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Floyd to host online prayer gathering on Good Friday
Apr06

Floyd to host online prayer gathering on Good Friday

What: A time of focused prayer amid the global COVID-19 pandemic When: 12 p.m. CDT, April 10 Where: sbc.net/pray and the SBC Executive Committee Facebook page NASHVILLE (BP)—As Southern Baptists navigate the crisis resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic, Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee, has called for a special time of prayer. The SBC Good Friday Online Prayer Gathering will take place at 12 p.m....

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Churches eligible for federal payroll protection funding through SBA
Apr04

Churches eligible for federal payroll protection funding through SBA

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued an FAQ document for faith-based organizations reiterating that they are eligible to receive SBA loans through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). The document says “no otherwise eligible organization will be disqualified from receiving a loan because of the religious nature, religious identity, or religious speech of the organization.” The document...

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Midwestern Seminary cancels graduation ceremony, offers summer classes online
Mar30

Midwestern Seminary cancels graduation ceremony, offers summer classes online

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)—In moves directly related to the safety of the Midwestern Seminary (MBTS) community amidst the coronavirus pandemic, President Jason Allen announced that the school’s May 1 public graduation ceremony will be canceled, and that all summer classes will be offered in a synchronous technology format. Allen described himself as having “a heavy heart” in canceling the spring commencement exercises, which had been...

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Q&A: How churches, pastors are eligible for relief in stimulus package
Mar30

Q&A: How churches, pastors are eligible for relief in stimulus package

DALLAS (BP)—The COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package signed into law March 27 by President Trump will provide potential relief for churches and pastors, thanks to efforts by the Church Alliance, a national coalition of large and historic church benefit boards, including GuideStone, and Southern Baptist partners to ensure churches and pastors have the same options as small businesses and self-employed individuals attempting to...

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Greear, Floyd, entity heads issue call for day of prayer
Mar12

Greear, Floyd, entity heads issue call for day of prayer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear and the SBC Great Commission Council (GCC) are calling all Southern Baptists throughout more than 47,500 churches “to commit to a dedicated time of prayer this Sunday, March 15, 2020.” In response to the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to be a global pandemic, Greear and the GCC, which is composed of the...

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