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Free Resources to Help Churches and Ministries Resume Operations

If your ministry is considering reopening in the near future, you and your team are probably asking a lot of questions to determine how best to keep your congregation safe.

What will the worship schedule look like?
What new training will our staff and volunteers need?
When will we resume children’s ministry?

As you look forward to resuming in-person operations and worship, now is the time to carefully plan for a safe and effective re-entry.

To help you navigate this new unknown, GuideStone® has compiled resources for your ministry as you consider the various stages of re-entry.

GuideStone roadmap to re-entry

COVID-19: Road Map to Re-Entry

This list of questions will help you create a re-entry plan that adheres to the “Opening Up America Again Guidelines” — the three-phased approach unveiled by President Trump based on the advice of public health experts.

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GuideStone sample re-entry plan

COVID-19: Sample Re-Entry Plan

Our sample five-step plan utilizes the recommendations given by national, state and local officials to help you follow a thoughtful and gradual “step-up philosophy” to re-entry.

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GuideStone re-entry FAQs

COVID-19: Re-Entry FAQs

To aid churches and ministries in returning to at least some semblance of normal operations, we created a helpful question-and-answer resource to consider as you work toward reopening.

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GuideStone infectious disease plan

COVID-19: Sample Infectious Disease Plan

We’ve put together a sample infectious disease plan that institutes precautions as established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to minimize the risk of spreading communicable diseases within the church body.

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