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Planning for the future

Here we share some information to help you prepare for the future, as restrictions begin to be eased.

If you have come across other resources which you've found helpful as you plan ahead, please share them with us.

About SpecialistTeams SupportS Coronavirus: Guidance on re-opening Baptist church buildings
Our guidance has been updated to reflect the introduction of National Lockdowns in England and Wales
About SpecialistTeams SupportS Risk assessment template prior to re-opening a Baptist church building
Your key legal requirement prior to re-opening is to carry out a risk assessment
About SpecialistTeams Ministri Coronavirus: Guidance on church worship
Guidance for churches following the Government's latest announcements.
Posters Coronavirus posters
A number of posters are available to download and print out to use around your church building, to help keep people safe.
About SpecialistTeams FAST Sample Posters for Baptist Churches
Posters to download and print out to use around your church building, to help keep people safe
Stained glass800 Scenario planning for an unknown future
Baptist minister Darren Blaney highlights a simple planning tool to enable churches to consider different scenarios and gain useful insights as we emerge from lockdown.
Hope What will your church look like after lockdown?
Our partner Hope15:13 (an initiative of Pinner Baptist Church) has produced this simple resource based around 14 questions churches can use to facilitate reflection and discussion
AnthonyCollins Churches – time to open the doors safely?
Guidance from Anthony Collins solicitors for church leaders who are thinking about how to reopen their church building safely, once Government restrictions are lifted
AndyGlover Should Church Buildings Ever Open Again?
Andy Glover is a Baptist minister at HBC Chester.  He asks, 'Everything has changed in recent weeks… including for the Church.  Should it mean change for our buildings too?'
ReImaginingOurFuture Re-imagining our Future
South Wales Baptist Association Moderator Peter Idris Taylor asks the question: If we were starting from scratch: what would church gatherings look like, how would we use buildings, at what times would we meet, and why?
Hope Prayer Walk Your High Street
As our nation moves out of lockdown, we have a dynamic ministry to perform: praying for our local area and in particular the heart of our community, the high street!  Hope 15:13 has put together some guidelines and a downloadable resource sheet to help you pray for your high street.
DistributedChurch Distributed Church Webinars
A series of webinars exploring key themes from contextual mission and the lessons they offer to the wider church beyond lockdown
ChangingChurch EA Changing Church
The Evangelical Alliance's research, ideas, tools and resources to help you face the challenges and opportunities of the pandemic.
URC NewNormal Ready for the 'New Normal'
This discussion paper for a pandemic recovery and resumption plan  has been produced by the United Reformed Church
URC NewReality New Reality, same mission: A stimulus to renewed community engagement as we emerge from the pandemic
This companion booklet to 'Ready for the new normal' uses questions in that paper as its starting-point.  It offers a process for exploring questions of community presence and engagement and social justice in these challenging times and developing new priorities for mission and ministry.
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