State of the Church Virtual Town Hall Meeting. Online virtual to Help Churches Face COVID-19 Pandemic. Research has shown that churches are often one of the first places people turn when they are in crisis—whether they need physical, emotional, or spiritual support. As the situation with COVID-19 changes at a rapid pace, it’s important to continue thinking strategically and collectively about how we can serve our congregations and communities. During this digital summit you will learn from leaders about how your church can respond well to the coronavirus outbreak.