Creativity, Compassion, and the Coronavirus

In this time of social distancing, fear, and great uncertainty, faith communities are more important than ever, but let's be honest: this current Coronavirus crisis stresses and stretches faith leaders in unique ways.

The BTS Center is teaming up with the podcast Reports from the Spiritual Frontier to release a podcast series, some online meet-ups, and other resources to support and equip faith leaders for this particular moment.

We are spending a good deal of time talking with faith leaders about ministry during COVID-19:  how to move your communities to a digital space, how to stay spiritually grounded in the midst of the anxiety that swirls around us, and how you can best love your neighbors during this time of social isolation and fear, among other timely topics.

Listen to the podcast, consisting of short, 20-minute conversations — links are posted below — and return often to this page for additional resources and online meet-up opportunities.

Online Events

  • Faith Leaders Online Prayer Huddle
    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (and following Wednesdays)  •  9:00-9:45 am (Eastern)  •  via Zoom

    Join us for this informal online prayer huddle for faith leaders utilizing the Zoom platform — an opportunity to bring our gratitude and our concerns into a sacred space, among compassionate colleagues, for prayer and mutual support.  
    Facebook Event  /  Zoom link  /  Email for more information  

  • The Future of Faith Communities After COVID-19
    Thursday, June 11, 2020  •  2:00-3:15 pm (Eastern)  •  via Zoom
    Join us for a frank and hopeful discussion about all the opportunities and challenges that face our pandemic-shaped faith communities with Kenda Creasy-Dean, Professor of Youth, Church, and Culture at Princeton Theological School, and Paul Nixon, founder of the Epicenter Group and author of I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church.
    Learn more and register here.

Click here to watch recordings of our past Zoom meetups:


Reports From the Spiritual Frontier
Podcast Episodes