Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

As Tennessee moves forward in response to COVID-19, faith-based and community organizations are looking for resources to help navigate this unfamiliar situation. The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Organizations will update this page with resources to provide guidance. Please contact us if you have questions.

Guidance for Gathering together in Houses of Worship.

We know that congregations are eager to gather again to worship, sing and pray. As leaders, however, your wisdom and insight are critical to protecting your flock at this time. We strongly encourage you to prayerfully consider the health implications of coming together in your house of worship as the COVID-19 virus is still present throughout the state of Tennessee. Some faith communities have had to close their doors again as outbreaks occurred among their members after reopening.

Faith Leader Resource Book

The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives has put together resources to help pastors and faith community leaders navigate personal, financial, congregational, legal, and disaster issues. In addition to the stresses we are feeling related to COVID-19, many groups are also under pressure due to tornadoes that have impacted counties across the state.