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Resilient Leadership Update #2 

If you have established live streaming capabilities, I have a favor to ask of you. Consider adopting a church that hasn’t or simply doesn’t have the capacity to do so.  

Last week, I had the opportunity to lead a webinar hosted by Ken Sloane, the Director of Stewardship for the United Methodist Church. More than 1,000 church leaders registered and the majority did not have plans to worship during social distancing because they did not have online streaming capabilities. 

If God has blessed your church with this resource, I strongly encourage those of you who have online worship to  consider inviting a nearby congregation who does not to begin to worship  

Here are a few points to consider: 

  • Invite the pastor of the guest church(es) to participate with you during the worship service and to have a moment to speak directly to their congregation.    
  • During your offering talk, ask viewers from other churches to give to their own churches who need them today more than ever. 
  • If you have online giving, add the guest church as a donation option so that their members can use your electronic giving platform to give to their church during this season. 
  • Offer to provide technical assistance to help the guest church establish the means to connect and mobilize their ability to use social media, recurring electronic giving, online worship, online mission mobilization efforts that your church has already established. 
  • Take the long view and creatively consider how your church and the guest church can collaborate after social distancing to have a greater impact on the community. When you do, you will be helping to steward the potential that God has already placed within your reach

Together, we are better. 


Joe Park

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 NEW Resource! Church Internal Financial Controls During Social Distancing

Mailed-in donations and staffing restrictions due to Social Distancing are creating financial risks to churches that have not re-evaluated their Internal Financial Controls. Dr. Norma Quinn, Vice President of Horizons and former Treasurer of the Oklahoma Annual Conference, has created a FREE resource full of innovative ideas to help you:

  • Maintain dual control of donations during social distancing
  • Utilize a checklist approach to craft your process adaptations
  • Avoid common pitfalls by offering helpful tips and insights

It's vital to maintain the integrity of your internal financial controls process all the time—but especially during this season of reduced onsite staffing and new ways churches are receiving donations. To download the free guide, click the button below Download Resource. You will be invited to sign in or sign up for free access to the Giving365 Resource Library. Click on the folder titled Leading Through Coronavirus Outbreak and Social Distancing and choose Maintaining Internal Financial Controls During Social Distancing.

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