We know that this season can be exceptionally stressful for you as you lead in your context. In addition to the resources below, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office if we can serve or care for you and your family. 


Pastor, You Were Made For This

Pastoral Self-Care In A Pandemic

Shalem Mental Health Network - During the active time of this pandemic, services are still made available via phone or video. 

Resources To Help Us Cope During a Pandemic - Provided by Shalem Mental Health Network

2 Timothy 1:7

Psalm 46


As your church begins to re-gather onsite in partnership with your regional gathering restrictions, we hope these resources serve you and your church leadership. 


Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework

Ontario Covid-19 Updates

Ontario Regulations - As of January 12, 2021 (refer to pg. 12)

Church ARCC - Resources to help reduce communicable diseases in churches


For A Lead Pastor

Reopening The Church? Things For Church Leaders To Consider - A thorough resource created by the PAOC & EOND. 

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services - Guidance on health and safety for places of worship. 

Passing The Plate During Physical Distancing - A quick guide by CCCC to electronic giving & alternatives to the offering plate.

Framework For Reopening Our Province - A document offered by the Province of Ontario. 

ReOpening Church: Leading After COVID-19 - A series of resources and webinars hosted by Vanderbloemen. 

The Senior Pastor's Guide to Re-Opening by Church Fuel

COVID-19 Guidance for Re-opening Places of Worship by Toronto Public Health

Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies - Government of Ontario

Reopen.Church - A simple registration form that distributes people across multiple services and rooms. 

COVID-19 Advice: Religious Services, Rites or Ceremonies by The Ministry of Health

Covid-19 Guidance for Places of Worship by Ottawa Public Health (June 20, 2020)

Ontario Church & Re-Opening Guidance by the CCCC

Google Forms - A free online form creator to help you gather information from your congregants. 


Drive-In Church

How To Use An FM Transmitter for Drive-In Church (video)

Drive-In Church Setup (video)

Here are three options of FM transmitters - planetdjamazon or retekess


For A Children's Pastor

How To Reopen Your Children's Ministry After Covid - An article offering suggestions regarding the re-gather of children's ministry. 

What Should Our Church Consider When Reopening Our Children’s Ministry? by 9Marks

ReOpening Churches: Leading Children & Family Ministry After COVID-19 - A webinar of children's ministry leaders across the USA. 

Considerations For Reopening Your Kids Ministry by Lifeway

What’s Next: Health and Safety for Your Church’s Kids Ministry by Orange Kids

Operational Guidance During Covid-19 Outbreak - Child Care Re-Opening by Ministry of Education

Ministry of Health Covid-19 Guidance: Summer Day Camps by Ministry of Health

Ontario Helping Parents Return to Work by the Province of Ontario

Temporary Police On Transitions From A Pandemic by Plan To Protect ($29.99)


For A Youth Pastor

3 Considerations For Opening Your Student Ministry by Lifeway

Temporary Police On Transitions From A Pandemic by Plan To Protect ($29.99)


As you meet and connect with your church family online, we hope these resources are helpful.

  • 90 days free due to Covid-19

  • Encoder box or download encoding software on computer

  • Distributes streaming to Vimeo, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and other platforms

  • Upload pre-recorded sermon at a set time

  • Free to use

  • Takes your live stream from Facebook or YouTube and places it on the Free Online Church platform

  • Includes Bible and sermon notes

  • Free to use

  • Embed your third-party streaming code (Facebook, YouTube, etc.) in the Church Online Platform and start broadcasting

  • Bible, chat and hosting tools

Facebook Live

Instagram Live

  • Ability to go live on Instagram

  • Able to invite another Instagram user to share their video on the live

  • Ability to save live to phone or share to IGTV

Instagram IGTV

  • Post pre-recorded video to Instagram

  • If it is under 10 minute you can upload from the app. If it is longer than 10 minutes you will need to upload from a desktop on or Facebook Creator Studio. 

Zoom (

  • Live video call

  • Free membership (with some limitations) available

  • Ability to join internet or by phone

  • Ability to divide group into small discussion groups

  • Recording Training Videos

YouVersion Bible App

  • Download the app, start a Bible study and invite friends

YouTube Live

CCLI Licensing - With the Church Streaming License, you can legally webcast your services, including the worship music beyond your four walls.

The Ultimate Coronavirus Guide for Churches

Video: Help for churches with online streaming, coaching & video production - Jonathan Smith

FAQs: Answering Tech Questions Pastors Are Asking

Video: Take Your Church Online In 24 Hours

Video: Launching Online Ministry

Video Pastor Quick Tips

Free worship sets from Rend Collective

Ten Ways To Keep Your Church Healthy & Discipled During the Outbreak

RightNow Media - On demand Biblical contact with share with congregants. 

Pro Church Tools - Free resources to help you and your church shift to online communication.

10 Biggest Streaming Churches And The Software They Use


As the church navigates being digital, finances can be an added stress. Here are a few resources.



Online Giving Options That Provide Tax Receipts

Planning Centre Online Giving

Paypal Giving Fund

Canada Helps


Other Online Giving Options

Lifeway Generosity


Push Pay

Square Up

Emenant *PAOC has an agreement*

Consider e-transfers or text to pay



Other Resources

Passing The Plate During Physical Distancing by the Canadian Council of Christian Charities

A Charity’s Guide to Canada’s COVID-19 Governmental Supports and Programs

Video: How Your Church Can Survive Financially - John Albiston

3 Types of Online Givers to Reach During the COVID-19 Outbreak

6 Mistakes To Avoid With Online Giving

Conducting Electronic Business Meetings


We hope these resources serve you well.


Alpha Online – How to run Alpha Online along with Alpha’s Webinar series on helping you take your Alpha and Youth Alpha online and impact your church and community.

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

COVID-19 Checklist for Small Churches

Covid-19 Church Summit - You can join a two-day digital summit (that was held on March 26 & 27, 2020) for churches and church leaders responding to Covid-19 hosted by the Nation Association of Evangelicals (USA) and the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College and National Association of Evangelicals. 

Preparing Your Church Webinar - Preparing your church for Coronavirus. Join Jamie Aten and Kent Annan from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College, in partnership with the National Association of Evangelicals (USA), each Friday at noon. 

Coronavirus & The Church - Trusted resources for churches from leading experts. 

Response Kit - Download our response kit offered by Church Fuel to learn how you can lead well, what tools to use, and how to communicate effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic (and beyond). 

Assemblies of God (US) Resources

What Will The Post-Coronavirus Church Look Like? 

My Top 7 Rules For Leading A Digital Team - Carey Nieuwhof

How To Lead Through Crisis - 7 session online course lead by Carey Nieuwhof

EOND Children's Ministry Connect Resources

EOD Youth Channel Resources

Government Article on Annual Meetings of Federal Corporations