Following member feedback in our recent conference survey and a close review of Florida’s reopen phasing, The Church Network Board has made the difficult decision NOT to hold an in-person conference in Florida July 8-11, 2020. The TCN staff and Board are quickly working to pivot to a virtual event to be held July 8-10, 2020. Over the next two weeks details will emerge and we urge you to hold these dates so you can be a part of this unprecedented event. Please see the TCN Conference site for details.
Social distancing and "stay at home" measures have been extended through May 15 in many communities. Other are opening in various phases. Understanding and news reports about the COVID-19 Coronavirus are changing hourly and continue to create unclear and confusing messages. Like all of you, TCN staff and Board are monitoring reliable sources and best practices for response. We will react to the fluid nature of the situation but will work to continue life plans and our support of our members.
With the new CDC guidelines for no group meetings larger than 10, most of our local chapters have canceled meetings. Most areas have a "stay at home" or "stay in place" order. We urge you to follow you local leaders' direction. If you have not connected with your local group reach out to the chapter leadership. If you are not in an area with a local chapter check in with a few church administrative leaders near you.
We have partnered with ten groups to bring some training and support to local church leaders. You can learn more here.
Replay for previous seminar are available on the TCN elab.
We will pass along resources as they emerge. Please share with us resources as you create and find them. We all pray for better and clearer understanding as we seek to respond as a faith community to this crisis.
Phill Martin, CEO