A crowdsourced index of useful digital communication tools for church leaders, communications teams and church staff to refer to during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Starter Guide

Where to start and what to consider.

Digital Platforms for Churches During Coronavirus

Article

Top tips for doing church digitally

Article

  • Source: Mark Crosby - Evangelical Alliance UK
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Digital communion

Article

Taking Church Online in a Coronavirus Age

Article

COVID-19 and your church

Article

  • Source: Justin Dean - Sunday Mag
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The New Church

Article

  • Source: Chuck Scoggins - Sunday Mag
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The Ultimate Coronavirus Guide For Churches

Article

  • Source: Ryan Wakefield - Church Marketing University
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Running Digital Small Groups

Article

Getting started with filming

Article

10 ways churches can help during the coronavirus pandemic

Article

  • Source: Krish Kandiah - Premier Christianity
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Free Consultation to help implementation in your church

Service

  • Source: Digital Church Toolkit team
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The Impact of the coronavirus on Church Comms

Video

UK government advice on religious gatherings not meeting

Video

Quick Filming Tips for Busy Pastors

Video

COVID-19 Church Online Summit

Webinar

  • Time: 26 March 2020 to 27 March 2020
  • Host: Wheaton College, US National Association of Evangelicals
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Latest Advice from UK Government

Website

  • Source: UK Gov
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Prayer

Prayer is not our only response, but it should be our first response.

A guide to praying for Coronavirus #PrayToEndCov19

PDF

Prayermate

App

Time to Pray

App

  • Source: Church House Publishing
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Virtual prayer room for the coronavirus pandemic

Website

National Day of Prayer, Sunday 22nd March

Website

  • Source: Evangelical Alliance UK
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A coronavirus prayer and other resources

Website

  • Source: Pete Greig - 24-7 Prayer
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Church Response

Best practise examples of how churches, key leaders and networks have responded to the coronavirus, either continuing services, cancelling services, sharing encouraging words, direction or providing language around this pandemic.

Covid Hackathon - Technologists working to serve the church during Covid-19

Software or Online Tool

Historical context for pandemics

Article

Assemblies of God official response and guidelines

Article

  • Source: Assemblies of God
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Baptist Union official response and guidelines

Article

  • Source: Baptist Union
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Catholic Church official response and guidelines

Article

  • Source: Catholic Church (England and Wales)
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Church of England official response and guidelines

Article

  • Source: Church of England
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Church of Scotland official response and guidelines

Article

  • Source: Church of Scotland
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Co-Mission: Facing Coronavirus In Christ

Article

  • Source: Co-Mission
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Elim Churches official response and guidelines

Article

  • Source: Elim
  • Country: United Kingdom
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FIEC official response and guidelines

Article

  • Source: Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Methodist official response and guidelines

Article

  • Source: Methodist Church
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Presbyterian Church official response and guidelines

Article

  • Source: Presbyterian Church (Ireland)
  • Country: Ireland
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Quakers official response and guidelines

Article

  • Source: The Quakers
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Salvation Army official response and guidelines

Article

  • Source: Salvation Army
  • Country: United Kingdom
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United Reformed Church official response and guidelines

Article

  • Source: United Reformed Church
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Vineyard Churches official response and guidelines

Article

  • Source: Vineyard Churches
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Vineyard Columbus

Article

Causeway Coast Vineyard

Article

A Christ Centred Response to the Coronavirus

Article

  • Source: Evangelical Alliance
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Responding well to the Coronavirus

Article

  • Source: Gavin Calver (Evangelical Alliance)
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Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Article

Church Admin

Churchbox (church address book and comms)

Software or Online Tool

ChurchSuite ChMS

Software or Online Tool

  • Source: ChurchSuite Ltd
  • Country: United Kingdom
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iKnowChurch ChMS

Software or Online Tool

  • Source: iKnow Church
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Church Service Planner

Software or Online Tool

Church Management

Software or Online Tool

Media Production

Church Website Builder (church123.com)

Software or Online Tool

Podcasting Sermons

App

Affinity Design tools (free for 3 months)

App

A note about live streaming and song licensing in churches

Article

Recording with anyone, anywhere

Article

Songs in the public domain

Directory

The Church Comms Collective UK

Facebook Group

CMG / Visual Church Media

Facebook Group

Good church graphics

Media Assets

Custom Video Announcements

Media Assets

Coronavirus Graphics

Media Assets

Updates and Cancellation Graphics

Media Assets

Coronavirus Photos

Media Assets

Christian BSL - Prayers and Reading videos in Sign Language

Video

Sing. Stream. Speak. Setup (recording)

Webinar

  • Time: 30 March 2020
  • Host: Speak Life
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Church Comms create

Website

Live Streaming

Songs in the Public Domain and Livestreaming

Google Doc

  • Source: Crowdsourced Google Doc
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Restream - stream to multiple platforms at once

App

Video Teleprompter Lite

App

Teleprompter for Video

App

Teleprompter mobile apps

App

Open Source Streaming Platform

App

Stream Yard

App

Switcher Studio - multi camera streaming

App

How to Livestream Your Church Service

Article

How to stream your Church service on Facebook Live

Article

Live streaming worship music & staying legal

Article

  • Source: Bespoke Records
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Recording, streaming and podcasting your services

Article

  • Source: CCLI
  • Country: United Kingdom
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A note about live streaming and song licensing in churches

Article

  • Source: James Doc
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Licences to live stream worship

Article

A beginner’s guide to going live with your service or event for free

Article

How to Livestream Your Church Service: A Practical Guide

Article

Livestream to Youtube with just a phone - tutorial

Article

Best practices for going Live from a Facebook Page

Article

Live Streaming: Facebook or YouTube

Article

Streaming Guide for Churches

PDF

The most affordable live streaming cameras for churches

Podcast

Web based teleprompter

Software or Online Tool

Church Online Platform

Software or Online Tool

Vimeo Live Stream Service

Software or Online Tool

How to speak to camera 

Video

Virtual Church 101

Webinar

  • Time: 18 March 2020 at 18:00 GMT
  • Host: Chris Lim, TheoTech
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Livestream question and answer session

Webinar

  • Time: 1 April 2020 at 15:00 GMT
  • Host: Labs Learning, Church of England
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Community

Video Calls: Zoom

App

Video Calls: Skype

App

Shared bible plans

App

Shared Prayers

App

Prayermate - Prayer Groups and Feeds

App

Dwell - Free for churches

App

Leveraging Facebook for Online Church During COVID-19

Article

  • Source: Head of Global Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook
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Running a digital small group

Article

Four ideas to be for your community during COVID-19

Article

How to stay connected during coronovirus

Video

Ministry From a Distance

Webinar

  • Time: 25 March 2020
  • Source: Indigitous
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Five ways to keep your church connected

Webinar

  • Time: 2 April 2020 at 12:00 GMT
  • Host: Labs Learning, Church of England
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Make the most of your A Church Near You page

Webinar

  • Time: 2 April 2020 at 14:00 GMT
  • Host: Labs Learning, Church of England
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Q&A with Nona Jones: how to use Facebook to grow communities

Webinar

  • Time: 3 April 2020 at 15:00 GMT
  • Host: Labs Learning, Church of England
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Q&A with Matt Hogg: Connecting digitally during physical distancing

Webinar

  • Time: 26 March 2020 at 19:30 GMT
  • Host: Labs Learning, Church of England
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Facebook pages for churches

Webinar

  • Time: 23 April 2020 at 12:00 GMT
  • Host: Labs Learning, Church of England
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Ministry From a Distance

Webinar

  • Time: 25 March 2020 to 27 March 2020
  • Host: Indigitous
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Small Group Training

Website

Crisis Management

Guidance for churches

Article

  • Source: Church of England
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Communicating your response

Google Doc

All Things Coronavirus

Google Doc

Templates for Public Statements; emails, social posts, etc

Google Doc

Giving

Donr

Software or Online Tool

  • Source: Donr
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Givt Giving App

App

  • Source: Givt
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Givt Giving App

App

  • Source: Givt
  • Country: Netherlands
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Elvanto and Tithe.ly Service

App

  • Source: Elvanto
  • Country: United States
  • This is a paid resource
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Mental Health

Coronavirus and Anxiety

Article

Joy - Support for people self-isolating

Website

Offline Challenges

How-to: Set up sermon recordings to play from a phone line

Article

Outreach

Viral kindness neighbourhood print out

PDF

Introduction to Instagram for churches

Webinar

  • Time: 23 April 2020 at 14:00 GMT
  • Host: Labs Learning, Church of England
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Alpha Online

Website

Remote Working

Microsoft Teams - Team messaging

App

Slack - Team messaging

App

Facebook Workplace - Team network

App

Trello - online Project Management

App

Tips from 7 years running a remote team

Article

4 Tips for staying productive

Article

Google Drive - Shared document storage

Software or Online Tool

AirTable - simple custom databases online

Software or Online Tool

Youth and Kids

Bible App for Kids

App

A new era for Youth Ministry

Article

  • Source: Vineyard
  • Country: United Kingdom
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Youthscape liveblog and resources

Blog

Youth Department handbook

PDF

  • Source: Church of Ireland
  • Country: Ireland
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Using Zoom with under 18’s

PDF

Complete Online Kids Services

Video

  • Source: Life Church
  • Country: United States
  • This is a free resource
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Children & Youth in London (Recording)

Webinar

  • Time: 17 March 2020 at 11:30 am GMT
  • Host: Diocese of London Children & Youthwork
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Youth and young people: Keeping connected; Christian Cole, Ben Jones (Missional generation), and other guests TBC

Webinar

  • Time: 27 March 2020 at 13:00 GMT
  • Host: Labs Learning, Church of England
  • Country: United Kingdom
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