DULUTH — Due to high interest in Governor Brian Kemp’s signing a statewide shelter-in-place order, the Georgia Baptist Mission Board will host a webinar at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning with his office.
The order goes into effect today and ends April 13. It was announced by Kemp in a Wednesday afternoon press conference at Liberty Plaza in front of the state capitol in Atlanta and hours after a Georgia Baptist-hosted webinar for pastors with Brad Hughes, the governor’s director of Field Operations and chairman of the Georgia Baptist Public Affairs Committee.
Titled “What does the Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Order mean for my Church?”, the webinar will cover questions like:
- Will we be able to come on-site to produce online services?
- Will we be able to do drive-in church?
- Will we be able to continue social ministries at the church and from the church?
- Will we be able to assemble in groups of ten or under for any purpose in the church?
- Will pastors who live outside of the state be able to cross back into Georgia to get to their offices?
- Will pastors and staff be able to come to their church office to meet with their staff if they maintain social distancing?
Attendees can join by computer or phone by clicking this link at or just before 9:30 a.m. To join by phone, dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
+1 (312) 626-6799
+1 (646) 876-9923
+1 (346) 248-7799
+1 669 900 6833
+1 253 215 8782, or
+1 301 715 8592 and use Webinar ID: 930 291 190.
Mike Griffin, Georgia Baptist Public Affairs representative, said he expects the recommendations to be reasonable and reflect the requirements stated earlier by Kemp. “In particular,” said Griffin, “I was encouraged by him including Joshua 1:9 in his closing remarks yesterday. ‘Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.’”
Scott Barkley serves as editor of The Christian Index.