Responding to COVID-19

“Being Conference to one another” means offering help and encouragement during tough times. This page of resources is meant to provide tools and inspiration to church leaders and congregations. If you have resource to share, please contact imoffice@im.mennonite.net.

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A word from Dan Miller

Conference pastor Dan Miller provides insight into each of the Core Competencies in a series of videos.

LOOKING AHEAD

Because conditions vary so much from one location to another, IMMC recommends listening to the advice of local and state health authorities, AND considering the welfare of the congregation’s most vulnerable participants. These articles can help pastors thoughtfully consider the future and ways to respond as faithful followers of Jesus.

WORSHIP RESOURCES

  • Video Call Suggestions-To ensure that your video calls go as smoothly as possible, try to follow these guidelines. By Dan Schrock, pastor at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Church
  • Technology Best Practices for Virtual Meetings and Work Tools- Webinar series created by Crystal Washington, a technology strategist and certified futurist, this series is broken into short videos that offer tips and suggestions for navigating today’s leading video conferencing and sharing platforms for virtual ministry.
  • Covid Sabbath is a College Mennonite podcast, hosted by pastor Daniel Yoder, that gives us a chance to hear how others have coped with issues similar to what we are experiencing now. Familiar voices share about their experiences of change, social distancing, lament, and how we might reframe this time as a gift of sabbath. You can find it on Anchor, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.
  • The Hope Series– Mennonite Mission Network
  • How to use Facebook Live (Youtube video)

YOUTH AND FAMILY RESOURCES

GRIEF & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

We are experiencing loss in so many ways: loss of loved ones, loss of freedoms, loss of privileges, loss of income, etc. The following resources are meant to help you care for your own grief and to assist you in caring for others who are grieving.  Additionally, we recognize that mental illness is a difficult journey and that some may be more effected during this pandemic. We encourage pastors and congregants to seek out a licensed professional. 

GRIEF

MENTAL HEALTH

CARING FOR EACH OTHER

How do we as Christians respond to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 in a manner that is loving and wise?

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