Christmas Joy Offering – Supporting our leaders: past, present and future.

Additional Resources for the Scattered Church

This page contains links to additional resources that may help your community grow as disciples even though we are scattered as a church.

Lenten and Easter Resources

Journey to the Cross devotional

COVID-19 resources

PCUSA COVID-19 resource page
COVID-19 Mental Health resources

Faith formation at home

Using PCUSA Curriculum at Home 
Faith Practices Toolkit
Lost in Authenticity – Pastoring in a Pandemic
Stay Home, Stay Connected
Sheltering at Home is a Time for Advocacy
Keeping Youth Engaged in Mission during COVID-19
Faith Formation at Home panel discussion (Zoom recording)

Faith Formation Resources(post-pandemic)

Post-Pandemic Pondering and Planning a Guide to Faith Re-formation
What’s Next?

Preparing for re-entry

Beginning Conversations for Re-entry
Questions and Responses on Deciding About Gathering in Person  
Remote Faith Formation for the Long Haul and Re-entry Guidelines

Worship

Returning to Public Worship:  Theological and Practical Considerations 
Considerations for Worship in Virtual Space
Communion in an Emergency Pandemic
On Baptism and Ordination in a Time of Pandemic
Online Memorial Services
Trauma Informed Ministry

Hybrid Church

Hybrid Ministry Webinar
Hybrid Ministry Discerning Next Steps
Hybrid Church Resources

Zoom Conversation

Pastoring the Body of Christ in a Time of Pandemic
Watch a Zoom recording on “Pastoring the Body of Christ in a Time of Pandemic” with Bruce Reyes-Chow, the past Moderator of the PC(USA) and pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto. In this conversation, Bruce shares his wisdom and experiences of engaging his congregation in various digital platforms.

Watch the Zoom recording | View the Slideshow Presentation (PDF)

Bending the Moral Arc Webinar
Two congregations came together in partnership around the invitation of Matthew 25 to have courageous conversations and to take steps towards dismantling structural racism. They were transformed!

We will hear from these churches, one predominately white and one historically black, that developed a small group model for conversation and action, all during the pandemic and on zoom! Leaders from Nassau Presbyterian Church and Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church in Princeton, New Jersey will be present to share their story and best practices as you learn to translate this model to your own context.

A template for this small group ministry partnership is available as a FREE download below. This template includes background, tips for creating your own ministry and sample lessons and resources.

Watch the Video | Watch the Webinar | Download the Resource | Read the news story | Courageous Conversations Resources