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Coronavirus Resources Page

KANSAS DISTRICT 

 

VISITING THE DISTRICT OFFICE?

On November 12, the Shawnee County Health Department issued a new order updating definitions and capacity restrictions in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the county. The order remains in effect until December 14 unless renewed, rescinded, or superseded by another order. During this time, the Kansas District Office will be staffed, but it will be closed to visitors unless previous arrangements have been made. Consistent with guidance for employers, staff members will have the option of working from home. When in the building, guidelines for social distancing and masks will be observed.

COVID-19 Soliders of the Cross Response Initiative

The Kansas District is pleased to be partnering with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) in the COVID-19 Soldiers of the Cross (SOC) Response Initiative, which will provide a limited number of grants to rostered workers and other eligible individuals who have suffered a financial setback due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re eligible and need assistance, we encourage you to apply for a grant.

The application process begins at the district level. If you’re interested in applying, contact our district grant administrator, Rev. Dan Galchutt, at dangalchutt@kslcms.org or 785-357-4441, ext. 222.

SOC Flyer

SOC Grant Application

FOR EDUCATORS

Guidance to School Districts Regarding COVID-19 (Kansas)

PRESIDENT’S LETTERS 

Return to the Lord Your God (September 2020)

Pastoral Statement on Masking (September 2020)

SYNOD PARTNERS
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For information on the CARES Act, HR questions, and more

Lutheran Service Builder
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Offering a variety of financial resources, including the Joyful Response online stewardship program.

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

STREAMING/RECORDING

3 Basic Tips for Better Church Service Videos
In this short video, LCMS pastor Tyrel Bramwell provides very practical tips to keep your church videos looking—and sounding—sharp.

LCMS
Livestream Your Church Service with Just a Smartphone

Concordia Technology Solutions
“How to Livestream Worship” (camcorder-oriented)

Michigan District
Video and Livestream Options (12-minute video)

Facebook
Going Live on Facebook: Best Practices

Premiere a Recorded Video as “Live”

ONLINE GIVING

Getting the Online Giving Moment Right
If you’re new to recorded church services, and your members are new to online giving, take eight minutes to check out this video.

LCMS Stewardcast: Electronic Giving

Blog Post: Digital Solutions During SocialDistancing (Worship/Online Giving)

LCEF Joyful Response
LCEF offers e-tithing and e-tuition payments through the Joyful Response program, a stewardship resource for LCMS congregations, schools and registered service organizations (RSOs). If you are currently enrolled in Joyful Response, you will be automatically upgraded to the Giving + program. To move ahead, read this overview letter; click the links for the LCEF application and Vanco enrollment form.

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