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Webinar: Preparing your church for coronavirus

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As organizations of all sizes respond to coronavirus now and what it may bring in the future, churches must make preparations too. Research has shown that in times of crisis, such as the current outbreak, people will turn to faith communities for support, but these ministries are often unprepared.

Join Jamie Aten, Ph.D., and Kent Annan, M.Div, from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College, in partnership with the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), each Friday at noon to learn about how to prepare your church for coronavirus. In these weekly webinars, we will be sharing research, resources and essential tools that will help keep your congregation safe as this public health crisis unfolds. You’ll also gain insights into how to address the fear and anxiety that many people currently feel.

Register to receive access to the ongoing webinar series and additional updates from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute.

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Jamie D. Aten, Ph.D., is founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) and Blanchard Chair of Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is a disaster psychologist and disaster ministry expert. His latest books include the Disaster Ministry Handbook (InterVarsity Press) and A Walking Disaster: What Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience (Templeton Press). In 2016, he received the FEMA Community Preparedness Champion award at the White House. Find Jamie on Twitter at @drjamieaten.

Kent Annan, M.Div, is director of Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute and cofounder of Haiti Partners, a nonprofit focused on education in Haiti. He also serves on the board of directors of the Equitas Group, a philanthropic foundation focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. Find Kent on Twitter at @kentannan.

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