How can churches serve and partner with their respective communities during the pandemic?

Author and consultant Colbey Sparkman says that it requires identifying needs and creating new rhythms. This session covers how churches can pivot family and children’s ministries in this moment as well as practical tips and creative ideas for building new family rhythms and serving together.

In a time that can be isolating for many, Colbey encourages churches to be intentional in ministering to children and families not only in the church, but also in the surrounding community. Using examples from her own experience, she shares advice on how churches can pivot to help during the pandemic, including being aware of things families are needing, keeping lines of communication open, and maintaining relationships. Watch this video for tips on how to build new rhythms within the family and the church to serve others.

This video is part of the COVID-19 Church Online Summit presented by the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College and the National Association of Evangelicals.
Colbey Penton Sparkman, M. Div., serves as a professional consultant and writer, helping people discover their strengths and work more effectively with others. She is the co-author of Team-Building Activities for the Digital Age: Using Technology to Develop Effective Groups. Visit