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How to sustain giving during disruption

Tips, tools & expert advice Given the coronavirus and its effect on church operations, are you seeing an increased interest in sustained giving tools and strategies? Baker: Before COVID-19, digital giving was an important part of a church’s stewardship ministries. Now it’s the main focus of financing the work of the Lord. Every church has […]

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Leading during difficult times: your best training options

What are a pastor’s biggest indicators that it’s time to consider leadership development training? Martin: Many seek training during a crisis, or when a felt need is strong, which creates anxiety in the church’s system. Those who choose to pursue ‘lifelong learning’ are less likely to have staff conflict, mistrust or confusion in the church […]

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On priorities and compassion in times of crisis: Craig Groeschel

No matter the crisis, whether COVID-19 or something more local to our community, our first priority must be how we minister to people. Having current and real information is key to making necessary decisions in the moment. Answer the question, based on what we know, what is right, now? Don’t let all the other energy […]

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Safer at home or safer at church? Examining small group meetings, now

By Attorney Louis R. Briska The various State Executive Orders requesting people to stay at home during the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic have been commonly referred to as “Stay-at-Home” Orders. The belief held by local, state and federal health officials is that communities can minimize the spread of the Coronavirus by having families stay […]

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The post-pandemic church will need to wipe out, spread out and reach out!

By Ravi Waldon, AIA, LEED AP As we all sit glued to the news, praying that God will protect us and help us to be the light in the community, we wonder what post-pandemic USA 2.0 will look like. Given the sorrow COVID-19 brought and the economic damage ensuing, how do churches navigate?  We all […]

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Reaching people when the crisis is over

By Dr. Marty Baker Our world has changed in the past few months. Who would have ever believed thousands of congregations across the U.S. would be closed in a matter of days? Who would have believed school semesters would be suspended and major sporting events postponed? No one would have imagined that many businesses would […]

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SBA Clarifies Eligibility of Faith-Based Organizations to Participate in Paycheck Protection and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza today announced that SBA issued guidance clarifying that all faith-based organizations impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) are eligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, without restrictions based on their religious identity or activities, to the extent they meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the CARES Act that was […]

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Creating a financial plan for your church during the outbreak

By Sam S. Rainer III The pandemic has thrust change upon the church. One of the more jarring changes involves finances. In many established churches, the majority of funds come through in-service giving, not online giving. The first week of service stoppages was a wake-up call. Some churches only received a small portion of weekly […]

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