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Updating your church's playbook for COVID-19

J.D. Greear, SBC president
April 08 2020

The mission of every church – no matter its size, no matter its circumstance – is rooted in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). When Jesus sent his disciples out into the world 2,000 years ago, He didn't give an exception clause... read more

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Why Southern Baptists need a Good Friday online prayer gathering

Ronnie Floyd, SBC EC President and CEO
April 07 2020

Never, and I do mean never, have Southern Baptists needed to gather together to pray for one another, for America, and for the world, like we need to pray right now. The COVID-19 pandemic is touching the lives of our people and others across the world... read more

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The digital funeral – a practical pastoral guide

Dave Carroll, SBTC
April 07 2020

It happened to me. A family member passed away just as his state was asking all funerals to wait two months. We were faced with the choice of waiting it out to grieve our loss and celebrate a life – or holding a digital memorial... read more

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How to apply for payroll protection loans

John Butler, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
April 07 2020

This step-by-step guide helps churches complete the application process for the Payroll Protection Program made available through the CARES Act. read more

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Sorting through our COVID-19 anxieties

Brad Hambrick, The Summit Church
April 06 2020

What is the first step toward responding to anything well? Assessing accurately. If you have a stomachache, you need to know if it’s caused by an ulcer, food poison, constipation or lactose intolerance... read more