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BGAV Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, churches around the world are finding new, creative ways to be the Church. Whether your church is tech-savvy or doesn’t even have an email address, there are resources to help you and your congregation navigate this unprecedented time as a family of faith.

Re-gathering Guidance as Virginia Enters Phase Three

Gov. Northam announced on June 23 that on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the Commonwealth of Virginia will enter Phase Three of reopening, which includes specific requirements and guidelines for religious services. View those specific guidelines here.

Re-gathering Considerations for Virginia During Phase Two

On Friday, June 5, 2020, the Commonwealth of Virginia entered Phase Two of reopening, during which churches are allowed to meet inside at 50% capacity with strict adherence to the guidelines listed on page 37 of the document linked here. Click here for information about steps to consider as your church makes decisions about re-gathering in person.

Please use the sidebar menu to explore the numerous resources we have compiled for you and your church to use as we continue to worship “together” during this time of social distancing and gradual re-gathering.

Access the latest general information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control.

Ways You Can Respond and/or Request Help

Complete any or all of the forms below as indicated, and we will respond as is appropriate.

My church would like to apply for a BGAV grant of up to $1,000
to help our community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apply Now

I have a story to share about how we are responding
in our church/community to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Share a Story

I would like to add my name/my church to the list of state volunteers and/or sites willing and able to respond to COVID-19-related needs in my community.
Add My Name

I would like to request prayer and/or a personal contact from a chaplain.
Submit a Request

Donate to Our COVID-19 Response!
Give to help BGAV volunteers and churches responding to COVID-19 with grants to support local church ministries and with other response-related ministry opportunities as they arise.
Donate Now