Coronavirus: Encouragement and Guidance for NCD Churches (March 13, 2020)

Brothers and Sisters of the NCD,

I am writing to share a brief word of encouragement and provide some initial guidance for our NCD family of churches.

First, please remember that our God is faithful, compassionate, powerful, and good. Moreover, the gospel of Jesus Christ and indwelling power of the Holy Spirit guard us in the midst of trouble and enable us to serve in times just like this.

Next, our NCD team recommends two primary sources of information for you.

At this time, we do not have specific recommendations regarding your corporate worship gatherings. We encourage each NCD congregation to consider their response in light of the most current information, the uniqueness of your specific ministry context, the makeup of your congregation (with special consideration given to those who are most at risk), and the community around your church. You can find more information at

Finally, please reach out to anyone on our NCD team if you need perspective, personal support or additional guidance. We can help you think through specific questions, plan for how to care for your staff and continue discerning next steps. You can find a list of NCD staff members here.  We are always here to serve you in any way we can.

In Christ,

Brian Farone | District Superintendent| North Central District