Loving Our Schools Amidst COVID-19

COVID-19 is affecting families across Greater Houston. As we care for our own families, let’s continue to love our local schools in Jesus’ name, even if it’s online or at a distance for now! We’ve shared some ideas below based on our conversations with school district leaders, but check in with your specific school and ask what would be helpful for them specifically. (We can help connect you with a school!)

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  • Following CDC guidelines, offer church facilities as learning centers* for students who need Internet access or adult supervision.

  • Donate devices or hotspots so that students can complete their schoolwork.

  • Example: Ecclesia Clear Lake (Technocycle)

  • Ensure teachers have the supplies they need now and throughout the year.

  • Record short appreciation videos to share with the school on a regular basis, e.g. one per month.

  • Examples: Long Point Baptist, Champion Forest Baptist

  • Set up an email address for students and staff to send prayer requests to your church.

  • Pray for the School Board and for district leadership. Invite school staff to pray with you!

  • Example: School Prayer Walks (Prayer Resources)

  • Ask your principal for prayer requests.

  • OPTION 1: Pray as a congregation during Sunday service 🙏

  • OPTION 2: Organize a prayer car parade 🚗

  • OPTION 3: Follow CDC guidelines and prayer walk around the school 🚶

  • Work with your partner school to ensure that every student has access to needed food and supplies.

  • Help deliver or distribute food and necessities to families with timing issues or limited transportation.

  • Examples: Greater St. Matthew, Champion Forest Baptist


COVID-19 Information, Resources, and Hotlines

Last updated: July 29, 2020

Texas Education Agency Information:

Harris County Information:

Fort Bend County Information:

Mental Health Resources: 

Hotlines (Available 24/7):

  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233. If you’re unable to speak safely, visit http://thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
  • Crisis and Suicide Prevention Counseling: 832-416-1177 (Teens: Call 832-416-1199, Text 281.201.4430)
  • If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected: 1-800-252-5400. File non-urgent reports online at https://www.txabusehotline.org/Login/Default.aspx
  • Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 1-800-633-5686
  • Harris County Mental Health Support Line: 833-251-7544
  • Fort Bend County Mental Health Resource Line: 832-363-7094
  • Houston ISD Mental Health Hotline: 713-556-1340 (Students/Parents), 833-812-5181 (Employees)
  • 24-hour KSBJ Prayer and Care Line: 281-652-5555 or https://www.ksbj.org/prayer/
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Let’s continue to pray for our national, state, and city leaders as they make decisions regarding the health of our communities. Pray also for families as they make difficult decisions regarding work, childcare, and the safety and well-being of every family member. May we love our neighbors well during this time!

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