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WATCH: Cell Phone Choir Performs ‘It Is Well With My Soul’

When studio singers from the Nashville area are stuck under a "safer at home" order, they get creative. Check out this amazing version of 'It Is Well With My Soul' performed by a cell phone choir!
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Pastor Has a Warning As 37 Infected at AR Church See First Death

Pastor Mark Palenske and his wife, Dena, are among at least 37 people connected with Greers Ferry First Assembly of God who have tested positive for Covid-19. One man from that group, an elderly greeter at the church, just passed away.
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Ravi Zacharias Answers: What Good Is Prayer Right Now?

In his first interview since his cancer diagnosis, Ravi Zacharias discusses the role of prayer in these troubled times on the Ben Shapiro Show. “Prayer...helps us become better citizens and better people in community to understand and help those who are going through a tough time.”
Pastoral Ministry and Epidemic

A Shining Example of Pastoral Ministry During the Yellow Fever Epidemic

In the midst of the current worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, an account about the pastoral ministry of B.M. Palmer in the midst of a yellow fever epidemic came to mind. Yellow fever is extremely contagious and far more deadly than Covid-19.
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Save the Date: Global Day of Prayer and Fasting March 29

The World Evangelical Alliance has called for March 29th to be a day dedicated to prayer and fasting throughout the world. Here's what you need to know.
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Francis Chan: People Need to Know Why We Have No Fear of Death

Christians should not allow fear to rob them of love, joy or peace, says Francis Chan. In fact, because of what Jesus has done for us, we can have no fear of anything, not even death. 
How to Lead Your Team in Uncertain Times

How to Lead Your Team in Uncertain Times

We are in uncharted territory regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).  New normals are likely to be established.  So how do you lead during uncertain times?...
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Summer VBS 2020 … 6 Options for Children’s Ministers

During this season of social distancing with quarantines, sheltering in place, and online church, children’s ministry leaders are looking forward to VBS 2020 and wondering what they will do in the age of Covid-19. Here are 6 potential options to explore.

Pastor With Coronavirus: This Virus Is Like Sin

“The greatest pandemic to ever hit all of us is that sin caused us all to be separated from God and sin has caused death to come to us all,” Pastor Tim Lewis explains from quarantine.
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Coronavirus, Porn, and Anxiety: When Three Pandemics Converge

We are experiencing a confluence of three pandemics: coronavirus, porn and anxiety. Times of uncertainty like the one we’re in naturally intensify anxiety and powerlessness, and with it, the spread of pornography use.
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Pope Francis: You Can Confess Sins Directly to God If You Need To

Pope Francis has said that Catholics can confess sins directly to God if they are unable to make an individual confession to a priest because of the global pandemic.
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The Surprising Ways This Virus Has Changed Us

After the virus has passed and the health care workers can all breathe a collective sigh of relief while the rest of us go back to work, we will realize we will never be the same. This virus has changed us in surprising ways.
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David Green: Hobby Lobby Will Stay Open After Word From God

David Green sent a letter to Hobby Lobby employees stating the craft supply stores will stay open per a word his wife, Barbara Green, received from God. “God is in control," Green writes.
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Drive In Church Helps People Who Are ‘starting to feel it’

As churches struggle to figure out what worship services look like during the pandemic, drive in church is a solution to which many leaders have turned.
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Manny Pacquiao ‘not afraid to die’ to Help Others

“You have to lead and let people see that you are with them,” Manny Pacquiao told reporters. The boxing champ is continuing public appearances and donating necessary goods to fight the virus in the Philippines.
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What It’s Like for Special Needs Families During Coronavirus

Let a special needs family know you care. Most special needs families aren’t going to take the time to explain to you what our life looks like right now. We don’t want to burden anyone.
Baptism Continues, Though Rome Church Services Canceled

Church Planter Explains Impact of Coronavirus Response in Italy

God is at work and the church is rising up during the coronavirus response in Italy. A church planter in Rome gives his firsthand account.
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Lockdowns Stop Mission Teams from Returning to the U.S.

Foreign countries going on lockdown have impacted at least two church mission teams trying to return to the U.S. during the global pandemic.
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Michael Jr. Has a Free Comedy Special for Anyone Who Needs a Laugh

Michael Jr. is hoping his comedy special will be an opportunity for people to take a break from their fear and anxiety and just laugh a little.
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Small Groups and Social Distancing: Promoting Online Community

With online technology today, it’s easier than ever to host groups online. You get to see faces and hear each other’s voices. This is online community.
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What Church Leaders Need to Know About the CARES Act

$350 billion is a lot of money but can’t help all of America’s 5.8 million small businesses. Sutton Turner of Vanderbloemen urges churches and nonprofits to prepare their applications quickly, before funds run out.

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Daniel Grothe: Who Are the 80-Year-Olds You Want to Be Like?

"There is a constellation of sages," says Daniel Grothe, "that the Lord will situate around all of our lives.” But like wisdom in the Bible, these wise men and women have to be pursued.