Church Resources to Help Navigate COVID-19

Posted by Jon VerLee on March 13, 2020

At Breeze, our mission is -- and will always be -- to serve churches well.

We know churches around the world are facing tough decisions on how to best serve their attendees amidst the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

As your church works to navigate these challenges, we want to support you however we can. Below are a few resources we hope will be helpful to your church as you walk through these tough decisions.

 

Free Text Limit Increase within Breeze

For the months of March and April, all churches using Breeze will receive a free monthly text limit increase from 250 to 2,500. (This includes all messages sent between March 1 to April 30.) We pray this helps you more rapidly communicate with your church during this time, without worrying about unplanned expenses.


Templates for Communication

To help you communicate service plans with your congregation, we’ve drafted email and text message templates. Consider using them as a starting point and edit to best serve your church’s needs.

Email Template

Due to public health concerns, the church leadership team has made the decision to suspend on-site services starting Sunday, March 15th through the end of March. This decision is not made out of fear, but with wisdom, discernment, and mindfulness.
 
The safety of you and your loved ones during this time is important to us, and so in lieu of meeting in person, we will instead live stream services on our Facebook page. 
 
During this time of unrest, we will continue to reach out and share the power and love of Jesus, and are thankful to have you as part of our community. 
 
For specific prayer requests, please email xxxx. 
For inquiries about necessary church support services, please call xxxx 
To give online, please visit xxxx.
 
Thank you for your prayers, patience and perseverance. We will post future updates on our website and Facebook page.

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7


Text Message Template

Due to COVID-19, we are suspending on-site services starting Sunday, March 15th through the end of March. Visit our Facebook page for continued updates.


Voice Message Communication

If you’re looking for ways to communicate to your attendees beyond text and email, PastorsLine may be a great tool to consider. With PastorsLine you can record a voice message and send it out to all your church attendees. The message will play when the recipient answers the call or direct to their voicemail if they don’t pick up.

How to Live Stream Your Sermon

If you’re thinking through how to share a sermon with your church membership, you may want to consider live streaming to your church’s Facebook page. We hope the following resource will be helpful in walking you through live streaming for the first time.

Livebar

Our Breeze team created Livebar as a free, easy-to-install banner for your church website, helping your members know where to go for streaming weekend services. It's fully customizable, counts down to your next service time, and links directly to your live stream.

Giving 

We know many churches rely on their attendee’s giving in order to operate. If your church needs to temporarily suspend in-person services, and are discussing setting up online giving, here are several excellent options to consider.

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