What the EFCA’s North Central District in Minnesota Communicated to Their Churches Regarding Governor’s Tim Walz’s “Stay at Home” Order

This post is preserving what the EFCA’s North Central District communicated to its churches about following Minnesota’s Governor stay at home order. This is a brief post. 

“Law is order, and good law is good order.”

Aristotle

“Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?”[a]

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:55-57 NIV

This blog has been busy writing about the COVID-19 pandemic and evangelicalism. The North Central District’s Brian Farone communicated how churches were impacted for the stay at home order that the Minnesota Governor issued. You can read the post below. This brief post is documenting and preserving this aspect of history. You can read the original order on the NCD blog. It’s called, “Coronavirus: Impact of “Stay at Home” Order for NCD Church Leaders.


Coronavirus: Impact of “Stay at Home” Order for NCD Church Leaders

Dear NCD Pastors and Church Leaders,

Today, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued an emergency executive order directing Minnesotans to stay at home. Many of you may be wondering how this order impacts your church, especially related to using your church facility to produce online worship services. The Governor’s executive order includes the following exemption for faith leaders and workers:

Faith leaders and workers. This category includes officials, workers, and leaders in houses of worship and other places of religious expression or fellowship, wherever their services may be needed. This category also includes workers necessary to plan, record, and distribute online or broadcast content to community members.” – Emergency Order 20-20 Section 6v

You can read the text of the executive order here.

Please reach out to our NCD staff if you would like assistance in thinking through how this order impacts your local church.

In Christ,

Brian Farone | District Superintendent | North Central District