Coronavirus Commentaries

Has the Offering Plate Been Passed By?

So what are we to do if the passing of the plate becomes a long-term casualty of COVID-19? The key is formation.

Comfort food

Video equipment and technology are getting lots of use these days in church sanctuaries, staff homes and other places. However, there is one place, usually a hub of hospitality, not seeing any action these during this time: the church kitchen.

The CARES Act opens options for making a difference during the current pandemic

Important benefits and prayerful considerations for people in a position to give charitable gifts this year

Finding our stewardship voice

The church has not been called to sit silently during these days of challenge. The church proclaims what it has always proclaimed: the Word of God.

Showing Christ’s love in times of ambiguous loss

We expect grief after a significant loss, but we can grieve any long-awaited and meaningful moments, from vacations to concerts.

Set aside an offering ‘as God hath prospered’ you

What percentage of my income (including this stimulus check) should be directed to the Lord’s work in my congregation? How is the Lord calling me to be generous in this situation?

When are we the Church?

If we see ourselves as the church only when we are “in the building,” we fail to heed our Shepherd’s call to be salt and light in the world through the various vocations in which He has placed us.

Financial concerns for churches in the coronavirus crisis

Those who have been blessed materially have been blessed by the Lord to be a blessing, especially in a time of crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic.

Giving offerings to my congregation in difficult times

During the coronavirus pandemic, our worship offerings must continue for our Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations to survive and thrive.

Livestream your church service today

You just learned that you need to start livestreaming your church services immediately. You have no budget, no equipment, no plan. But you have a smartphone. This tutorial will show you a quick, easy and cheap way to start livestreaming right away.

An open letter to LCMS contributors about COVID-19

Continue to pray for an end to the coronavirus pandemic, for the provision of effective care to those infected or afraid, and for those providing care.

What your church can do right now in response to COVID-19

Especially during the coronavirus pandemic, congregations should demonstrate good stewardship of the gifts the Lord has given them.

Coronavirus: Nothing new about disease … or the need for the Gospel

Through your faithful witness during a public health crisis, it is possible that people in your life will repent and receive the healing that only Jesus can provide.