Disasters take an emotional toll on each person to varying degrees, whether directly or indirectly affected. This graphic depicts the journey, elongated by a pandemic or multiple disasters, from impact to new normal and provides language for each milestone. Included is also a written explanation of what each stage of the life cycle of a disaster means.
Disasters take an emotional toll on each person to varying degrees, whether directly or indirectly affected. This graphic depicts the journey from impact to new normal and provides language for each milestone. Included is also a written explanation of what each stage of the life cycle of a disaster means.
During a pandemic, convening community meals, conducting food pantries or forming shelter are difficult to do. Explore a few ideas of ways churches can respond safely to the needs of their vulnerable neighbors as natural disasters occur.
Learn from the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey how to maintain connection during an epidemic or pandemic by using online affinity groups, similar to foyer or small groups. This guide provides a list of the kinds of groups the diocese found most helpful in response to COVID-19.
Adapted from Episcopal Worship to Anchor Your Day, from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Cypress, Texas, this resource outlines the step-by-step process of going Live on Facebook and provides advice on ensuring high video quality and as well as list things to avoid when broadcasting prayer services online.
Almost everyone will be directly or indirectly affected by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The prolonged and acute stress that church leaders are exposed to puts them at high-risk of developing secondary traumatic stress on top of their personal stress and losses. This guide provides practical methods to maintain personal resilience in order to continue caring work for years to come.
Many churches and organizations have ministries that involve gathering people around food–either to eat together or to distribute via a food pantry. These gatherings are now unsafe and put the very people we feel called to serve at risk. This list provides direction for continuing a feeding ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The biblical understanding of hope is a confident expectation that good in the future will come. During epidemics and pandemics, many are daunted by mass casualties and an unstable economy. Use this Bible Study as a way to ground yourself or your church community in biblical truths.
Every day we live in the midst of conflict and violence, hunger and disease, injustice and oppression. Yet in the midst of this God tells us, “Do not be afraid!” How can this be? Explore this Bible Study as an individual or with a group as you grapple with fear.
This Bible Study is great for church groups or can be completed alone. During epidemics and pandemics, gather insights from the way religious leaders in the Bible implemented safety measures to address leprosy, a disease transmitted by touch.
Explore one of the more well known Bible stories of the death of Lazarus, Jesus’ friend. In this Bible Study gain an understanding of ways the death of a person impacts families, friends and communities. This is especially helpful in the midst of epidemics and pandemics.
Todos los días vivimos en medio de conflictos y violencia, hambre y enfermedades, injusticia y opresión. Sin embargo, en medio de todo ello Dios nos dice, “¡No temas!”. ¿Cómo puede ser eso? Explore este estudio bíblico individualmente o en grupo cuando luche(n) con el miedo.
Explore una de las historias más conocidas de la Biblia sobre la muerte de Lázaro, el amigo de Jesús. Este estudio bíblico hará que entienda las maneras en que la muerte de una persona tiene un impacto sobre las familias, las amistades y las comunidades. Esto es especialmente útil cuando ocurren epidemias y pandemias.
Desde el punto de vista de la Biblia, la esperanza, más que una expectativa, es la certeza de que el futuro será bueno. Durante las epidemias y las pandemias, las muertes masivas y la inestabilidad económica amilanan a muchos. Use este estudio bíblico como una manera de afirmarse o de afirmar a la comunidad de su iglesia en las verdades bíblicas.
En épocas de incertidumbre, como epidemias y pandemias, use este estudio bíblico como una exhortación a los cristianos a que tengan esperanzas. Proporciona motivos para ello en el contexto del cautiverio y el exilio de los israelitas.