These resources are provided to you by the Northwest Ministry Network. All ministers and churches should check the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as well as their local health departments for further information.

Reopening Your Church

Sample Church Plans for Reopening

> Arlington Assembly of God, Arlington

> Brooklake Community Church, Federal Way

> CitiPoint Church, Mount Vernon | Re-Gathering Plan & Phase 3 Plan

> Cedar Park Northshore, Kenmore

> Hillcrest, Bellingham | The What, The Why & The How (Reopening Plan & Job Descriptions)

> New Life - Central Site, Renton

Messages From Network Leader, Don Ross

Interview with Don Ross & Zack Cash
3:25 min

Pastoring in a Time of Pandemic - In Partnership with Northwest University

Reopening Conversations | 60 min


Congregational Singing

Response by Don Detrick

Email communication sent 11/19/20.

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Covid-19 and Your Church
 Email communication sent 3/5/20.

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UPDATED: WA Faith Based & Religious Requirements 

Email communication sent 6/18/20.

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COVID-19 and Your Church Update

Provided by Don Detrick

Email communication sent 6/1/20.

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Reopening Your Church

COVID-19 Health Screening Forms

Click here for Word Doc.

Click here for PDF.

COVID-19 Health Screening Forms

Click here for Word Doc.

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CARES Act, CAA & Payroll Protection Plan Resources

CARES Act FAQs for Nonprofits

From ECFA, updated 4/9/20 | Click here to read now.

CARES Act Assistance for Small Business

Click here for more info.

Paycheck Protection Program

> Congress Adds $320 Billion
> Re-Funding Infomation
> FAQ from SBA 05/19/20
> New PPP Flexibility Act Extends "Covered Period" to 24 weeks

Paycheck Protection Program and
Faith-Based Organizations

From Small Business Administraiton | Click here to read

SBA FAQ Guidance on Good-Faith Certifications

Click here to read | update 05/13/20

The Employee Retention Credit

Click here for more info.


Idaho Places of Worship
WA Phases 1, modified 1, 2, & 3 Religious and Faith Based Guidance
Safe Start Washington | Phased Reopening County-By-County
Phase 3 Safe Start for Businesses Template

 5 Question a Church Should Ask Before Holding a Virtual Business Meeting
More Details Provided by Don Detrick | Email communication sent 5/14/20

 3 Things to Think about Before Relaunching by Larry Osborne

 What Relaunching Might Look Like by Ed Stetzer

 Pastoral Principles to Guide Your Reopening Discussion

 Beyond COVID-19 | Re-entry & Reconnect

 Ed Stetzer Letter of Appeal to President Trump's Declaration & Governors

 Addressing the Hard Questions Related to Staffing by Matt Steen

 Church Finances in a Pandemic by Exponetial

 How to do Church Online during Covid-19 Survival Guide

Helpful Links Provided by Don Detrick | Email communication sent 5/8/20

Navigating Church Bylaws | Email communication sent 3/17/20

 COVID-19 Outbreaks Tracked to Church Services | Updated 7/2/20

 ECFA Webinar - The CARES Act | Key Impacts on Churches & Nonprofits

 White House Press Briefing | 4/23/20

 The Art of Neighboring | COVID-19 Neighboring Toolkit

 Celebrating Communion in a Community Group

 Ancient Lessons from Aristotle | Connecting with online audiences during the 2020 Pandemic

 Families First - Coronavirus Response Act | Paid Sick and Family Leave by Battershell & Nichols

 COVID-19 Families First Act and CARES Act Information by Batts, Morrison, Wales & Lee Certified Public Accountants

 Families First Act Helpful Diagram

 Maintaining Health in the Midst of Crisis - by former NWMN Leader, Les Welk.

 CARES ACT Review by Freeman & Bonnema Certified Public Accountants

 Mobile Budget Streaming Package - Provided by CMN Lead

 Creating Emergency Crisis Bylaws - PDF or Word Document

 Assemblies of God COVID-19 Response Resources

 Creating Community, Discipleship & Care Online - 3 video series

 Church Online Platform by Life.Church Open Network

 Subsplash Special Offer - Digital Giving Solution

 Stay at Home Order & Churches - Notes from Attorney Caleb Stewart | Guidelines for WA Churches

 COVID-19 and Church Communities - Facebook Live from AG General Council

 Facebook Video Message from General Superintendent Doug Clay

 Preparing Your Church for COVID-19 by Humanitarian Disaster Institue

 Crisis Mangagment Guide - created by Christianity Today