COVID-19 Resources

  • NALEC Guidebook

    As our national leaders begin discussions about reopening businesses nationwide, pastors will be seeking practical resources to help them reopen churches as well. The safety of staff and church members is a top concern. A well-designed and thorough plan for how the church reopens can give our congregants a sense of comfort. It will communicate […]

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  • Shepherding from Afar

    COVID-19 has brought the globe to a screeching halt while bringing about one of the greatest challenges the church has ever experienced. Expressing care and spiritual oversight has never been more unique and perhaps more simplified. As we race to minister online and as most of us take a crash course in communicating into a […]

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  • Phasing Into New Normal: A Guide for Churches

    As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, it has become even more apparent to Assemblies of God leaders that our ministries must adapt to remain effective and healthy in an uncharted, post-corona world. Congregants and staff members will return to their churches with new financial, emotional, and spiritual needs. The health and wellbeing of our communities will […]

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  • How the CARES Act Affects Your Retirement Plan

    Among the many provisions outlined in the CARES Act, there are several that benefit individuals directly. Most of us are familiar with the stimulus check provisions by now, but there are also ways to minimize financial strains through specific provisions for retirement plans. IRA Contribution Deadline Extended The IRA contribution deadline for 2019 has been […]

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  • How One California Church is Feeding Families During COVID-19

    The sudden arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has left our communities shellshocked. Church and ministry leaders are racing to adapt, learning how to lead well in an erratic socio-economic crisis. Nevertheless, some pastors have found themselves busier than ever. Shortly after California governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide shelter-in-place order, Pastor Jim Franklin and his […]

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  • COVID-19 is the Reset Moment the Church Needs

    Have you tried resetting it? That’s usually the first question the IT Help Desk — for me, usually my children — asks when I call for help when my smartphone is not working. It seems too obvious and simple to be true, but resetting my phone usually fixes the problem. It restores my phone to its original […]

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  • Know Your Place, Occupy Your Space

    “…since you have never been this way before.” Joshua 3:4 (NIV) It is safe to say that none of us have traveled this road before. Just scarcely a few weeks ago, before COVID-19, you and I were in a different place. Now, like Joshua, we are on a path we have never traveled. I believe the scope […]

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  • Our Response to COVID-19: Will it Destroy Us or Define Us?

    For pastors and leaders like myself, the COVID-19 crisis has changed everything in a moment. My church was in a season of growth and momentum when the pandemic hit. We were preparing to make some key hires and even launch our fourth location in Philadelphia. Then, in one moment, everything stopped. While we know COVID-19 […]

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  • How Churches Benefit from CARES Act Tax Provisions

    While many organizations are seeking small business loans through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, this stimulus package has also modified certain tax policies affecting small businesses, to assist them in this season of financial stress. These provisions include an employee retention tax credit and deferred payment of employer payroll taxes, which […]

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  • Federal Funding Available for Churches

    This resource is to inform you of two loan options for nonprofits and churches, provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020.

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  • Can We Still be Prophets of Hope?

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.” – Romans 15:13 (AMP) We face a new day — one many of us have […]

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