID-19 Pastor Update 3

COVID-19 Pastor Update 3

As we navigate the continuing challenges of this ever-changing COVID-19 situation, I want to pass on my appreciation to all of you who have worked so hard to make adjustments “on the fly” to serve your congregations while shielding your at-risk congregants. From...

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COVID-19 Pastor Update 2

COVID-19 Pastor Update 2

I’ve gathered a few resource links in one email for reference should you find it helpful. Continue to pray for God’s glory to be displayed, for wisdom for church leaders, and for shielding for our most vulnerable congregation members. Blessings as you serve Jesus,...

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COVID-19 Pastor Update 1

COVID-19 Pastor Update 1

The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has thrown American life, and specifically Ohio life, into disarray over the last several days and especially the last 48 hours. This situation is challenging all of us, given the uncertainty surrounding this new virus and how to best...

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