UPDATE: Slew of Christian Artists—Including Lauren Daigle—and Churches Cancel Events Due to COVID-19

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Update as of March 18: Lauren Daigle rescheduled all tour dates through April 29.

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.

Concerts Canceling

1. Lauren Daigle rescheduled all tour dates scheduled through April 29. All purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates, which can be found here: laurendaigle.com/tour/. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase should the new dates conflict with your schedule. In an email sent out to her mailing list, Daigle writes, "We will continue to communicate updates as they come. We love you all so much, and we are doing our best to keep everyone's health & safety in mind. May the peace of Christ cover you in this time. Please keep those impacted in your prayers. Our hearts go out to all of you!"

2. Tauren Wells' remaining 10 shows in his Hits Deep Tour are canceled. Read the full Instagram post here.

3. Only Jesus Tour featuring Matthew West and Casting Crowns is postponed until April 9. Read the Instagram update here.

4. David Crowder announced on Instagram that Winter Jam is canceling its shows in Louisville, Chicago, Cincinnati and Chattanooga. Stay tuned for more announcements regarding future shows in the following weeks.

5. Rend Collective stated that Sunday, March 15, is its last show in the U.S. until the end of May. All other shows in America have been postponed. Read the full Instagram post here.

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Friends and family, in response to the COVID-19 developments, we are following the best practice guidelines we have received and the USA part of our world tour is being postponed and rescheduled after our show on Sunday the 15th of March. This currently affects only dates scheduled until the end of May and DOES NOT presently impact our summer schedule or our European leg of the tour this autumn. We are extremely sad that we don't get to worship with you all over the next few months but it will make it all the sweeter when we do celebrate together. As a ticket holder, you should receive an email from your place of purchase about the new dates and details very soon. In a time of fear and uncertainty we have to lean heavily on what the scripture tells us. "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind." We've checked - the words of scripture haven't changed! God is seated immovably upon the throne and continues to have "plans to prosper us and not to harm us but to give us a hope and future". Stick with us, there's a lot we're all going to be processing over the next little while so why not journey through this as a family? Let's choose worship together in this season. Because He's still good, even when life is not. Much love, Rend Co.

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Megachurches Canceling

1. The Potter's House postponed 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 were closed on Sunday, March 15. Services are available online, via livestream, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., here: freechapel.org/live.

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The health and safety of every person who walks onto our campuses continues to be a top priority for the Free Chapel leadership. Our team has been carefully monitoring the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation through the CDC and local health authorities and will continue to take proactive approaches to keep our community healthy and safe. To that end, we feel the safest course of action is to cancel public attendance to our services this Sunday, March 15 at all of our campuses. However, we will be broadcasting our services and I will be sharing a LIVE message through our streaming services on freechapel.org, Youtube, and Facebook. We will be working closely with local health authorities to determine when we will resume services again. Please pray for those affected by this virus. Prayer is powerful, and God is our perfect source of comfort and care. Join us in praying for the people and regions affected, and for the protection of our nation, community, and church.

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3. The Belonging Co also canceled 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 are livestreamed at 7:30 p.m. CST here: thebelongingco.churchonline.org/.

4. Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, also canceled 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 shared a special message about living without fear during these uncertain times.

6. VOUS Church in Miami, Florida, canceled services at their regular locations until further notice. Services are available to stream online.

7. Bethel Church in Redding, California, canceled all ministry gatherings and weekend services until further notice. Opportunities to watch services online are available here: bethel.tv. For continued updates, visit bethel.com/coronavirus.

Conferences Canceling

1. Beth Moore moved 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 here.

2. Hillsong's Colour Conference 2020 postponed 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. Click here for the full message.

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.

5. VOUS Church's VOUS Girl SoBe conference is being postponed to a later date, but that date hasn't been confirmed yet.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more updates.

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