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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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  • Leading Worship in the Age of COVID-19

    It was just three weeks ago that life and church as we knew it was as normal as could be. Nothing could have prepared us for how quickly our weekend services and the method of ministry would change. Overnight, we went from experts to students all over again. What a challenge this has been. But, […]

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  • Online Offering Ideas

    By now you’re swamped with information and advice and probably overwhelmed with figuring this whole thing out. I want to be quick and helpful. We’ve talked with hundreds of churches and many of them are seeing good results from their online offering moments. Here’s what they’re doing:

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  • Leading Through a Financial Crisis

    When elected as Superintendent of the Northern California & Nevada District in 2004, I faced twin financial crises that threatened to bankrupt the District.

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  • A Message from CEP on COVID-19

    As Church Extension Plan adapts in the wake of a global pandemic, I want to take this opportunity to offer some encouragement. In this season of uncertainty, we want to assure customers of our steadfast commitment to serving you.

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  • All Are Called

    When Dr. Monte Madsen first felt a call to ministry, he was only 16 years old and immediately began preaching in the small church of a remote, Texas town. “The county judge would introduce me,” Madsen pauses to don a thick, Southern drawl. “‘We got this young preacher boy to speak to us today, and I need ere’body to listen!…

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  • Stories of Impact

    Rick and Jan both accepted Christ at the age of five, but, as their lives progressed, their devotion faded. “I spent 35 years chasing what life had to offer,” says Rick. He joined the Air Force, became a well-known hairstylist, and was even a racecar driver. “No matter what I pursued, I never found the satisfaction and peace I was looking for”…

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  • Restoring the Call of God

    “It’s funny now remembering what the pastor’s wife used to tell us even before we went to Bible college,” Pastor Mike Alvarado smiles. “She would say, ‘You guys know you’re the next pastors of this church.’ And we would look at her and say, ‘You are one crazy woman.’” Mike laughs — not because he still believes she was crazy, but because he’s living the truth of her words…

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