Category: Connections News

For Some Churches, Tech Upgrade Plans On Track, Rising

With many churches being dealt the gut punch of closing for in-house services for about 3 months, some churches have discovered new upgrade needs in 2020.

Recognizing and Preventing Depression During COVID-19

In a time where every person has been impacted by COVID-19, how can we provide mental support and care for not only ourselves, but to those around us?

Churches Adjust Quickly With Solutions to Stay Connected

Across the country, churches were left to find alternatives to in-person live worship services in early March, as a vast number of states instituted stay-at-home orders in response to the spread of COVID-19, preventing houses of worship from hosting congregations for much of three months.

A Guide To Safely Reopening Church Facilities

From parking lots and restrooms to common areas and worship, GFF Architect’s Church Works Studio offers guidelines for managing a safe and healthy environment for returning congregants.

Developing a Conference Program During a Pandemic

By Stephanie Lippi Six months ago, I would have laughed at you if you had told me I would be helping to put together a national conference for church leaders and volunteers. I would have laughed even harder if you had said there would be a pandemic in the midst of my endeavors. Yet, here…
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10 Resilient Church Design Trends

By Alison Istnick This year began with promise. Businesses and individuals anticipated reaping the benefits of a surging economy and one of the lowest unemployment rates in recent history. Now, almost five months into 2020, the COVID19 pandemic has radically changed the landscape of society, affecting every single person. The second half of 2020 has…
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Best Practices for Church Disinfecting

Church facilities who can show and maintain diligent sanitation practices will better manage an indefinite period of transition to a new normal. By Alison Istnick In upcoming weeks and months, our states, cities and local communities will begin lifting stay at home restrictions as non-essential businesses start reopening. Fluid social distancing mandates will affect how…
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