Upon communicating with local health officials and heeding advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many churches and Christian concerts have made the difficult decision of canceling events until further notice. See below for a roundup.
1. The Potter's House is postponing absolutely all church activities, per an update on Bishop T.D. Jakes' website. However, services will be livestreamed on various mediums such as YouTube, to be watched at home.
2. Jentezen Franklin announced on his Instagram that all of Free Chapel's campuses will be closed on Sunday, March 15. Services will be available online, via livestream, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., here: freechapel.org/live.
3. The Belonging Co is also canceling all public gatherings and services on Sunday, March 15, and Tuesday, March 17, to honor the request of Mayor John Cooper. People can watch Pastor David McCracken via livestream online Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. CST, and 4 p.m. CST. Tuesday's service will be livestreamed at 7:30 p.m. CST here: thebelongingco.churchonline.org/.
4. Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, is also canceling services Sunday, March 15. Services will still be available on Facebook Live, YouTube, Roku, AppleTV, Osteen's and Lakewood Church's websites.
5. Life.Church will livestream services here: live.life.church. Pastor Craig Groeschel, who previously self-quarantined due to being in contact with people who tested positive for COVID-19, posted an update on his Instagram. He will share a special message about living without fear during these uncertain times.
1. Beth Moore is moving her Tuesday night "Living Proof Night" to livestream on March 17. Anyone can join online at 7 p.m. CST via her ministry's Facebook page
2. Hillsong's Colour Conference 2020 is postponing its 2020 events in Los Angeles, California, and New York until 2021. All registrations for those locations in 2020 will automatically transfer to the Colour 2021 events.
3. Joyce Meyer's Austin, Texas, conference is postponed and will be rescheduled in 2021, per the ministry's website.
4. The Send conference in Argentina isn't being canceled, but postponed to a later date due to the coronavirus. However, the conference in Kansas City is still set to go on as planned in October 2020, but an official date is yet to be confirmed. Additionally, beginning Monday, March 16, a special event on Instagram will be available. Search @TheSend for livestreamed moments of prayer through Sunday, March 22.
1. Tauren Wells' remaining 10 shows in his Hits Deep Tour are canceled.
2. Only Jesus Tour featuring Matthew West and Casting Crowns is postponed until April 9.
3. David Crowder announced on Instagram that Winter Jam is canceling its shows in Louisville, Chicago, Cincinnati and Chattanooga.