How Church Leaders are Responding to the Challenges of COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) creeped onto the world scene only a few months ago and has spread at breakneck speed, disrupting societies, social units, healthcare systems, and entire economies. Many are wondering how the Church, historically a beacon of hope in times of distress, is faring. Because we wanted to know more about how churches were […]

The coronavirus (COVID-19) creeped onto the world scene only a few months ago and has spread at breakneck speed, disrupting societies, social units, healthcare systems, and entire economies. Many are wondering how the Church, historically a beacon of hope in times of distress, is faring.

Because we wanted to know more about how churches were doing early in this crisis, we wanted to reach out (quickly) to a large number of churches. In partnership with The Billy Graham Center’s Send Institute, Leadership Network, Catalyst, the Association of Related Churches (ARC), and Discipleship.org, Exponential surveyed a (non-random) sample of pastors and church leaders, seeking to understand their church’s current response. Over 1,500 church leaders replied.

In the findings of this report you will find:

  • 4 key findings of what pastors and churches are working through as they walk through the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Analysis and insights of statistical responses for how engagement, finances, church size and other issues are currently impacting churches
  • How churches are adapting to the use of technology and the response of their churches to moving to online ministry
  • A full list of innovations many churches have implemented that you may find helpful in your particular church setting

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