Church Regathering Guidelines (COVID-19 Resource Roundup)


We are two months into ministering during a pandemic. Some ACNA congregations have now regathered on Sundays for a few weeks. Others anticipate regathering over the summer or even waiting until the fall. The novelty of digital ministry has worn off, but we also see ongoing opportunities.

Looking back at the past week, there were a number of ACNA webinars, more resources on adaptive leadership, and we see more attention given to specific ministry areas. We also heard from Ed Stetzer during our webinar that we should be looking at mid-June to see the results of the earliest re-openings in states like Texas and Georgia. This should help guide our planning through the rest of 2020 and beyond. Many churches are in a holding pattern right now before announcing regathering plans.


Webinars Around the ACNA (Videos Below)

Adaptive Leadership

  • Andy Crouch and the team at the Praxis Institute have guidance on Designing for a Different Future.
  • Anglican Compass posted a book review  Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory.
  • Related Resource – Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains, has a new blog post up about Christian Leadership in Highly Anxious Times.
  • Similarly, the Telos Collective has a conversation about leading into an uncertain future.
  • We continually remind Anglican leaders to pick up a copy of David Roseberry’s book The Rector and the Vestry.  These times…especially during these times…the relationship between the Rector and the Vestry is crucial.  Several bishops have ordered this book in bulk for every Rector in their diocese. Many Rectors have ordered in bulk for their church Vestries. Amazon has it here. If you want the bulk rate ($12.00 per copy over six copies), please write Carol (AT)

Specific Ministries

Webinar Videos

Here’s the recording of our webinar with Ed Stetzer.

And here’s the recording of the American Anglican Council’s webinar with Archbishop Foley Beach.

This is the seventh COVID-19 Resource Roundup from the Evergreen Project Team. Each is intended as a stand-alone collection of resources to encourage the Body of Christ and equip Anglican leaders.

The Evergreen Project is an ACNA effort led by Canon David Roseberry of LeaderWorks. Archbishop Foley Beach and Canon Alan Hawkins have tasked the team along with Canon Phil Ashey and the American Anglican Council to collect, create, and curate resources to help ACNA congregations in this unique time. We want to help by pointing busy pastors and ministry leaders to things we are finding helpful amidst the vast amount of content being produced and published right now.

Do you have a resource or story to share?

Our point of contact for each week’s Resource Roundup is the Rev. Daniel Adkinson – danieladkinson [AT]


Daniel Adkinson

Daniel Adkinson serves as the founding rector of St. Thomas Anglican Church in Athens, Georgia, where he lives with his wife, Holly, and two children.

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