While we do not know the extent to which your ministry may be affected by COVID-19, we do know there are many questions. Because of that, we have provided articles from Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company and other resources that may help provide you with some direction. American Church Group of Iowa/Platte Riveris here for your church and/or related ministry.
We'll be compiling resources on this page to help ministries plan to resume their normal operations. Here's just a few of the questions you may be considering as your teams begin to prepare. What will the worship schedule look like? Do we need signage? What new training will our staff and volunteers need? How will we communicate about changes we will be implementing? When will we resume children's ministry? How do we handle social distancing? What supplies do we need?
Learn about the three phases for opening America safely, discussed in this PDF: Guidelines - Opening Up America Again by The White House and CDC.
Mold And Legionella Lurk In Unused Buildings
COVID+ And Your Ministry: Tracking And Tracing
Think Creatively To Maximize Your Children's Ministry Activities
Pastoral Wellness: Resilient Pastors Take Time For Self-Care
Pastoral Care: Gaining Perspective and Recognizing Burnout
Staffing The Children's Ministry
What Does Children's Ministry Looks Like Going Forward?
Children's Ministry Prep - Cleaning and Disinfecting
Planning for Social Distancing
How to Communicate as Your Church Resumes Normal Operations
Taking the Touch Out of High-Touch Areas
Learn about the CARES Act and two loans for which ministries may be eligible, since Congress authorized additional funding April 23.
Coronavirus: Employment Concerns
A Ministry Guide To PPP Loan Forgiveness
Social Security Recipients To Automatically Receive Stimulus Payments
Take Advantage Of Giving Incentive During The COVID-19 Crisis
Paycheck Protection Program: Top 7 Takeaways for Ministries
Social Security Recipients to Automatically Receive Stimulus Payments
Take Advantage of Giving Incentive During the COVID-19 Crisis
Coronavirus: Ministries Eligible for CARES Act Funding
Coronavirus: Emergency Sick Leave and Ministry Payroll
You may be wondering whether your ministry is covered for claims arising from the novel coronavirus--COVID-19. Read Brotherhood Mutual's general overview for more information.
Customer Premium Credit
Brotherhood Mutual is helping customers across the nation by applying a 15% credit on two months of liability premium on their Brotherhood Mutual Auto policy and Commercial Multi-Peril policy in effect on April 15, 2020. The credit will be applied as the company receives approval from each state. Customers will not have to do anything to receive the credit. It will be applied automatically to your policy when our state’s approval comes through. Read More
Coronavirus Resources for Ministries
Brotherhood Mutual has been researching, crowd sourcing, and writing articles to help ministries navigate the path of the coronavirus from outbreak to pandemic. They've compiled resources to help you through each stage of COVID-19 including prevention, security, communication, online strategies, deep cleaning, giving, funding, and more. Click on the articles below to read more.
Learn more about the preventive steps your organization can take to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus by visiting these CDC web pages:
Guidelines: Opening Up America Again by the White House and CDC
Prevention/Planning Guidance for Community Organizations and Churches
Used with permission of CDC.gov
Posted April 29, 2020.
Coronavirus--COVID-19 Prevention and Planning Guidance
Review your Infectious Disease Plan
Church Shares Coronavirus Messaging
Coronavirus: Creative Ways to Approaching Communion
In-Person Services Cancelled: Taking the Gospel Online
Coronavirus and Your Building: Deep Clean and Disinfect
Communicating in a Time of Coronavirus
Allergies or COVID-19? Clara Can Help Assess
Empty Buildings Attract Problems
Property Maintenance Prevents Surprises
Coronavirus: Temporary Day Care Guidelines
Employment Concerns Faced by Christian Organizations During COVID-19 Outbreak
Stay Connected—Alternate Ways to Host a Church Service
Safely Host a Drive-In Worship Service
Coronavirus: How Will Emergency Sick Leave and Family Leave Affect Ministry Payroll?
Questions about Coronavirus and how it may affect your ministry? Submit your question through Brotherhood Mutual's Legal Assist.
The information provided on this page is intended to be helpful, but it does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for the advice from a licensed attorney in your area. We strongly encourage you to regularly consult with a local attorney as part of your risk management program.