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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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Lankford addresses issues related to CARES Act
Apr04

Lankford addresses issues related to CARES Act

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a press release submitted by the office of Oklahoma U.S. Senator James Lankford. For more information, visit oklahomabaptists.org/coronavirus-response, which includes an FAQ page from the U.S. Small Business Administration regarding faith-based organizations.   The office of Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has launched a webpage at www.lankford.senate.gov/issues that is compiled with information for...

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Religious liberty concerns resolved for churches to receive CARES Act stimulus funds
Apr03

Religious liberty concerns resolved for churches to receive CARES Act stimulus funds

NASHVILLE (BP)—An Interim Final Rule published by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides assurance that churches and other ministries are, in fact, eligible to receive loans as part of a massive financial stimulus bill passed last week by Congress, and that those faith-based nonprofits will not face potential conflict with religious liberty protections. The Paycheck Protection Program, enacted as part of the $2 trillion...

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GoStudents Online Mission Project announced in the wake of cancelled trips
Apr02

GoStudents Online Mission Project announced in the wake of cancelled trips

With the Oklahoma Baptists’ GoStudents Mission trips previously scheduled for 2020 being cancelled due to COVID-19 travel considerations, a new online mission opportunity was announced this week. Brian Baldwin, who serves as student evangelism and missions ministry Partner for Oklahoma Baptists said, “Christians from the early church until now have always been powerfully leveraging technology for the sake of the Gospel.” Baldwin...

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First-Person: CARES Act provides option payroll relief to churches amid COVID-19
Mar31

First-Person: CARES Act provides option payroll relief to churches amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) pandemic, and the social and legal response, is having major effects on the economy. It also could greatly affect the local churches financial future. That is why, in response to the financial crisis created by the COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) pandemic, the United States Congress recently passed two laws aimed to provide relief. Both laws were signed by President Trump; one of which is the “CARES Act” that...

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