Updated: Aug. 13, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many hardships, even to those in the church: fear, guilt, financial strain, anger, exhaustion.
As part of its Making Disciples for Life initiative, this Bible study series from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod addresses these various trials in light of God’s Word and promises for us.
Make use of these studies with your congregation or small group, or use them for individual study.
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Guilt and Fear
“Coping With Fear” — By Rev. Lance O’Donnell
“Finding Balance and Perspective in the Ministry” — By Rev. Dr. Tyler Arnold
“The Worker is Worthy of His Hire” — By Rev. Heath Curtis
“Serving Justified” — By Rev. Sean Daenzer
Stress & Resilience
“Church Workers and Father Confessors” — By Rev. Dr. Brian Saunders
“Anger: A Biblical Perspective” — By Rev. Dr. Steven Hokana
“Caring for Those With Depression” — By Rev. Todd Peperkorn
“Compassion Fatigue: Serving Our Lord Faithfully Without Burning Out” — By Rev. Dr. Rick Marrs
“Leadership Through Conflict” — By By Rev. Michael Moreno
“Where is My Church?” — By Rev. Dr. Jamison Hardy
“Courage in A Time of Crisis” — By Rev. Dr. Adam Koontz
“Making Critical Decision as a Congregation” — By Rev. David Fleming
“Ministry After Pandemic” — By Rev. Dr. Steven Schave
“Witnessing After COVID-19: Ending the Isolation” — By Rev. Dr. Mark Wood
To find more resources related to the pandemic, visit the ever-expanding Making Disciples for Life Internet Resource Center at makingdisciples.lcms.org.