From the CcNet Team
As the entire world bands together to fight the COVID-19 virus, we at CcNet want to support ministry leaders.
This is a challenging time for everyone, especially for those of you who are ministry leaders. We are in uncharted territory as we have to do ministry in a season of “social distancing.”
We are committed to furnishing you with the best resources for leading “virtual” worship, providing remote pastoral care (including weddings and funerals), and leading frightened congregations and communities while striving to keep yourself healthy and your spirit encouraged. With that in mind, we will be offering more articles than normal. We invite you to look for the ideas that seem appropriate for you and your ministry context.
We also want to be your prayer partners. If you have a specific prayer request, please post that in the Facebook thread below. Or, if you have a private prayer request, please send that to us via Facebook Messenger.
If there are specific challenges that you are facing during these difficult times, please send us a FB Message. If you know of articles or posts that you’ve found helpful, pass them on.
In the meantime, here is our prayer, for all of us:
Lord of all, Creator of the Universe, Giver of Life, be with us in our anxiety. Watch over the lonely, the sick, the immune-compromised, our healthcare workers and emergency personnel, our government leaders, and all who serve and protect us.
We pray for all those in the CDC, the World Health Organization, and all who are developing strategies and solutions. We pray in gratitude for labs and corporations who have pledged to serve us in this time.
We pray for those in our community who are scared, or worried about running out of food or medicine. Help us move past our fear to reach out a helping hand when needed, and to keep ourselves safe and stop the spread of the virus even as we minister to those around us.
We pray for those who will lose income in this difficult time. May we share with generosity what we have with those who vulnerable and in need.
Be with us as clergy and church leaders, that we will stand as a beacon of God’s hope.
We give thanks and praise for your love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.