America is moving closer to reopening. This welcome news comes with a dose of reality: we still need to be on our guard to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible. Churches across America will need to do a number of things as we transition to getting back to corporate worship. First, continue to meet the needs of our communities. Second, protect our vulnerable populations from the virus. Third, do our best to honor the directives of government authorities.
Throughout this season, Tony Perkins has hosted officials from the Trump administration, Congressional leaders, and pastors on conference calls in order to keep you — our partners in the faith community — updated on the latest legislative and policy developments. In addition to these calls, FRC has produced a variety of resources to help inform you and your network. Here are a few of our latest:
- Guidelines for Reopening Your Church
- What Pastors Should Know About The White House Plan to Open Up America Again
- Restrictions on Religious Freedom During the Coronavirus Crisis
I also want to share with you this video message from Tony as he addresses your “essential” role in your community.
As Tony mentions, there are over-zealous local officials out there who have leveraged the coronavirus emergency to go after churches. If you are in such a locality or state we would encourage you to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, be sure to check our website regularly for updates: www.frc.org/church
Coronavirus won’t have the final say. Let’s not forget Paul’s words in his letter to the early church in Rome: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).
I continue to pray for you and believe the Lord will heal our land and bring us back better than ever.
Standing for Faith, Family, and Freedom,
Pastor JC Church
National Director of Ministry Engagement
Family Research Council