Other Resources

February 22, 2022 – Blog Article —  Dr. Mike Wood Daly:  Covid and the New Open-Door Policy

January 27, 2022 – Article — Peggy Hahn:  Three Things to Make Your Day Less Grumpy

December 9, 2021 – Article — Corin Pilling:  Exploring Our Mental Wellbeing This Advent

November 22, 2021 – Article — Susan Beaumont:  Innovating Into an Unknown Future

November 22, 2021 – Article — Joel Thiessen:  How Might Churches Flourish After the Pandemic

November 18, 2021 – Blog — Prepare/Enrich:  How Gratitude Helps Fend Off Fights

October 5, 2021 – AHS Post by Top Alberta Medical Educators and Professionals:  Facts – the only cure for epidemic vaccine misinformation

September 29, 2021 – Article — Jon Anderson:  Sustainable Small Town and Rural Ministry

September 15, 2021 – Blog — Sarah Bentley Allred:  A Gentle Regathering:  Practical Resources for Tending to Grief and Loss

August 12, 2021 – Article — Michael Binder:  Pastors and Churches Ask, “Now What?”

June 21, 2021 – Article — Katie Langston:  Are Digital Communities Church?

June 9, 2021 – Article — Susan Beaumont:  From Decision Making to Discernment

May 17, 2021 – Toolkit for Grief  developed by the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, Community Development Learning Initiative, and Community Health Promotion Services

April 27, 2021 – Article — Diana Butler Bass:  Religion After Pandemic

April 20, 2021 – Article — Susan Beaumont:  Getting on the Same Page Now

February 26, 2021 – Article — Alan Roxburgh:  Where are We Going?  What’s Next?

January 11, 2021 – Article – Susan Beaumont:  Planning in a Liminal Season

December 8, 2020 – Guidance for virtual AGMs in The Synod of Alberta and the Territories

December 4, 2020 – Anglican Diocese of Montreal:  Practical tips for effective digital ministry

December 3, 2020 – Ecumenical Interfaith COVID-19 Statement

Blog – ELCA – Chad Fothergill — How Silently the Wondrous Gift is Given

Article – Susan Nienaber — Crisis Fatigue:  Using Metaphors to Cope

Article – Rev. Alan Roxburgh – The Mood of our Moment:  Grief and Trauma

Article – Stephen Ministries – Caring for Grieving People during the COVID-19 Crisis

Article – Laura Stephens-Reed – The Coming Tidal Wave of Pastoral Departures

Article – Susan Beaumont – 10 Questions to Ask Now

Article – Susan Beaumont – Five Assumptions Failing Us Now

Article – Journal of Missional Practice – Renewing the Covenant:  Churches and the Building of Local Relationships

Article – Archbishop Mark MacDonald – As a Way Decays, a New Way Appears

Article – Rev. Dr. Rachael A. Keefe – Ten Ways to be a Lifesaving Church During This Pandemic

Article – Tim Thompson – Ministry Without Maps:  How do you navigate in a time of change and chaos?

Article – Carey Nieuwhof – Should You Close Your Church After Reopening? Rethinking Your Church Growth Strategy

Article – Carey Nieuwhof – 5 Specific Ways the Current Approach to Church Seems Badly Outdated

Article – Sean Baker – Eight Things for Church Leaders to Consider as Things Re-open

Article – John Dobbs – The Coming Pastoral Crash

Article – Chuck Lawless – 8 Words of Encouragement for Weary Pastors

Article – Carey Nieuwhof – When Your Church Reopens, What Will be Left and Who Will Still Come? Some Thoughts.  

Article – Andrew Stephens-Rennie – 5 Questions Your Congregation Should be Asking in this Pandemic

Collection of Articles – Heidi A. Campbell, Editor – The Distanced Church: Reflections on Doing Church Online

The Blank Slate – 8 Steps to prepare for Post COVID-19 – video, slides

Tony Morgan – Reality Check: “I’m Not Seeing an End Anytime Soon.”

Tony Morgan – 7 Shifts Churches Need to Make because of Coronavirus

Leadership Article – Susan Beaumont – April 20, 2020 – Finding Our New Normal

The Blank Slate, Tony Morgan, Susan Beaumont – Powerpoint slides for the Post-COVID-19 World

Leadership Arcticle – Gianpiero Petriglieri – The Psychology Behind Effective Crisis Leadership

Book – Susan Beaumont – How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Leading in a Liminal Season

ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance – Managing Anxiety During COVID-19

ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance – Strategies for Supporting Children During COVID-19

ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance – Healthy Habit Log

ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance – Mindful Breathing Tips

ABT SYNOD CARE Ministry Team – Dr. Dianne Kieren – Grieving in Place

ABT SYNOD CARE Ministry Team – Dr. Dianne Kieren – Maintaining your Mental Health Support Team in Isolation

Congregational Consulting Group – Agenda Items for Your Board This Summer

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta – free counselling services and resources

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries – free downloadable resources

Santuary Mental Health Ministries – Mental Health Week – Faith, Grief and COVID-19: A Conversation

Santuary Mental Health Ministries – Mental Health Week – Sanctuary Stories: FacebookTwitterInstagram

Canadian Mental Health Services – mental health week

Alberta Health Services – daily updates

Alberta Health Services – fact sheet – faith-based organizations

GSI – Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EFAP) provider – Tips for Coping with the Coronavirus

GSI – Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EFAP) provider – Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic