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

  • A Zoom Meetup for Spiritual Leaders During COVID-19
    Tuesday, April 7  •  10:00-11:15 am (Eastern)  •  via Zoom
    Join in a Zoom meetup with guests Rev. Katie Holicky, an Episcopal priest and trained spiritual director; and Rev. Holly Morrison, a UCC pastor and farmer with Celtic roots; along with Rev. Nicole Diroff and Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill of The BTS Center.
  • Faith Leaders Online Prayer Huddle
    Wednesday, April 8 (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

Click here to watch recordings of our past Zoom meetups:


Podcast Episodes