As the focus shifts from response to relaunch, there are a number of factors a church may consider to ensure a safe worship experience that brings honor to God and shows love to its community.
Regardless of the headcount or context of your church, we are committed to sharing important information and hosting a responsible dialogue as you seek the wisdom and guidance needed to make decisions in the days to come.
Virus-related updates and ministry-specific resources for churches and ministry partners.
On April 29, Texas Baptist leaders held a panel discussion entitled Relaunch: Solutions for reopening your church facility. This discussion focused on practical solutions to help you, the church leader, as you prepare to relaunch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sample Checklist for Relaunching In-person Worship Services
Church relaunch video sample
Curious about how to welcome folks back into your facility? Watch as Dr. Mark Kemp, pastor of First Baptist Church, Copperas Cove, gives instruction and encouragement to his church as they prepare to Relaunch their worship services. This video is shared with permission.
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The information provided on this site is intended to help our Texas Baptist churches and ministry partners, any information provided is for informational and educational purposes only. The recommendations or suggestions included do not constitute legal or medical advice and cannot ensure a favorable result. Additionally, the information contained on this site should not be deemed inclusive of all potential options or methods nor exclusive of other options or methods of reopening a church facility. While the information contained on this site has been published with all due care and skill, the BGCT does not warrant or represent that the Information is free from errors or omissions. By utilizing this site, you agree that the BGCT and its employees and agents shall not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the Information, whether caused by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation in the information or otherwise.
The White House
The Office of the Governor
The Office of the Attorney General
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- Important Staffing Considerations in Response to COVID-19 (PDF)
- Sustaining your church in midst and aftermath of a global crisis
- What Your Church Must Know Before Reopening Your Building
- LifeWay Research COVID-19 Congregational Survey Template (Word)
Georgia Baptist Mission Board
Church employees could be eligible for unemployment benefits under CARES Act
by John Litzler on May 8, 2020 in relaunch
PUA will provide a Weekly Benefit Amount that is the same as what the individual would have received had he or she qualified for regular unemployment compensation...
Online engagement in a post-pandemic culture
by John Litzler on May 6, 2020 in relaunch
It is important to take into account concerns involving privacy and intellectual property rights...
Adult & Youth Classroom Seating Scenarios: Typical vs. Personal Distance Spacing
by David Adams on May 4, 2020 in relaunch
These diagrams represent possible church classroom scenarios for groups/classes of adults and youth...